Castles Technology Co. Ltd, founded in 1993, is a Taiwan-based company credit card machine manufacturer. Rather than being a subsidiary of a larger manufacturing company, it is a small independent firm of about 120 employees. By focusing its entire business on the credit card terminal market, it has been able to maintain cutting-edge innovation in most of its products. It handles both design and manufacturing of its credit card readers in-house, meaning that it can rapidly respond to market changes and introduce new features as required by financial regulation or merchant demand.
The Vega5000S is the mid-line entry in Castle Technologies’ line of POS Terminals. This credit card machine lies up-market from the more basic Vega3000 and below the high-end Vega7000 series. The Vega5000S is equipped with a 32-bit 400MHz processor with up to 512 MB of flash memory, 64 MB or more of DDR RAM and a slot for an optional MicroSD card. It features a 2.4” full-color display and supports magnetic-strip credit cards, microchip contact cards and even contactless card payment methods. It has both a countertop ‘base’ version and a radio-frequency communication remote handset with a 7.6 watt-hour battery. It is certified according to PCI PTS, EMV L1 L2, MC-PTS, TQM, PBOC L1 L2, Visa payWave, Mastercard PayPass, American Express, JCB J/Speedy (For Contactless Model), UL, CE, FCC, BSMI and RoHS standards.
Features & Benefits
The greatest strength of the Vega5000S is its flexibility. It can process both of the common types of credit cards as well as the new and increasingly-popular contactless payment methods. Castles Technology also made sure to certify it to a large number of popular standards. This means that the Vega5000S can fulfill the credit cards machine requirements for any part of the world. With both a countertop and a mobile version of the reader, it can also serve a wide variety of businesses beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar storefront. Its high processing power and ample built-in storage allow it to support a wide range of protocols and applications as well.
The Vega5000S is a very well-equipped credit card terminal option. It is a perfect choice for companies that operate businesses with diverse payment-processing requirements or that are spread out over different geographic regions. The wide variety of options and available payment methods supported by the Vega500S make it well suited as a one-size-fits-all credit card processing solution.
2015 CREDIT CARD PROCESSING COMPANIES