ECR Retail Systems, a London-based MPoS specialist, has launched an all-in-one contactless, handheld mobile point of sale (MPoS) device for the airline industry, dubbed the ECRGo2.
The web-enabled offering clubs a 2D barcode reader; a card reader that also accepts all payment types including mobile wallet options, plus chip and pin, and swipe and sign payments; a five-inch capacitive touchscreen; and an on-board, silent thermal printer, in one portable payment terminal.
According to the company, the new platform will allow airlines to slash the number of devices currently required to take payments and also enable them to meet VISA and MasterCard's contactless mandate, which requires merchants to create contactless payments as standard by the end of 2019.
Designed to utilise the benefits of Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, the ECRGo2 can communicate via WiFi, 4G and Bluetooth.
The offering, which is EMV levels 1 and 2 and PCI certified, runs the company’s AirPoS software.
ECR Retail Systems CEO Simon Pont said: "The launch of this all-in-one contactless terminal offers an attractive, easy-to-use solution to airlines and in-flight crew, that solves an array of challenges. For some airlines, this might translate to greater requirements for device portability, better connectivity, reductions in device weight and battery charging times, and challenges with technology compatibility.
“It will also help deliver a more pleasurable and ergonomic user experience for cabin crew, and for passengers purchasing ancillary goods."