Afterwards, Handpoint launched its Headstart Technology:
“Handpoint Headstart is the first totally secure mobile Chip & PIN payment solution for tablets and smartphones. With our Platform-as-a-Service solution, acquiring banks and MNOs can offer small/micro merchants card payments on smartphones and tablets under their own brand name. The Handpoint Headstart solution supports magstripe (MSR), Chip & PIN, Chip & signature, and contactless NFC payments (2012).
Handpoint Headstart payment solution is not only a mobile solution, it is also a Full-Commerce solution meaning that it works on many different devices, for example smartphones, tablets, mobile terminals, and PCs (tills) in an online and an offline world.”
Product Launched: February 2012