Payment processing services provider First Data has launched the FD400, a battery-powered, wireless point-of-sale terminal for merchants who do not have constant access to both a power source and communication line, like an Internet or phone connection.
The FD400 is the latest device in First Data's line of proprietary terminals and is designed for merchants such as home delivery providers, taxis, farmer markets, and in-home and on-site services. Merchants can take the terminal directly to the customer, and customers can pay at the point of delivery. The terminal features a long battery life and runs on the 3G wireless protocol.
Other features include an over the air software download ability for application updates, a built-in rechargeable battery, store-and-forward capability for offline capture and upload of transactions in non-coverage areas and a compact form small enough to fit in a coat pocket.