Commonwealth Bank working with Wincor has launched its wireless Android-powered ‘Albert’ console onto the Australian market, and expects to ship ‘tens of thousands’ of units to merchants across the country.
The innovative EFTPOS tablet – developed in Wincor Nixdorf and IDEO – is a WiFi and 3G-enabled device, which is pre-loaded with a payment app and other apps created by the bank.
The bank claimed Albert is the world’s first touch-screen, open platform terminal that meets EMV and PCI-compliance standards. EMV, ‘Europay, MasterCard and Visa’, is a global standard for interoperation of integrated circuit cards, POS and ATM terminals, and authenticating credit and debit card transactions.
CBA has 800 registered developers lined up to create apps specifically for the terminal.