Industry News | January 13, 2009

POS Market Gets Competitive

First Data introduced two new point of sale (POS) terminals, the FD300 and the FD200, today. The FD300 is designed for operations that have more than one business at the same location, and the FD200 is an all-in-one device that supports multiple payment types.

The FD300 is for professional businesses needing to keep track of sales from separate businesses housed at the same location such as a dentist or doctor office. Its multi-merchant capability allows the merchant to designate which business the sale is applied to at the time of purchase with one terminal.

Other features of the FD300 include a color touch screen display; fast downloads via IP with dial-up as back up; terminal/printer combination; future availability of built-in, full browser support; the ability to accept virtually all payment types; five USB ports to support a full range of peripherals; two RS232 serial ports and the option for Wi-Fi.

The FD200 is an all-in-one solution that supports merchants that frequently accept checks such as retailers and a multitude of other vertical industries. The FD200 offers multiple TeleCheck processing products including electronic check acceptance, which converts paper checks to electronic transactions at the POS.

Other features of the FD 200 include a single, integrated space-saving device with the ability to settle in the preferred payment type; enhanced check imaging technology; dual-CPUs, one for checks and one for all other services; dual-printers, inkjet to void checks and thermal to print receipts, which saves money on ink and paper.

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