Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that its next generation L5300 and L5400 multilane payment terminals are PCI approved and are now available for shipment.
The L5000 is a revolutionary family of customer-facing, multipurpose, multimedia terminals featuring the broadest range of functional communications capabilities for the widest spectrum of multilane retailers.
"The L5000 is a technological advance that gives retailers in all tiers the ability to use a payment terminal for far more than just payments. Competitors talk of evolution and that's fine for them. But for all multilane retailers, the L5000 allows them for the first time to match the specific needs of each department with a value-added product in the L5000 family, knowing that the industry's strongest security is at work in every device," said T.K. Cheung, Vice President, Global Quality and Security, Hypercom Corporation.
Hypercom's L5000 family represents the industry's most comprehensive line of high performance, multilane terminals that will connect to any point-of-sale register system via numerous communications formats including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The new product lineup enables in-store use beyond the traditional checkout line, including in-aisle product locating, barcode price checking, health insurance card processing at the pharmacy, gift card loading and wedding registry processing at kiosks.
The L5000 features an integrated ADA compliant keyboard, a side-lit keypad, Braille characters and a headphone jack to assist the visually disabled. It also features a full VGA color display and hardened glass capacitive touch screen providing the industry's brightest and most legible interface for interactive multimedia advertising.
Unlike competitive products, the L5000 features modular communications interfaces (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, contactless, Power over Ethernet) that enable retailers to change their connectivity options as their needs change. To maximize flexibility and minimize upfront costs, the L5000 also features a modular contactless reader for easy in-field upgrading to contactless card and NFC technology.
Also unlike competitors' products, the L5000 product family includes a cradled, cordless Wi-Fi or Bluetooth hand-over device that lets clerks at jewelry, cosmetic and other high value counters bring the payment device to the customer, thus enabling the employee to stay with the customer throughout the sales process, and do so without unsightly cables.
Hypercom's new multilane product line is powered by a 400 MHz processor and advanced Linux operating system to deliver unrivaled in-store multimedia capabilities and speed.
The L5000 represents the most secure multilane product family ever introduced. It is designed to meet PCI PTS 2.x security compliance and features the payment industry's widest array of high security data encryption technology. Unlike competitor products, Hypercom's full X509 PKI (public key infrastructure) HyperSafe® security layer is also embedded in every model to protect the terminal and applications from hacking and malware attacks. The L5000 product line incorporates Hypercom's HyperSafe® Remote Key System (HRKS) for quick and secure on-site, in-store payment terminal key injection at the point-of-sale.
In addition to the L5300 and L5400, Hypercom's L5000 family includes the elegant and rugged entry level L5200 and the sleek L5350 cordless, both of which will be available early next year.