First Data, the commerce-enabling technology company, announced the expansion of its Clover platform, launching Clover Mini and Clover Mobile in the U.K.
In a press release, the firm said the Clover Mini and Clover Mobile devices use cutting-edge technology that enables consumers to enter their PIN on a tablet-based touchscreen device that is EMV-compliant. First Data said the devices have successfully completed common criteria evaluation against the JTEMS POI Protection Profile. The firm said that the Clover Mini and Clover Mobile are among the first devices to be approved with this technology for deployment in the U.K.
Michael Neborak, EVP and head of the EMEA region at First Data, said in the press release, “We have been impressed with the popularity of both Clover Mobile and Clover Mini in the U.S., with thousands of the devices being deployed everywhere from quick-service restaurants to major sports arenas”.
“Today, we are delighted to officially launch these two cutting-edge solutions to U.K.-based business owners so they can run their businesses more efficiently while accepting transactions safely and securely.”
The firm further said that Clover Mobile was designed to “sell on the move,” such as at a restaurant table, food from a van, at displays in a store or in a busy line. With Clover Mobile, business owners also get integrated inventory management, accounting and analytics all in a handheld device.
Clover Mini is a payment terminal that is much smaller but includes all the bells and whistles of the Clover Station but, take less counter space. The device can accept multiple EMV credit and debit payment types, contactless payments and Swipe, manage tips and cash back and sync to a Bluetooth printer.