Verifone Announces Carbon Point of Sale device
Purposeful device combines elegant design into an integrated point-of-sale (POS) solution and sets new standard for valuable and engaging consumer experiences
Copenhagen, denmark, MONEY20/20 eUROPE (April 4, 2016) – Verifone (NYSE: PAY), a world leader in payments and commerce solutions, today unveiled Verifone Carbon– a beautiful, flexible and integrated POS that leverages powerful capabilities and applications to transform the checkout process into an experience merchants and consumers will love. Partnering with Danish beverage bar, Joe & the Juice, Verifone Carbon is being showcased this week at Money20/20 Europe where guests can experience Verifone products and services at stand #D6.
New Commerce Experiences for a Connected World
Verifone Carbon embodies the company’s vision for how commerce operates in a connected world. It is the result of Verifone’s commitment to transforming the POS, where we are connecting merchants to new differentiating opportunities and consumers to intuitive, enjoyable experiences.
“Today, merchants need trusted tools and services to create simple, secure and engaging consumer shopping experiences and new ways to grow their businesses,” said Glen Robson, executive vice president of Verifone Systems. “Verifone Carbon is our most well-designed and technologically advanced product ever.”
Robson adds, “It uniquely delivers on our vision of the future of commerce in a connected world by bringing together payments, applications, customer service functions and other solutions for running a business into a single integrated system. It’s a cutting-edge solution for merchants who want to experience the joy of truly frictionless commerce.”
Why Design and Connections Matter
The point of purchase has been evolving over 30 years, but today the need to be connected – and the endless possibilities those connections represent – require a new approach and different design ethos.
Verifone Carbon offers a secure business solution that is designed perfectly for café owners, quick service restaurants and retail stores. Featuring dual high-resolution screens that are optimized for merchants and consumers, the system integrates into a sleek stand with built-in high-speed printer, and optional cash drawer at the base – requiring minimal counter space and offering portability for mPOS activities.
Every detail of Verifone Carbon has been engineered with the intention of making the most of the interactions between merchants and consumers at the POS, including:
- Integrated design with dual screens: Merchants run register and business apps from the tablet screen and consumers pay and interact with personalized, targeted messaging from a smaller screen.
- World-class chipset and operating systems: Merchant side powered by Intel running an open Android OS; consumer side powered by the Verifone Engage platform.
- Portable and countertop: Detach and reattach the system when needed, with an ergonomic handle for perfect balance and mPOS activities.
- Accepts all forms of payment: Swipe, tap or dip with the chip slot positioned for both portable and countertop…with no knuckle scraping.
- Built to last: Enhanced scratch and impact resistant surfaces with optimal screen clarity using Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
- Connectivity: Always on, always connected with USB, Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth.
- Battery Life: Get up to six hours of uninterrupted mPOS power.
“Intel and Verifone are advancing the next generation of transactions, helping merchants deliver the best experiences with POS technology that’s flexible, manageable, engaging, and secure,” said Joe Jensen, vice president and general manager, Retail Solutions Division at Intel Corporation. “With Intel® powering Verifone Carbon’s merchant portal, merchants can expect fast and reliable performance for unified connected commerce.”
Connect to Scalable, Open Commerce
Verifone Carbon comes loaded with Verifone’s Commerce Platform [link to blog], an open, cloud-based and secure engagement platform where businesses can quickly customize applications and services. New and interesting commerce experiences are possible for merchants as they enhance consumer interactions beyond payments. This capability is available through Verifone’s commerce-enabled MX and VX products as well as next-generation devices such as Verifone Engage.
With Commerce Platform, merchants can reward their best customers with loyalty and points programs, display promotional media and coupons, leverage beacons for store analytics, and invite customers to redeem personalized offers in real time.
“While those of us in the industry can easily rattle off words like omni-channel, mobile wallets, mPOS, NFC, and EMV, what matters most to businesses are the things that will help them do more of what they love and less of what they don’t,” said Thad Peterson, senior analyst at Aite Group. “As payments become more integrated into commerce, products like Verifone Carbon will make running a business more efficient and fun with engaging solutions and high-value applications, while playing a pivotal role in taking consumer experiences to the next level. This is where all channels work together to deliver value to merchants and their customers.”
To attract and serve a generation of shoppers raised on e-commerce sites, Verifone is going beyond efficient and secure payment acceptance or the latest in shiny objects with Verifone Carbon.
Verifone is transforming everyday transactions into opportunities for connected commerce. We’re connecting payment devices to the cloud—merging the online and in-store shopping experience and creating the next generation of digital engagement between merchants and consumers. We are built on a 30-year history of uncompromised security with approximately 29 million devices and terminals deployed worldwide. Our people are known as trusted experts that work with our clients and partners, helping to solve their most complex payments challenges.
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