Verifone unveils new mobile and portable payment solutions for retailers


US-based payment solutions provider Verifone has launched two new mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) products, in order to provide portable payment solutions to retail merchants.

These products are expected to maximise the functioning of the company’s Linux-based Verifone Engage platform.

According to the company, the V240m and e285 devices are commerce-enabled and certified with the highest level of global security, PCI 5.0.

The certification is expected to ensure device protection for cardholder payment data in addition to protection in a multi-layered security approach.

"Key stakeholders in payments must rethink the checkout to meet consumers where they want to be met and better retain the sale.”

Verifone Systems senior vice-president Julie Johnson said: “Retail is evolving and while consumers continue to make most of their purchases in traditional brick-and-mortar stores, they are drawn to in-store shopping experiences that are personalised and sharable without spending an eternity in the queue.

“We want to help our merchants meet customers at the ‘point-of-decision’ wherever that may be, and not just at the traditional ‘point of purchase. Key stakeholders in payments must rethink the checkout to meet consumers where they want to be met and better retain the sale.”

Aimed at mobile businesses, the V240m payment solution is designed for line-busting, curbside service and pay-at-the-table.

It is a portable device with a 3.5in capacitive touchscreen, digital signature capabilities and HVGA resolution for new commerce opportunities.

Equipped with an integrated, high-speed printer for quick receipts, the product also features multiple connectivity options and sufficient memory to support multimedia apps.

The e285 offers mobility to businesses, enabling them to accept payments from consumers from any location.

It is standalone POS that comes with up to 12h of battery life, and uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G or GPRS radio for wireless convenience.

It can accept all forms of payment and features a 2.8in colour touchscreen capable of signature capture.