Founded by a group of Bulgarian researchers in 1990, Datecs Ltd. has become one of the leading credit card terminal companies in the world. Known for its development of geographic information systems, the company eventually developed electronic cash registers and POS systems for retailers. As the products became well-known across Europe and were used in supermarkets, hotels, and restaurants, the company began focusing its efforts on developing a credit card machine that would be not only functional, but also easy to use. Having now become the leading credit card terminal company around the globe, Datecs is best known for developing machines that are smaller and easier to use than others before.
The PPAD 1 is the smallest PIN pad on the market, and its compact design and ergonomic styling make it a favorite of retailers everywhere. Easy to handle, it has an intuitive interface that makes it very user-friendly. With programming that is so user-friendly, it has allowed for simplified training of employees, which has resulted in far fewer support requests than other previous machines. Because the credit card machine is so widely-used around the world, it has been designed to accommodate multiple languages. Able to fit in the palm of a person’s hand, the PPAD 1 is full of features to make it able to be used in many venues.
Features and Benefits
Able to work with multiple forms of payment including EMV Chip and PIN, magnetic stripe and even contactless cards, the terminal can be used on location at festivals as well as inside retail establishments. Featuring an integrated PIN pad with large, colored control keys and an optional barcode scanner, the PPAD 1 has Bluetooth capability and can be connected to other Bluetooth devices such as a mobile printer. Powered by a replaceable and rechargeable 3.7V Li-Ion battery, it’s mobile enough to be taken virtually anywhere without having to rely on a source of electricity to operate.
The PPAD 1, resembling a smartphone, is considered the next generation of payment terminals for credit card processing. Proving to be very popular with merchants, its small size and abundant features make it a favorite of businesses looking to upgrade or expand their payment capabilities as well as new businesses wanting the latest credit card payment technology. As it becomes more widely used, the PPAD 1 will in all likelihood surpass many other machines.
2015 CREDIT CARD PROCESSING COMPANIES