Choosing Between Embedded and Non-Embedded Terminal Solutions

When you understand how embedded and non-embedded terminal solutions work and the differences between them, you can make better decisions for your business. Every terminal software package is different, so how do you choose? There are a few fundamental differences between the two types.

Non-embedded software is run as a slave to a master program. Communication with the payment gateway service is run through a separate server This approach is sometimes referred to as a local footprint and is widely used and widely available.

Embedded terminal solutions treat each terminal as an independent server. With this type of terminal, communication with the payment gateway service is direct, all information is managed within the terminal, and exposure is minimized. These terminals have no local footprint, a more simplified communication flow, and is accessible from multiple platforms. The major disadvantages of this type of terminal are a need for an ethernet connection between the terminal and the payment gateway service and some limitations on fulfillment.

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