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POS 101: Proprietary Hardware VS Open Source Hardware

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    Jay Wohlken

    Thanks, Elizabeth. Very informative. When building your own hardware that can take payment, many integrators are relying on components they buy off-the-shelf from suppliers. We want to integrate an EMV credit card smart card reader to a POS tablet. However, we are getting conflicting information on whether the tablet’s “software-only” on-screen keyboard is sufficient for entering the PIN or a physical keypad needs to be integrated into the device. Do you know? (Tom DeSimone also touched on this topic in a February post about EMV chips, but I didn’t see a definitive answer in the comments and replies).

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