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Integrated PCI certified POS debit device, with flush-mount touch screen pin entry and RFID entry, for integrated checkout facility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200415D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 7 page(s) / 1M

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Weissman, Jeff: INVENTOR

Abstract

All other POS checkout systems use a stand-alone debit device, due to PCI security. This idea creates a PCI-certified debit device, which is almost in an OEM configuration, and integrates it into a POS checkout system, so that it is not visible to the customer (until needed), is more secure from theft, and uses cutting edge technology to prevent PIN theft, device spoofing, and tampering. The PIN entry screen is flush mounted and integrated into the pole display screen, and the NFC RFID antenna is integrated into, and hidden below, the LCD panel. Acronyms: POS = Point Of Sale (or Point Of Service) PCI = Payment Card Industry RFID = Radio Frequency Identification NFC = Near Field Communication

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Integrated PCI certified POS debit device, with flush-mount touch screen pin entry and RFID entry, for integrated checkout facility

By Jeffrey Weissman

Motorola, Inc.

Enterprise Mobility Solutions

 

ABSTRACT

This idea creates a PCI-certified debit device ("the capsule"), which is integrated into a POS convertible checkout system.  This way, it is not visible to the customer (until needed), is more secure from theft, and uses cutting edge technology to prevent PIN theft, device spoofing, and tampering. The PIN entry screen is flush mounted and integrated into the pole display screen, and the NFC RFID antenna is integrated into, and hidden below, the LCD panel. 

All other POS checkout systems use a stand-alone debit device, due to PCI security. This makes for a non-integrated configuration, and is more confusing for the customer to use.

PROBLEM

 

The PCI security standards for debit devices often result in an external debit device to be used for POS checkout, no matter how integrated the rest of the POS device is. This situation is caused by the need for the debit device to be housed in a tamper-resistant housing, be a secure device, and have an encrypted PIN pad.

This disclosure creates an integrated PCI certified debit device ("the capsule") into an integrated (optionally bioptic or convertible) POS system, and also integrates the PIN entry function and NFC RFID reader with the rest of the POS checkout unit.

 

 

SOLUTION

This idea combines the PCI certified debit device directly into a POS checkout counter, flush and invisible until needed. It also reduces the space of the POS device on the checkout counter, allowing the retailer to have more space for impulse buy items, etc. at the checkout point. This removes the need for an external PIN entry device, and for a "bolt-on" RFID NFC reader.

It also enhances PIN entry security, and raises debit and credit security to a new and previously unattainable level.

The heart of this device is the PCI-certified debit device.  This device is connected to a secure digitizer on the front of the integrated POS system.  There is also a non-secure digitizer for non-debit transactions.

OPERATION

The .integrated PCI certified debit device ("the capsule") is contained within the integrated checkout unit.  W...