Zytronic and Cryptera partner on PIN entry through large-format touchscreens

Zytronic, a provider of projected capacitive technology touch sensors, announced that a new version of its customized touchscreen is available to support secure PIN entry applications via the company's development partner, Cryptera.

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According to a press release, the PIN transaction security compliant product, CryptoTouch Unattended, is available in any design of Zytronic touch sensors, and enables authenticated payments to be handled completely via the touchscreen in kiosks, ATMs and other payment terminals without the need for a separate encrypting mechanical PIN pad.

The solution includes an encrypted touch controller and a secure touch sensor designed to meet PCI 3.x and EMV requirements. CryptoTouch Unattended links with a secure chip and PIN or contactless card reader in order to allow support for offline PIN verification.

CryptoTouch Unattended and Zytronic touchscreens have already been successfully used together in ATMs for a European bank. 

"The increasing use of touchscreens as the main user interface in unattended transactions has created a need to allow sensitive information to be entered securely on the screen," Brian Schleisner, vice president of sales and marketing at CrypteraA/S, said in the press release. "Zytronic and Cryptera have worked together to create a solution that addresses this need, simplifying the design of unattended kiosks, ticket machines, car park payment terminals and ATMs." 

"As card payments eclipse cash, there is a clear expectation that unattended payment terminals of all kinds will accept this form of payment," said Ian Crosby, vice president of sales and marketing at Zytronic. "Integrating a separate encrypting PIN pad for authentication increases system cost and can be inconvenient, spoiling the sleek, clean lines that kiosk designers and users are increasingly seeking." 


Topics: ATM Installation / Deployment, Customer Experience, Custom Kiosks, EMV, Hardware, Interactive / Touchscreen, Manufacturers, Retail

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