Reliable and robust

Wired terminals are a robust solution to take card payments providing a versatile and reliable option for retail POS environments.

How does it work?

The wired (corded) card payment terminals are usually placed on a countertop and connected to a telephone line, which is used to access the banking infrastructure either by dialing up or over a fixed broadband connection so that transactions can be processed.

Benefits of wired card payment terminals
Benefits of wired card payment terminals

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Using a wireless terminal may not be suitable for everyone, so it is important to consider signal strength and other factors before committing to using a Bluetooth or WiFi payment terminal. In some instances you will need to consider using a wired terminal instead

Base stations will need to be plugged into a router for connectivity or a telephone line to dial out. Wireless signals get weaker the further away from the base station they are. If a base station is too far away from where the device is being used, then consideration will need to be given to moving this, so it is closer and in range.

The main benefit of using a wireless terminal is that the technology enables merchants to use the terminal anywhere in a range of up to 100m from their business. However, these distances may be affected by environmental conditions and the layout of the premises. The construction of the building, for example, may play a part in the strength of the signal. Building material such as concrete or steel can block signals.

Using a wireless terminal may not be suitable for everyone, so it is important to consider signal strength and other factors before committing to using a Bluetooth or WiFi payment terminal. In some instances you will need to consider using a wired terminal instead

Base stations will need to be plugged into a router for connectivity or a telephone line to dial out. Wireless signals get weaker the further away from the base station they are. If a base station is too far away from where the device is being used, then consideration will need to be given to moving this, so it is closer and in range.

The main benefit of using a wireless terminal is that the technology enables merchants to use the terminal anywhere in a range of up to 100m from their business. However, these distances may be affected by environmental conditions and the layout of the premises. The construction of the building, for example, may play a part in the strength of the signal. Building material such as concrete or steel can block signals.

If connecting by a phone line, then the wired card payment terminal needs to be located near to the phone line and not through extensions and preferably not through splitters. If the line is also being used for broadband then the line will need a broadband filter and the wired (corded) terminal will need to be plugged into the filter rather than directly into the socket. If this isn’t done, every time a payment is taken the broadband will become disconnected.closer and in range.

The main benefit of using a wireless terminal is that the technology enables merchants to use the terminal anywhere in a range of up to 100m from their business. However, these distances may be affected by environmental conditions and the layout of the premises. The construction of the building, for example, may play a part in the strength of the signal. Building material such as concrete or steel can block signals.

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