Quick Update: Card Defender is no longer available for Microsoft RMS
unless you are a beer, wine, or liquor store that will be moving to the
Cloud Retailer point of sale software in the near future.
I wanted to let folks know that Card Defender now has a lower cost terminal with a larger screen available for the Card Defender EMV/Chip Card solution for the Microsoft RMS point of sale software.
Exclusively available through Heartland for the time being, the PAX PX5 terminal features a larger screen than other Card Defender terminals and a lower cost as Heartland will be providing the terminal instead of Card Defender providing the terminal. This means that only the Card Defender software and labor chargers for installation and remote training will apply - making for an over cost reduction of around $100 - $200 per terminal depending on what your Heartland rep would like to offer you. Here is what the terminal looks like (please ignore the sample screen images as these are stock images from PAX):
Card Defender will continue to offer processor agnostic terminals as well for RMS which are slightly more expensive but also allow you to pick, choose and change which company you use for merchant services.
As always, please contact me at 208-340-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or clarifications.