BlueStar, a leading global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security technology solutions, is distributing the innovative QwickPAY solution from MagTek. Designed to integrate with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android, QwickPAY is a secure, simple and speedy method for accepting card payments through mobile handheld devices. The compatibility of the solution with existing Apple mobile computing technology opens up an enormous market for BlueStar value-added resellers, since this puts the power of secure card payment in the hands of millions of Smartphone users.
“As the demand for mobility in Retail and Hospitality continues to rise, these applications become crucial to providing secure solutions,” said Jason R. Firment, Point of Sale Solutions Director, BlueStar. “PCI compliancy continues to be a hot topic and making sure we stay on the forefront of new product development with our partners is essential in driving growth in the channel.”
The QwickPAY system works through iDynamo card swipe adapters. iDynamo is a secure card reader authenticator (SCRA) that works with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch iPad and Android. The iDynamo encrypts the data inside the read head, closest to the magnetic stripe, through MagTek’s state-of-the-art MagneSafe security system. The security features include open standards encryption with DUKPT key management, immediate tokenization of card data, and MagnePrint card authentication. This layered approach to security far exceeds the protection of encryption by itself, decreasing the scope of PCI compliance and reducing fraud. As a result, QwickPAY surpasses current PCI DSS standards for secure data processing.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with BlueStar as they begin distributing QwickPAY through their VAR channel,” said John Arato, Vice President, MagTek. “By combining QwickPAY with our iDynamo SCRA, merchants will reduce the cost of accepting credit and debit payments while securing payment transactions with dynamic authentication. BlueStar is a leader in POS Distribution and fully understands the importance of providing a secure solution that will protect consumers’ data and decrease fraud losses.”
The QwickPAY system processes transactions in four easy steps. One, the merchant enters the amount of the transaction. Two, the merchant swipes the card. Three, the customer signs a touch-sensitive signature box on mobile device touch screen. Four, the merchant E:s the customer a receipt with the touch of a button.
The rugged QwickPAY system is both affordable and adaptable to a wide range of applications. With QwickPAY, merchants can use their mobile devices to make secure, card-present transactions—anytime and anyplace. QwickPAY lowers the costs associated with credit and debit cards by allowing merchants to conduct onsite card transactions, thereby reducing the scope of PCI compliance, eliminating the expenses related to charge backs, and declining counterfeit cards in real time.
BlueStar (bluestarinc.com) is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, providing them with complete solutions, business development, and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support, and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series, delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle, with technology solutions across all of the verticals. For more information about BlueStar value-adds for VARs and independent software developers, please contact a BlueStar Account Executive at 1-800-354-9776
Since 1972, MagTek (magtek.com) has been a leading manufacturer of electronic devices and systems for the reliable issuance, reading, transmission and security of cards, checks, PINs, and other identification documents. Leading with innovation and engineering excellence, MagTek is known for quality and dependability. Its products include secure card reader authenticators, check scanners, PIN pads, and distributed credential issuing systems. These products are used worldwide by financial institutions, retailers, hotels, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations to provide secure and efficient electronic payment and identification transactions. Today, MagTek continues to innovate with the development of a new generation of security centric products secured by MagneSafe. By leveraging strong encryption, secure tokenization, real-time authentication, and dynamic transaction data, MagneSafe products enable users to assess and validate the trustworthiness of credentials used for online identification, payment processing, and other high-value electronic transactions.