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Pay everywhere: mPOS goes mainstream

Mobile point of sale is on the rise and some significant advances in the last 12 months mean we’re getting closer to smartphones, tablets and dedicated wireless devices becoming as mainstream as cash registers and traditional point of sale terminals. However, mPOS has the advantage of not being tied to a specific location in the retail environment, in fact mPOS works anywhere, in principle.

mPOS has risen in value over the last few years. The swipe of a card has been more important than the ring of a cash register for a while but 2014 was the first year when the touch of a phone became something worth mentioning.

Product Spotlight: PAX Product Family

The leading electronic payments solution provider in Asia, PAX is now a strong contender in the global market place with a growing presence in Europe and the USA.

PAX products are fully compliant with PCI DSS and EMV and their products cover the range from counter top to mobile, including contactless payments. Having consistently topped the rankings of POS terminal solutions providers in China, PAX have evolved in recent years into a major global player, winning substantial market share in international markets with innovative products.

Love your payment tech: 5 ways to care for your point of sale equipment

Does love or money make the world go round? In the case of your payment tech, they may be equally important. Loving your payment terminal will result in increased up-time, increased sales and reduced costs. For the non-romantics of the world, don’t worry, we’ve got some stats too.

‘Customer Damage’ is the most common fault code assigned to payment terminals and PIN Pads when they come back for repair. If a device is found to be broken because it has not been taken care of sufficiently, a sizeable bill will be winging its way to the merchant. Here are 5 straightforward ways to avoid such charges by loving your terminal:

Product Spotlight: Spire SPc50 PEDPack

Spire Payments is currently the fastest growing European Point of Sale solutions provider, developing world-class secure electronic payment solutions. Their payment terminals and PIN Pads are building traction worldwide. Tailwind has been working closely with their product management and security teams to produce a unique solution to mount the SPc50 device.

The new PEDPack, a unique back plate designed to fit to the back of the device, has no screws or fixings and allows the terminal to latch securely into a FlexiPole base.

The future of payments – 2015 and beyond

Never has payments been such a hot topic. Coverage in the press has been across the board in Sunday newspapers, dailies and on websites which normally stick to celebrity gossip and politics. Apple Pay, changes in legislation, adoption of EMV in the US, mobile wallets, wearable payment technology and multiple new ways to pay, not just retailers but each other, have all hit the headlines along with multiple card fraud scandals.

We round up the key stories for you with predictions on how the payment industry will be impacted in 2015 and beyond. Read on for some (well researched) crystal ball gazing.

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