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    Revel’s iPad POS Upgrade Protects Against ID Fraud

    The system used cloud to verify card user ID with photo

    iPad point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider Revel Systems has launched Revel 2.0, an updated version of its POS system that touts several new user features with a strong focus on security updates, including photo confirmation anti-identity theft protection built directly into the POS.

    With Revel's patent-pending new identity theft protection feature, an image of the credit card holder appears on the screen every time a card is swiped through the Revel iPad POS system, giving merchants and customers enhanced protection.

    “At Revel we spend a lot of our time thinking about and trying to stay one step ahead of security for mobile point-of-sale transactions, while keeping ease-of-use front and center,” said Chris Ciabarra, Revel’s CTO and co-founder who has a background in IT credit card security. “For this important update, the team laid out all possible security issues for our customers. Concentrating on credit card fraud – both current and forward thinking into future scenarios – we built onto the advancements that have been made for chip-and-PIN, CVV codes and PCI compliance to add a brand new component that utilizes the power of the cloud and social web to pull the most obvious anti-identity theft tool out there: your face.”

    According to Revel, while anti-fraud and anti-theft features are becoming more commonplace for POS systems, anti-identity theft has proven to be a more difficult task to integrate into systems. Stolen, fake or fraudulent cards have been extremely difficult to flag at the actual POS device, since systems have not had a way to visually recognize a consumer.

    Revel’s in-system facial confirmation feature addresses this challenge. At the time of sale, the employee takes and swipes the credit card. At that point, the Revel iPad POS will pull the customer’s photo from their Revel account, which can be created through online Facebook integration. The POS will then check for visual verification and prompt the employee to verify that the picture shown matches the person using the credit card, consequently removing any threat of stolen PIN codes or cards.

    In addition to the security feature enhancements to Revel 2.0, additional updates include:

    • New AES 256 Encryption code for Infinite Peripherals card swipes
    • Mobile device management through partnership with Moki Mobility to allow for remote iPad management, including the ability to lock down lost or stolen iPads and data
    • Catering tracking orders and calendar
    • Delivery tracking and driver and production analytics, including average prep time, average driver times and detailed delivery order information
    • Purchase order (PO) inventory tracking system with advanced inventory and shipment receiving
    • SumUp integration payments for UK and Europe
    • Updated retail item selection features, including the ability to select size and color of specific items, which will be reflected in the item’s photo
    • Label printer from iPad for jewelry printing and ticket printing

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