NFC Payment Terminals
Near Field Communication is a standard for data transmission. Based on RFID and similar to Bluetooth, this small area allows enabled devices to perform contactless, “touch to pay” transactions.
Although the ability to utilize this feature is available in many Android based devices, Apple’s iPhone 6 and other smartphones, the ability to utilize NFC is being held back by the slow adoption by merchants. NFC can also be implemented by a NFC reader and an unpowered tag, such as the ones embedded in credit cards. Terminal makers have been embracing the technology, and some have designed replacement PIN pads that implement NFC – allowing the tech to be bolted on to existing card payment terminals. NFC’s typical range is around 4 cm, so the PIN pad is the logical place to put a NFC reader. This strategy works well for consumers, who already access the PIN pad during the payment procedure for PIN based Debit transactions.
Get Started with NFC
Infinity Data offers many ways to enable NFC at your business. To find out about how Infinity Data can help you get up and running with Touch To Pay NFC transactions, or to open an account with Infinity Data, please contact us at 1-866-746-8931.