Nurit 8000

The Nurit 8000 – the top-of-the-line wireless payment device from Lipman USA – can process your transactions from almost anywhere, as its connectivity options are virtually unlimited. The 8000 supports all standard card payment functions; accepts Personal Identification Number (PIN) and signature debit cards; works with all credit cards including American Express, Discover and Diners Club; and validates checks via TeleCheck’s Paper Check Warranty and Verification.

The small but potent handheld terminal offers hardware and software support for a wide range of cellular networks including dual-band GSM (tri-band is optional), GPRS, CDMA, CDPD, DataTac and Mobitex. For ultimate versatility, it has Wi-fi, too, in addition to optional IrDA (infrared) short-distance communication and landline connectivity with an optional external modem. Its support for the TCP/IP protocol gives you the freedom to choose among telephone line, wireless and direct cable applications.

Extensive feature set

The vast array of standard and optional features includes a built-in PIN pad and a large, backlit LCD display offering touch-screen support for electronic signature capture. The solid, sensible design of the Nurit 8000 extends to its bi-directional, dual-track card reader; quick-charge rechargeable batteries; AC adapter; jam-free paper mechanism; and programmable “quick keys” for customizing application use.

The speedy integrated thermal printer does its work quietly at a quick 12.5 lines-per-second, and offers multi-language character/font support. It uses standard, 57mm-wide paper that supports 24 or 40 characters per line, has an “easy load” paper mechanism and features automatic out-of-paper detection.

The Nurit 8000′s rechargeable Li-ion (Lithium-ion) battery pack features protection circuitry, and the unit can use a car charger (optional) as a third power source in addition to the internal battery and AC adapter. The internal power supply is good for over 200 transactions per charge and 12 hours of operation. With battery pack and paper roll, the unit is still even lighter than the Nurit 3010, at just about 1.5 lbs. At 3.23 inches thick, 4.26 inches wide and 9.06 inches long, the Nurit 8000 truly does fit into the palm of your hand.

The brains of the outfit

The Nurit 8000′s 32-bit ARM7 RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) processor accesses 2MB of flash memory to perform its various functions. Another 4MB (maximum) of memory is available for software that can be customized to market-specific conditions. There is a minimum of 512KB for battery backed-up user data RAM (including RAM disk), and this can be easily extended to 2MB. Its data retention lasts a minimum of six months.

Two SAMs (Security Application Modules) offer ultimate safety by identifying the card being used, checking its authenticity and encrypting the data transfer between the mobile terminal and the clearing system. The unit’s internal data handling capabilities are also quite extensive, including a bar code and check reader, and data storage can be maximized through use of Secure Digital and MultiMedia Cards up to 8MB in capacity. The Nurit 8000 can also incorporate such customized, third-party applications as address books, to-do lists and notepads.

Programmable and customizable

The Nurit 8000, of course, is fully compatible with existing Nurit applications, which operate in a stable, time-tested multi-application OS (Operating System). The device comes with its own SDK (Software Development Kit), easy-to-use Application Programming Interface (API), a full set of debugging tools and comprehensive application libraries. Applications are quick to install, as they can be downloaded in a compressed format via radio modem, IrDA, RS-232 or phone line.

The Nurit Control Center is designed to control multiple networks of distant terminals and manage the various market-specific applications. The Control Center is both customizable and scalable, supports a full range of back-office functions, allows for simplified data storage and collection, provides robust downloading capabilities and even offers remote diagnostics.

More options, more power

Users of the Nurit 8000 can opt for a variety of other efficiency-optimizing features. An additional two SAMs can be accessible under the battery pack, an RS-232 port can be added for external device support and the unit can be expanded with a built-in ISO 7816 smart card interface.

The optional external docking station provides RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors for more external devices, including barcode and check readers. Its built-in charger can keep the Nurit 8000′s internal battery and a spare battery pack constantly charged up and ready to go. The docking station also incorporates a 14.4 kbps telephone line modem (33.3 kbps also available) for complete connectivity.

Make the right choice

The Nurit 8000 terminal averages transaction speeds of a mere two to five seconds, meets the latest Payment Card Industry PIN Entry Device (PCI PED) requirements for security and fraud protection, and gives mobile merchants precisely what they want in a portable payment device. Secure, solid, safe and thoroughly customizable, the Nurit 8000 is a way to increase and expand service by taking the transaction to the customers, whether they are outside on a restaurant patio or 20 miles from “HQ” at new construction site.

You may or may not need all the power that this unit has to offer. This is a serious, and not inexpensive, piece of high-tech gear, and you need to make the basic business case for its purchase. If you do not foresee needing the 8000′s expandability or availing yourself of all of its features, you may be fine with Lipman’s “bread and butter” wireless model, the Nurit 3010. If you don’t need wireless at all, the company’s countertop landline model, the 3020, just might fill the bill.

However, if you need the ultimate in mobility and a variety of connectivity and processing options, then you may wish to consider going with the top performer in the field, the Nurit 8000. Just make sure you are making your decision for the right reasons. It’s not to “keep up with the Joneses,” your competitors; it’s to keep up with your customers. If you need to be ready for anything, anywhere, at any time, then you may just conclude that the Nurit 8000 is the way to go.