Equinox Payments Apollo MFD Merchant Facing Payment DeviceDiscontinued Replaced by:
Equinox Payments Merchant Facing Payment Device
Over the last several years, point of sale transactions in large- and mid-sized retail environments have increasingly been initiated by the customer on consumer-facing devices. And market demands for more consumer-facing devices at the point of sale will only increase as more consumer-oriented technologies such as chip cards, contactless/NFC, smart phone applications and barcodes continue to become more prevalent. To address these demands, our competitors require their customers to purchase two secure—and expensive—devices: a countertop terminal for the merchant and a pin pad for the consumer.
By contrast, Equinox developed the low-cost, merchant facing Apollo MFD to be paired with our new highly-secure, consumer facing Apollo CFD and turned the tables on our competitor’s more costly solutions. Because no card data passes through the MFD, no expensive security hardware or software are required on the device. This means that the Apollo CFD handles all the sensitive cardholder data and communications, while the MFD acts merely as a merchant interface. This allows the Apollo platform to provide merchants with a cost-effective yet feature-rich and robust consumer-facing solution.
And better still, because the Apollo CFD is EMV ready and capable of accepting new, alternative payment types including contactless/tap, mobile wallets and services, the CFD puts technology and security on the side of the countertop where they are needed: with the consumer.
The Apollo Advantage
The Apollo MFD is part of a consumer-facing solution which offers a number of innovative features to help future proof your investment:
- Plug-n-Play with Apollo CFD or AiO
- Automatic firmware updates for MFD
- Automatic application update for CFD
- Apollo CFD Advanced Security
- PCI PTS 3.x SRED certified
- Fully compatible with all standard point-to-point encryption schemas
- Apollo CFD Remote Key Injection
- Safe, secure and fully certified solution for loading symmetric keys remotely; no need to ship to a secure facility to rotate debit keys