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E la Carte Launches New Payment Terminal That Supports Apple Pay

E la Carte, the maker of the pay-at-the-table Presto System for the full-service restaurant industry, announced Tuesday (March 14) the launch of PrestoPrime EMV Terminal.

In a press release, E la Carte said the new terminal has the highest levels of security available built in along with future-proof capability and ease of use. The new PrestoPrime EMV Terminal is the successor to E la Carte’s current Presto System, which is operational every day in more than 1,800 restaurants across the United States and accepts contactless payments from Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. It also acts as a QR code reader and camera.

Some of the other features of the new device include it being the only pay-at-table system with dual processors using a securely partitioned payment module, which boosts security to safely support third-party apps, premium content and integration with complementary devices; a fully integrated keypad to enable easy and secure PIN entry; future-proof and international-ready with full chip and PIN as well as chip and signature capability and greatly expanded memory and flash storage to provide enhanced premium content, video and gaming capabilities. Another feature of the terminal is a store and forward capability that lets guests continue to pay even if the restaurant loses power or internet connectivity.

E la Carte noted that given the increasing rate of data breaches, EMV liability changes and increasing rate of identity and credit card fraud restaurant owners and retailers are upgrading their payment systems to improve security and thus reduce costs.

“Brick-and-mortar payments and security requirements have changed dramatically in the last five years. We wanted to take a leadership role in helping our partners navigate these volatile waters while also generating direct operating benefits that offer a real hard-dollar ROI to recoup their investment,” said Raj Suri, CEO and founder of E la Carte, in the press release. “Combining robust security with a frictionless user experience, PrestoPrime EMV sets the bar as the best tabletop platform available to restaurant operators.”



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