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Wireless Point of Sale devices

Hi,

 

I was asked about the possibility of bringing in a wireless POS device for debit and credit card transactions.

 

I don't know anything about these at all. I was just curious if anyone has any experience with wireless POS devices? Do they require a base? Or can you get ones that are purely wireless? Are there any special network requirements?

 

At this point I don't even know what kind of device they are going to suggest. I just wanted to reach out to you guys and see if anyone has done it before.

Aruba Employee

Re: Wireless Point of Sale devices

A wireless POS device could be something as simple as an iPad with a Square reader. 

 

Typically, it's going to depend more on what POS system is currently in place, and then whether they have specific wireless platforms or device support. The main network/security requirements will be ensuring PCI compliance ... ultimately configuration and auditing related, to ensure a secure wireless network.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
MVP

Re: Wireless Point of Sale devices

Thank you for your reply cclemmer.

I suspect it will not be an iPad unfortunately. I would actually prefer it to be that as I know those are easy to support on the wireless infrastructure.

 

My suspicion is that it will be one of those standard units from ingenico or one of the others. I could be wrong though of course.

 

I will have to wait and see what device they suggest. I will also need to look into the PCI compliance as I am not familiar with that.

Aruba Employee

Re: Wireless Point of Sale devices

If you have Airwave, I believe it provides a PCI report template that could be useful as well.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
MVP

Re: Wireless Point of Sale devices

I do have AirWave, unfortunately it is currently doing next to nothing as I still haven't figured out how it works exactly.

 

I will try and search for the report template though inside!

 

Thank you for that tip.

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