Cryptera launches new NFC Reader, a robust contactless payment device

Cryptera A/S, one of the world’s technology leaders in the field of encryption, certification, and secure provisioning is excited to announce the launch of their new NFC Contactless Reader, Cryptera’s latest payment peripheral. 

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With the growing contactless and NFC payment environment in mind, the NFC Reader accepts a wide array of payment solutions, including EMV Contactless, Discover D-PAS®, Mastercard MCL, Visa payWave®, AmEx ExpressPay®, JCB J/Speedy, Interac Flash, Apple Pay®, Google Pay, Samsung Pay®.

Cryptera’s EMVCo and PCI 5.x approved NFC Reader enables fast and secure contactless payment by card or phone. The NFC Reader is available as part of Cryptera’s flexible Modular Payment Solution or as a standalone reader to function with an already installed controller or PC.

Designed to support a wide variety of contactless payment environments, including mobile POS applications, point-of-sale terminals, and unattended payment kiosks, the NFC Reader is perfect for a merchant’s customized payment solution. It is available with a USB connection and an XFS service provider for ATM environments.

“The NFC Reader is a ruggedized, reliable contactless/NFC module that can be used as part of the Cryptera modular unattended payment solution, as a stand-alone unit, or as part of the retro-fitting of payment terminals, currently taking place in the industry” says Stig Gudmundsen, Head of Global Sales at Cryptera A/S. “It is ideally suited to design into, or to retrofit contactless NFC reading into an existing payment solution.”

The fuel dispensing environment requires ruggedized and secure payment hardware. Additionally, that environment is growing beyond simply paying for fuel. With the recent introduction of EV charging stations and alternative power sources, this merchant channel requires nimble payment solutions that can service today’s needs, and be prepared for the next wave of technological advancements. Cryptera’s NFC Reader perfectly fits that model, by offering easy integration, securing data transactions, and delivering a rugged design.

NFC-Enabled Payment Solution for Copenhagen Metro.

The new Cryptera NFC Reader is already deployed in the field, as Cryptera and Nets – one of the top European Processors have partnered to deliver the payment terminals for the new Copenhagen Metro line “Cityringen”. Sunday 29th of September 2019 marked the grand opening of the Metro line, a 15.5 km underground railway to downtown Copenhagen. The circle line has 17 underground stations and the project has been one of the largest infrastructure projects in the history of Denmark.

In close cooperation with Nets, Cryptera is the proud supplier of our Modular Payment Solution – PIN pads, Contactless Payment, and Secure Card Readers – as part of the Ticket Vending Machines to the 17 new stations. The payment terminals support NFC-based payment, using cards and mobile wallets as well as traditional EMV cards, and provide PCI-approved end-to-end protection of sensitive card data and support for Online and Offline PIN.