March 14, 2016

Helcim brings POS innovation to developers with hybrid EMV terminal

CALGARY--This week marks the launch of Helcim's eagerly anticipated hybrid credit and debit card terminal and developer portal. The release unlocks a payment framework for point-of-sale (POS) software developers on Android, iOS and Windows.

With the arrival of EMV (Chip and PIN) and NFC (Tap and Pay), traditional POS integrations and certifications are becoming more complex and time-consuming, and are raising additional concerns of the security of credit card data. Smaller POS providers are finding it harder to offer integrated credit card processing as part of their software.

Helcim's new terminal design addresses those concerns by providing a turn-key solution to developers so that they can easily add EMV credit and debit integration as a feature. By sending transaction instructions to the terminal directly, the point-of-sale system is kept up to date on processed payments, without ever interacting with full credit card numbers.

SDKs and code samples have been made available for Java (Android), Objective-C (iOS) and C# (Windows). Helcim Inc. is a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Interac Debit processor and merchant account provider. Founded in Calgary, Helcim is a team of talented individuals determined to out-do their bank-owned competitors. With a strong focus on transparent pricing and innovation, Helcim has become a North American leader in the design and operation of state-of-the-art payment processing platforms.



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