Founded in 1990 by a group of researchers from the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Datecs Ltd. got its start by developing GIS technology that was used for scanning high-resolution images of maps. As this technology became well-known worldwide, the company formed a partnership with Samsung to develop retail cash registers and eventually a credit card machine. As the products became popular for use in hotels and restaurants across Europe, Datecs began to expand its product line to include electronic scales, portable cash registers with POS printers, and a credit card terminal that would be easy for businesses to integrate into existing systems. This led to the creation of the MPED-400, which is today considered the leading credit card machine worldwide.
A portable credit card terminal that is widely used in outdoor retail environments as well as indoor multi-lane retail outlets, the MPED-400 has become a popular choice of many retailers around the globe. A hand-held PINPad, it can be used to accept both magnetic strip cards as well as smart cards. Known as a hybrid card reader due to its ability to accept both magnetic strip and smart cards, it is well-liked by merchants for its compact design, ergonomic features, and reliability.
Features and Benefits
Due to its hybrid reader, the transition to Chip and PIN are much easier for the cardholder using the MPED-400. With a large graphic display that makes reading the screen easy, it can also be equipped with a supporting base to allow for installation at a sales counter. For businesses that want to offer increased convenience and flexibility to customers, the MPED-400 can be combined with Bluetooth technology that makes it easier for merchants to process orders quickly and easily. Extremely compact, it measures only one inch wide and just under six inches long. This makes it easy to transport from one event to another, making it a good investment for retailers who want the flexibility to take it with them on location or keep at a sales counter.
The MPED-400 has gained a reputation as a very reliable and easy-to-use terminal for both customers and retailers alike, allowing Datecs to continue to make various changes to its software to increase its capabilities and convenience. Whether it’s used at an outdoor festival or inside a local shop, the MPED-400 appears ready to stay popular for many years to come.
2015 CREDIT CARD PROCESSING COMPANIES