|[March 18, 2014]
Infinite Peripherals™ Testifies at California Senate Joint Informational Hearing
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Peripherals, Inc. (IPC), the leading developer of mobile
point-of-sale (mPOS) devices, was invited to present testimony at a
recent joint informational hearing of the California Senate Judiciary
and Senate Banking and Financial Institution Committees to educate state
legislators about data security and fraud prevention in the electronic
payment environment at retail.
Held in Sacramento on Feb. 25, the hearing examined data breach law and
identity theft prevention, the mechanics of electronic payment systems,
PCI (News - Alert) security standards, EMV and chip and PIN technology and more. Among
those providing testimony were representatives from the Federal Trade
Commission, TransUnion, VISA, Master Card Worldwide, First Data and
Debit Network Alliance.
"We appreciate being asked to help educate the California state
legislature on this critical issue of payment security," said Andrew
Graham, president of IPC (News - Alert), which operates its mobility headquarters out
of Irvine, Calif. "Given our leadership in mobile payments, we're
uniquely positioned to explain how the latest hardware technology is
designed to help combat these threats."
Payment Security Multi-layered
At the hearing, Jennifer Brown, the strategic relationship and program
manager at IPC, delivered a brief overview of IPC's popular mobile
peripherals and principal points of the payment technology. The Linea
Pro® and Infinea Tab® add a magnetic stripe reader (MSR), encrypted MSR
or PCI-certified encrypted MSR, along with an optional barcode scanner,
RFID or Bluetooth® chip to the Apple (News - Alert)® iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad®.
These peripherals work with custom software to facilitate mPOS and othr
Both the encrypted MSR model and the PCI PTS 3.1 SRED encrypted MSR unit
encrypt mag stripe data at the point of swipe. Incorporating these
models is the first step in an end-to-end encryption (E2EE) payment
ecosystem. In addition to encryption, the PCI-certified MSR supports
active mechanical and electrical monitoring. If either mechanical or
electrical tampering is detected, the encryption key is wiped and the
MSR is rendered unusable.
The new Infinea Bluepad™ also incorporates an encrypted MSR PIN pad and
a contact chip reader, which communicates over Bluetooth. The Infinea
Bluepad is PCI PTS 3.1 SRED certified and features a chip reader and PIN
pad, enabling support of chip cards in a Chip and PIN fashion.
While security of IPC's PCI-encrypted hardware models is preeminent,
this hardware is only one part of a complex system and cannot safeguard
against every type of data breach, Brown testified.
"Transactions are touched multiple times in the payment chain, and while
hardware encryption may prevent certain attacks, it cannot protect
against all attacks," said Brown. "The security of the payment ecosystem
is multi-layered, and each component should be analyzed for security.
Certain technologies may cure some types of breaches, but there is no
single cure-all for all attacks."
To date, IPC has provided more than 400,000 of its mobile hardware
devices to retailers ranging from Tier 1 to small businesses, as well as
companies in the hospitality, transportation and entertainment
The informational hearing can be viewed at http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=1844.
About Infinite (News - Alert) Peripherals
Since 1993, Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC) has been fueling mobility
with cutting-edge mobile peripheral devices, receipt printers,
mechanisms and receipt printer-related components. Numerous major
retailers in the United States are moving to mobile POS with IPC's Linea
Pro® and Infinea Tab®, helping to transform shopping, drive traffic and
increase customer conversion rates. Anticipating trends and pre-empting
solutions for a constantly evolving business landscape, IPC enhances
operations in retail and other industries, including healthcare,
hospitality, transportation, warehouse and logistics, entertainment and
security. For more information, please visit www.ipcprint.com.
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Linea Pro, Infinea Tab and Infinea Bluepad are registered trademarks
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