Tailwind’s FlexiPole range has a unique approach to mounting payment terminals and PINPads. Unlike our competitors, our universal stands interface with a bespoke ‘back plate’ which is designed to fit each payment terminal or PINPad. This back plate, which we call a PEDPack, fits the payment machine perfectly leaving no gaps for criminals to access the back of the machine and offering a sleek silhouette at Point of Sale.
Amidst the furore surrounding the launch of Apple Pay in the USA, more news of data breaches in the US broke over the last few weeks as Staples joined the ranks of well-known retailers facing similar breaches including Home Depot, Sally Beauty, Dairy Queen, Supervalu, Michael’s and Target. The situation has now grabbed the attention of President Obama who signed an executive order on Friday 17th October to improve security for government credit and debit cards by ensuring they use Chip and PIN technology.
Installing new terminals and PIN Pads is a substantial cost for any retailer and it’s not just the cost of the payment machines themselves: there’s also the time taken to reach a purchase decision, cost of installation, store downtime and staff training. Added to this is the need to meet current legislative requirements: your new EPOS system needs to meet PCI DSS regulations. And last but not least, you want your customers to have a payment experience which is as pleasant and ‘frictionless’ as possible.
The new v3.0 PCI Data Security Standard is becoming a reality for merchants, with Merchant Services Providers sending letters detailing monthly fines to be imposed for non-compliance.
If a security breach occurs and a subsequent investigation shows that the merchant is not compliant (either by not completing the self-assessment questionnaire or by not following the requirements within the questionnaire on an ongoing basis), heavy fines will be levied.
The FlexiGrip is already one of our most popular products in Central and Eastern Europe, Central America, North America and Russia, and offers the ultimate flexibility to customers who deploy a mixed estate of devices. Simple in design, it provides a complete solution for PED mounting and securing of cabling when combined with one of FlexiPoles.