Payment terminal solutions have been developing for quite a long period of time and today we have more than one solution at the market. Generally speaking, two types of payment terminal solutions are available today: payment terminal as an attached peripheral device, a.k.a. “local footprint” solution and payment terminal as a remote server, a.k.a. embedded solution. When we need to make a choice a lot of questions usually emerge, let’s try to find the answers. What is the difference between them? How to choose the one which will meet the requirements of your business? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these solutions?
Payment terminal solutions with a local footprint are industry acceptable and more accessible at the market. But at the same time some disadvantages can be enumerated: the local footprint (terminal-controlling software code has to be installed on the workstation), limitations on P2PE, maintenance issues, dependence on the operation system.
Embedded terminal solutions possess the following advantages: accessibility, simplified flow, cross-platform nature, P2PE. As for the disadvantages of these solutions, they are fulfillment and injection, need for Ethernet connection, remote updates.
So you have to take into account and to analyze a great amount of factors while making up your mind what payment terminal solution to choose for your business. The additional information on the above mentioned issues is provided in a new article at #Paylosophy.