Payworks Launches First Android-based Smart Terminal on Payworks Pulse Gateway

January 30, 2019         By: Payment Week

MUNICH, 30-01-19 – Payworks, the leading provider of next generation Point of Sale gateway technology, today announced the launch of the first Android-based smart terminal, which will be added to the company’s growing portfolio of pre-certified payment terminals on Payworks Pulse. The smart terminal runs an Android operating system, enabling easy development and deployment of innovative Point of Sale software solutions for merchants. The terminal will be available to Payworks clients globally and will be initially certified with selected Acquirers in North America, Europe and Africa via Payworks’ global connectivity network.

As the first smart terminal on Payworks Pulse, Payworks will add the A920 manufactured by PAX Technology Ltd., a leading provider of electronic payment terminal solutions and related services. Payworks plans to introduce additional Android-based devices as the market increasingly standardizes on the platform.

The PAX A920 can be used both in standalone and integrated mode – it includes an HD tablet touchscreen, 2 built-in cameras for 1D and 2D scanning and a fast thermal printer – making it convenient for merchants to accept both card and alternative payment. The A920 will run Accept, the standalone application provided by Payworks, and will also be available for third-party Point of Sale developers to integrate quickly and seamlessly using the Payworks suite of APIs.

“We are seeing the beginning of a series of disruptive changes to the Point of Sale hardware environment,” says Christian Deger, CEO & Co-Founder at Payworks. “Android-based devices will have the same impact at the Point of Sale as smartphones had on the last generation of legacy mobile phones. Consequently, Acquirers will have to go through a huge paradigm shift in the coming years, very similar to the way phone carriers had to reinvent themselves when they were disempowered by open app stores. There is a huge opportunity arising for incumbent and new players in the value chain. At Payworks, we managed to become the leader in the integrated Point of Sales technology, space and we are in a great position to help payment providers to transform their businesses and leverage the tremendous opportunities in the coming years.”

Mark O’Flynn, VP Sales at PAX, comments: “The partnership between PAX and Payworks is a great way of introducing clients globally to a modern, all-in-one payment solution. We see the market moving to Android- based systems, and it’s important for us to ensure Point of Sale developers have the needed tools to stay up-to-date with technology trends. Payworks ensures this is happening for their clients, and with the introduction of the elegantly designed A920, PAX and Payworks are offering an unprecedented user experience for consumers, merchants, and ISVs.”

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