Gemalto introduced its MagIC3 range of Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminals that incorporate the MagIC Open&Sec technology running on Linux. This open platform allows users to securely access a broad set of new applications. MagIC3 is powered by two high-performance 32-bit microprocessors to significantly increase transaction speed in a secure environment, where tremendous processing capacity is required.
In addition, it features Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices to enable plugging in of all the peripherals available in the market as well as Ethernet connection, thus propelling MagIC3 into the Internet world. The new Gemalto terminals' Linux-based operating system leverages Internet Protocol (IP) technology and accelerates the development of new value-added solutions. Their high level of connectivity allows users to easily upgrade their software or install additional modules by simply downloading these through a USB key.
In order to make POS terminals more convenient to operate, MagIC3 provides an intuitive user interface - quite similar to that of a mobile phone - that makes it extremely simple to navigate menus through icons and relevant shortcuts. This ease of use, unique to Gemalto's new product, allows retailers to access payment functionalities in just a few keystrokes. With MagIC3, carrying out electronic transactions through POS terminals is no longer cumbersome and limited to tech-savvy users.
"Gemalto is proud to unveil its Powerful Open Secure POS devices," commented Michel Leger, senior vice president Point-of-Sale terminals at Gemalto. "With the adoption of the Linux operating system, this product line opens up a realm of new customized applications and gives our customers greater flexibility, without compromising security. Moreover, the open operating system benefits banks and merchants alike, delivering both cost and time to market advantages."
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