BIO-key is making a splash in the payments pace with the release of a new mobile Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. The BIO-key MobilePOS Pro is a handheld rugged device that runs on the Android platform, and authenticates users with the help of a built-in fingerprint scanner and a biometric camera.
The capacitive fingerprint scanner boasts FBI certification, while the 5 MP camera supports BIO-key’s award-winning PalmPositive authentication solution. PalmPositive verifies someone’s identity when they hold their hand in front of the camera, and therefore provides users with a fully contactless authentication option.
The MobilePOS Pro comes with a thermal printer, a magnetic stripe reader, and NFC and barcode scanners in addition to the biometric readers. The dual SIM device supports 4G and WiFi connectivity, and can be controlled with the help of a 5.5-inch touchscreen. All of that hardware has been fully integrated into a single (and self-contained) POS device.
BIO-key has indicated that it is willing to pre-load applications onto the MobilePOS terminal for customers who place volume orders. The device is available either with or without BIO-key’s own PortalGuard and WEB-key identity management solutions. That hardware itself is capable of mobile enrollment, authentication, and payment processing, all of which are backed up with liveness detection to prevent fraudulent transactions.
“We know that providing a full and complete biometric-ready product line is essential to supporting our customers who engage in mobile POS transactions,” said BIO-key Chairman and CEO Michael DePasquale. “We see the new model of roving engagement for banking, healthcare, social work and payments as ideal applications for adding the certainty and ease of BIO-key Identity Bound Biometrics and Mobile POS Pro.”
BIO-key has already shipped MobilePOS units to its customers in Africa. The terminal is available for purchase in other parts of the world, and indicates that BIO-key remains committed to hardware despite the recent success of its cloud-based PortalGuard solution.
August 19, 2021 – by Eric Weiss