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Cryptera Enhances Transaction Security, Terminal Options With First Pci-Compliant Encrypting Pin Touch Screen Application

03 November 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Enhancing the security of banking and payment transactions on touch screen terminals, Cryptera A/S has launched CryptoTouch, the first encrypting PIN touch screen application to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements. The CryptoTouch application encrypts all PIN entries users make on touch screen interfaces to deliver more secure consumer interactions on automated teller machines (ATMs), point of sale (POS) devices and unattended payment terminals. Cryptera’s PCI-compliant solution allows terminal providers and their customers to reimagine user interfaces by moving traditional PIN entry from a mechanical keypad to a touch screen while providing the same level of security.

Cryptera will debut the advanced CryptoTouch security application at its booth (#4N 036) at the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014 exhibition in Paris, Nov. 4-6.

“User behavior and merchant requirements are changing the way the world completes transactions. Touch screen interfaces are becoming more integrated into existing and new applications. However, the security of on-screen keyboard entries had yet to be addressed, potentially leaving critical information exposed,” says Brian Schleisner, director, business development and product management, Cryptera. “CryptoTouch technology enables the encryption of all data entered on a touch screen, creating new opportunities for secure and convenient payment options.”

With the option to transition traditional PIN entry from a mechanical keypad to a touch screen, financial institutions and merchants have new options to enhance consumer experiences. Touch screens offer a flexible user interface that’s easy to adapt with different languages, graphics, branding and applications. Entering PIN and other information on the touch screen itself provides a more fluid user experience compared to using a separate mechanical keyboard. Use of touch screens also mitigates the risk of fraudsters replacing or tampering with mechanical encrypting PIN pads.

With more than 30 years of experience in the international payment industry, Cryptera is an original equipment manufacturer and supplier of customized secure payment solutions.

About Cryptera
Cryptera is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a world-leading provider of secure payment solutions and supplies to some of the largest global manufacturers of ATMs and petrol pumps. With more than 1,500,000 payment solutions in use across the globe, Cryptera has proven and tested international experience within the global payment industry and has more than 30 years' experience in providing high-security payment solutions worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE Cryptera A/S

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