ConnectNPay™ Mobile Solution to accept SNAP-EBT, credit and debit cards wireless solution
MerchantSource® in a partnership with Opt-In Media, have developed wireless SNAP-EBT, credit and debit card processing solutions using App based technology and Bluetooth connectivity with PIN encryption.
MerchantSource® has been approved by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to offer new mobile SNAP/credit/debit card technology through a pilot program as described in the 2014 Farm Bill. The product offering includes the Payment Card Industry-compliant BlueBamboo P200 device which securely encrypts personal identification numbers at the point of entry; can read both magnetic strip and in the future EMV-chip cards; has a built-in receipt printer or can provide receipts through screen display, SMS text message or email; and connects via Bluetooth to a mobile device running the new MerchantSource® ConnectNPay™ Mobile Solution POS Application (app).
The MerchantSource® ConnectNPay™ Mobile Solution provides a Windows Nokia Wi-Fi enabled phone, a Bluetooth encrypted reader and the ConnectNPay™ app. This app also supports acceptance of cash, SNAP (formerly known as EBT Food Stamps), EBT Cash Benefit cards, credit, and debit cards as well as gift & loyalty cards (and specialty designed cards). It currently runs only on Windows platforms but will soon be available for Apple and Android devices.
Retailers/merchants must comply with all other SNAP rules. Retailers/merchants will be responsible for bearing the program costs including charges and fees for obtaining, installing and maintaining mobile devices and performing transactions with EBT cards.
The ConnectNPay™ utilizes a P200 mobile POS device which is certified with PCI, PTS, and EMV standards. It is light and ergonomically shaped for true mobility and flexibility. It utilizes Bluetooth connectivity to pass encrypted transactions over the gateway.
This unit supports both battery and external power adapters.
Integrated PINpad, touch screen, built-in printer, EMV chip-n-PIN reader, and magnetic strip reader with 32 bit highly secure CPU.
For more information about how you can use this technology for your business needs or to participate under the Mobile Pilot project for SNAP (EBT) cards, contact us by completing this form.
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