Cryptera and Zytronic Introduce Secure PIN Entry Through Large Format Touch Screens

Zytronic, which makes Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors announced that a new version of its technology is now available to support secure PIN entry applications via their development partner, Cryptera.

Zytronic touch screens support Cryptera CryptoTouch Unattended for secure authenticated payments via ATMs, kiosks and payment terminals

The new PCI PTS (PIN transaction security) compliant product, named CryptoTouch Unattended has been co-developed with Cryptera, a specialist in secure payment technologies.

Cryptera CryptoTouch Unattended is available in any design of Zytronic touch sensors between 10 – 24” diagonal, enabling authenticated payments to be handled completely via the touch screen in ATMs, kiosks and other payment terminals without the need for a separate encrypting mechanical PIN pad (EPP). The solution includes an encrypted touch controller and a secure touch sensor purpose designed to meet PCI 3.x and EMV requirements. CryptoTouch Unattended links with a secure ‘Chip and PIN’ or Contactless Card Reader in order to allow support for offline PIN verification. CryptoTouch Unattended and Zytronic touch screens have already been successfully used together in ATMs for a European bank, the company said.

Brian Schleisner, VP Sales and Marketing, Cryptera A/S said,

“The increasing use of touch screens as the main user interface in unattended transactions has created a need to allow sensitive information to be entered securely on the screen. Zytronic PCT touch screens are currently the only screens of this size integrated with CryptoTouch technology.”

Analyst Comment

Zytronics has been developing this technology for some time and told us back in November 2016 that it had an ASIC that had been approved for use in Pin Pads. (Zytronics Wins PCI Approval for Touch) (BR)