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Visa gives contactless payment rings to athletes at Rio Olympics

A select group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in Rio will be able to make payments at the touch of a finger thanks to NFC-enabled rings from Visa.

The prototype NFC payment rings will be given to 45 Visa-sponsored athletes to use across the city. The rings are water resistant to a depth of 50 metres and include a secure microchip with an embedded NFC-enabled antenna. 

5 tips to spring clean your Point of Sale!

Spring is just round the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to give your Point of Sale a new lease of life with a thorough spring clean.

Not only will everything look better but evidence shows that looking after your payment terminal results in increased up-time, increased sales and reduced costs. So, let’s get started!

EMVco release best practice advice for contactless payments at Point of Sale

EMVco have released best practice advice regarding contactless payments at Point of Sale which reinforces advice from Mastercard to ensure contactless enabled payment terminals are not installed close to or on top of metal surfaces:

“Contactless acceptance devices should be installed in a way that prevents performance degradation, to avoid instances such as placing the acceptance device into a metal box.” Other advice includes ensuring contactless enabled card readers are not close to Wi-Fi routers or mobile phones or near to ungrounded devices which can include cash registers. 

Product Spotlight: Verifone VX 520 PEDPack family

Tailwind are proud to announce the release of a new suite of PEDPacks designed to support the Verifone VX 520 range of payment terminals.

The VX 520 is one of the most popular counter top card payment terminals in the world and offers a sturdy solution for businesses looking for fast payment processing. The chip and PIN machine delivers reliability, quick transactions, and contactless and NFC payments to support mobile wallets.

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