Research indicates that more than half of payment terminals worldwide rely on dial-up connections to transmit payment data to banks and payment processors. POS systems, ATM’s, vending machines and kiosks are payment endpoints that take advantage of the efficiency and security afforded by connectivity to host systems only when needed.
Many small and medium size retail organizations extend the use of legacy POS systems in order to operate within their budgetary limitations. Banks and payment processors must have efficient transaction transport from all POS systems, which in many cases requires support for dial-up telephony and X.25 networking from legacy POS terminals to distributed host servers.
NewNet’s Total Control STG provides hardware accelerated transaction transport over dial-up networks with benefits that include:
Infrastructural Efficiency – Support high volume dial-up TPDU, ISO8583 and custom transaction protocol transactions without the need for an additional web server for transport protocol conversion to IP or X.25.
Telephony Connectivity – 8 E1/T1 multi span cards enables multiple modem sessions, ISDN processing, on a single DSP, optionally expandable to 16E1/T1s.
Faster Processing – Support for the fast-train protocol reduces modem hand shake time by up to 75% and connection time to less than a second.
Reduce Traffic – NewNet’s Total Control STG can act as an intermediary, appearing to Point of Sale (POS) terminals as a host, but communicating to the host using far fewer packets required than if the POS terminal(s) was connected directly to the host. This reduces X.25 or TCP/IP network congestion and time spent by the host in handling responses, allowing the host to handle more calls per day.