Maxatec adds mobile payment solutions to its portfolio

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Maxa Technologies, (Maxatec) specialist distributor of IT hardware, software and services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors, has signed a UK distributor agreement with Datecs, renowned Bulgarian EPOS supplier, for the Datecs MPED-400 Mobile Pin Entry Device (PED).
The MPED-400 is a PCI EMV and Common Criteria approved mobile Pin Entry Device.  With a host of connectivity options including Bluetooth, USB and Serial, the PED can be used for a large range of payment applications from fixed point of sale to payments taken in the field. The ergonomic and light weight design make the MPED-400 ideally suited to business on the move.
With the "handpoint Headstart" payment application and the handpoint payment gateway, a vast range of new opportunities are opened up to mobile chip and pin. The PCI and Merchant Bank approved gateway allows payments to be processed efficiently and securely through an internet connection. The platforms which the solution can work upon are Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows PC and Android. Early in 2012, IoS will also become available.
Michael Ashcroft, Director of Technical Services at Maxatec commented: "Tied with the MPED-400 and a handheld device, chip and pin payment can now be integrated easily into your mobile application. This tight integration allows PCI compliant chip and pin payments to be made, thereby increasing the cash flow in any business."
Ashcroft continued, "The "handpoint Headstart" application runs on a multitude of operating systems including Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Android. This provides a simple integration platform for what was historically a complex payment mechanism.  With Bluetooth communication and Triple Des encryption, the MPED-400 provides the highest security available for your customer's confidence."
The addition of mobile payment solutions to the Maxatec range, reinforces the company's focus on the mobile market sector and the relationship with Datecs and handpoint typifies the continuing drive to engage with differentiated suppliers.
Jamal Maknin, Director at Datecs; "We are pleased to be working with Maxatec as the MPED-400 fits neatly into their product offering. Combined with the handpoint Headstart solution, we have a fully secure, certified managed solution which should enable us to gain real traction in the mobile payment sector. Mobile payment is new, exciting and an important area that can be delivered to a multitude of verticals and with the MPED-400, Maxatec and handpoint, we are coming to market at exactly the right time."
Maknin added: "Maxatec has great expertise and experience in mobile products and applications. Their value added, technical approach make them a very important partner for Datecs to deliver product into the huge potential customer base."

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