First Data rolls out Clover range in Germany and Austria

Source: First Data

First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced the launch of Clover Mini and Clover Flex in Germany and Austria.

The first smart terminals of their kind available to business owners in these markets, Clover Flex and Clover Mini will enable business owners to maximize efficiency, leverage data analytics, engage customers, and accept the latest in payment innovation.

Clover Mini and Clover Flex provide businesses with custom hardware and software, plus girocard certification for the German market, as well as accessories, and customer support. Both products can accept a variety of payment options including PIN or signature entry, NFC, EMV and mag stripe transactions. They can be used as standalone devices or integrated with multiple Clover solutions for a connected commerce experience.

“While powering businesses that range from coffee shops to major sports arenas, we’ve watched the Clover platform grow rapidly across the U.S. and the U.K.,” commented Michael Neborak, Executive Vice President, Head of the EMEA region at First Data. “Today we are delighted to launch two of Clover’s most popular solutions in Germany and Austria, making the next generation of payments technology available to our clients.”

Backed by the Clover platform, merchants using the devices can manage their businesses in real-time over an online backend portal that can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The portal allows the merchant to monitor transaction status, view receipts in an online archive, and make configuration changes remotely anytime, anywhere.

Both Clover Mini and Clover Flex will also provide access to the Clover App Market. Clover’s App Market features applications built by third-party developers, with more than 300 available in the U.S. App developers in Germany and Austria have the opportunity to submit their own merchant-facing apps to the Clover App Market for inclusion. Clover’s platform also enables simple integration with numerous software providers, including independent software vendors, value-added resellers, software developers, and system integrators.

Clover Mini

Clover Mini comes in a small package but has the same power as a full size point-of-sale terminal, meaning business owners can access the same intuitive tools without compromising on counter space. Clover Mini provides merchants with:

Front-facing camera that enables barcode and QR code reading
Wi-Fi, 3G or Ethernet connectivity
7" Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass display screen
Touchscreen PIN entry for card payment transactions

Clover Flex

While Clover Flex is available for businesses of all sizes, its design makes it ideal for restaurant, retail, and service-based industries that want to take the checkout experience to the customer. Compact enough to be a handheld device, Clover Flex makes it easy to accept payments in-line, at the table, on the shop floor, or in the customer’s home. Features include:

Built-in receipt printer, 1D/2D barcode scanner and camera
Long-lasting Lithium-ion battery that can support up to eight hours of business on a single charge
On-screen electronic signature capture that can email, text and store digital receipts
5-inch, 720x1080 IPS LCD capacitive touch display for bright, crisp images
Lightweight device weighing less than 500 grams
Designed for the rigors of mobility through extensive reliability testing

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