Poynt Android Point-of-Sales Terminal Accepts Cards, NFC, Bluetooth and QR Code Payments

Poynt Smart Terminal is an Android based payment terminal with a small screen facing the customer, and a larger screen facing the sales staff, that accept payments from various sources such a magnetic strip or chip (EMV) cards, Bluetooth, NFC (e.g. for Apple Pay), or QR code. The company has made a developer’s kit with the hardware and SDK available a few months ago.

Merchant-facing side (Click to Enlarge)
Merchant-facing side (Click to Enlarge)

While the exact hardware specifications have not been disclosed, we can still look into the main features and ports of this payment terminal:

  • Displays
    • Merchant facing – 7″ touchscreen display (1280×800)
    • Customer facing – 4.3″ touchscreen display (800×480)
  • Connectivity – GSM/3G/4G modem, NFC, Bluetooth, and WiFi
  • Payment – Hybrid EMV / MSR reader slot, QR and barcode scanner, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Audio – Speaker and microphone
  • Camera – Merchant facing camera
  • USB – 1x micro USB port for charging and possibly external devices (e.g. printers)
  • Misc – Thermal printer, Power, printer release, and volume buttons
  • Power – Lithium-on battery. Charged via charging pins or micro USB port
Customer-facing side (Click to Enlarge)
Customer-facing side (Click to Enlarge)

Three applications are pre-installed on the device: Terminal, Register and Insights, and the company has signed up with other developers including Vend (POS), Kabbage (SMB credit lines), Swarm (store analytics), Boomtown (tech support), Bigcommerce (online storefronts) and Intuit (back office).

Developers can purchase a development kit for $499 including a smart terminal and some other unspecified goodies, and/or request the free Poynt SDK to develop apps for the payment terminal, as well as access the API documentation on Poynt’s developer page. The hardware in the development is a “limited developer edition” without the same security controls as the product that will be sent to merchants in order to ease debugging.

If you are a merchant interested in the solution, or just curious to find out more details, you can check out poynt.com.

Thanks to Nanik for the tip.

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3 Replies to “Poynt Android Point-of-Sales Terminal Accepts Cards, NFC, Bluetooth and QR Code Payments”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is Dalenn, i am working for AEON Specialized Bank in Cambodia.
    we’re now would like to explore acquiring business, and at the moment, we’re sourcing the right EDC terminal for the business.
    The main functions will be QR Code payment, Mag-Stripe, EMV chip and NFC (later).

    We’re appreciated if you could revert back on the detail of Poynt device or have a chance to have a conference call to understand each other.

    My contact information is the same as below:
    Name: Dalenn Nhep (Mr)
    Section: Business Development
    Tel: +855 12 212 842
    Address: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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