Hypercom Expands High Security Product Portfolio in Germany

(AllPayNews) - Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that its 32-bit multi-application Optimum T4200 and M4200 countertop and mobile transaction terminals are officially approved as compliant with the current EMV POS terminal specification from the Central Credit Committee (Zentraler Kreditausschuss – ZKA) in Germany. The approval covers the Optimum T4200 terminals with options for ISDN, IP and GPRS connectivity, as well asthe M4240 Bluetooth and M4230 GPRS mobile models, all with integrated smart card readers. With ZKA approval, Hypercom strengthens its position as a leading provider of payment and digital transaction solutions to the German market.

“The Central Credit Committee’s approval allows the large scale deployment of our highly popular Optimum product range,” said Christian Jürs, Vice President of Sales, Hypercom Germany. “With the addition of these terminals we give customers more of a choice and more options with reliable high security solutions that can be deployed in any end user scenario regardless of communications needs.”

The Optimum countertop and mobile series has received PCI PED security approval, MasterCard Worldwide Payment Terminal Security approval for IP and wireless communication, and EMV Level 1 & 2 certifications for chip card transactions. All models share the same platform, user interface and software toolkit to maximize efficiency, application portability and offer customers a broad range of options to serve any market need.

Additionally, Hypercom’s Artema software now runs on the Optimum T4200 and M4200 family of terminals.

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Technical Appendix

In 2006, the Central Credit Committee, which is a confederation of German credit associations, endorsed the introduction of the international EMV chip card standard in Germany, including the local Electronic Cash application. As a result, terminals used for Electronic Cash transactions must be certified against the Technical Appendix specifications (currently TA 7.0), following a wide range of security evaluations and functional tests.

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Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits.
Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

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