PoS terminal manufacturer BBPOS to use Panthronics' high-performance NFC controller in next generation of products
Superior performance delivered by Panthronics' PTX100R NFC controller enables BBPOS to develop innovative PoS terminal form factors in a short time
GRAZ, Austria, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Panthronics AG, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high performance wireless technology, today announced that its PTX100R NFC controller has been chosen by Hong Kong-based manufacturer BBPOS as the basis for its next generation of point-of-sale (PoS) and mobile point-of-sale (mPoS) products.
BBPOS, one of the world's largest manufacturers of PoS equipment, is the global leader in the market for chip-and-signature mPoS terminals, and holds top ten positions in other global PoS and mPoS markets.
The decision by BBPOS to base new terminal designs on the PTX100R is the result of exhaustive evaluation of competing NFC controller products. By choosing to use the PTX100R, BBPOS gains new freedom to implement product innovations with confidence that their NFC operation will comply with the latest standards for performance and interoperability.
Stuart Taylor, Chief Product Officer of BBPOS, said: "BBPOS' success in the PoS terminal market owes much to its development of advanced design and technology. Now our next generation of terminal products will take advantage of the PTX100R NFC controller's industry-best performance to produce an outstanding contactless payment experience in new and innovative form factors that BBPOS is creating."
PTX100R supports rapid product innovation.
Implementing a unique sine wave hardware transceiver architecture, the PTX100R introduced in 2019 offers a winning combination of superior Transmit power and sensitivity, accurate wave shaping, and a reduced bill-of-materials compared to conventional square-wave NFC controllers – products which have changed little over the past decade.
BBPOS is making use of the technical superiority of the PTX100R to develop innovative terminal product designs while reducing the duration of its product development cycles. In particular, the controller's superior RF performance and ultra-precise wave shaping make it easier to design for compliance with the strict contactless interface specifications of the latest EMVCo 3.0 global standard for payment terminals. The PTX100R also supports innovative PoS terminal form factors with a large touchscreen, as the controller can support reliable NFC coupling via an antenna mounted behind a noisy display screen.