PCI 5.x certification for ultra-secure PIN entry via large format touch screens

04-04-2022 | Zytronic | Subs & Systems

Zytronic now offers an ultra-secure version of its rugged, customised touch screens that supports PIN entry applications available through its development partner, Cryptera. Its full range of CryptoTouch PIN-on-Glass products has attained international level 5 certification from the PCI SSC. The approval incorporates 12 customisable touch screen sizes, ranging from 5” to 27”. The technology provides authenticated payments to be handled completely via the touch screen with no need for a separate mechanical encrypting PIN pad. Uses include multiple transactional and self-service payment applications such as ATMs, financial kiosks, forecourt payment, ticketing, parking, and quick-service restaurants.

The CryptoTouch solution is approved for offline and online transactions and may be combined with a secure card reader and an NFC reader for contactless payments. All modules hold PCI 5.x certification and card readers are EMV-approved and hold international card scheme approvals.

“We are excited to bring this new PCI 5.x certified CryptoTouch solution to market and expand the opportunities for Cryptera and our customers,” said Stig Gudmundsen, Director of Cryptera Sales and Marketing. “We are working on several CryptoTouch projects targeting next-generation payment solutions for both the ATM industry and unattended payment.”

Ian Crosby, sales and marketing Director at Zytronic, added, “A separate mechanical encrypting PIN pad for authentication increases system cost and can spoil the sleek, clean lines that kiosk designers and users are increasingly seeking. In addition, mechanical keypads, which can harbour dirt and harmful bacteria, are difficult to clean and disinfect. With CryptoTouch® Cryptera and Zytronic have successfully overcome these challenges while meeting the exacting standards of PCI and EMV. Customers can be secure in the knowledge that the hygienic and easy to clean Cryptotouch® solution has the backing of two leaders in the self-service industry.”

By Natasha Shek