Payment terminals are expensive but necessary assets, so merchants need to be making the most use of them. This product snippet looks at how G8 can be used to capture cardholder data.
This product snippet is adapted from the comprehensive documentation that is available in the G8 SDK.
Sharing card reader and point-of-sale (POS) hardware between different merchants, for example in a shared-use attended or unattended kiosk, is a surprisingly difficult problem.
STS’ payment application, G8, has a simple programming interface for accepting payments. The interface was originally designed to allow an electronic point of sale (EPOS) to instruct G8 to accept payments from “any card, using any payment gateway”.
G8 is STS’ payment application, which allows merchants and POS developers to accept payments from any one of many different types of card reader.
G8 is STS’ payment application, which allows merchants and POS developers to accept payments from any one of many different types of card reader. G8’s simple but powerful interface hides the complexity of dealing with different card reader manufacturers, models and payment gateways, so that POS developers only need to integrate a single time, while offering maximum choice.
STS’ G8:Enterprise and G8:Client applications are designed to allow merchants to accept credit and debit card payments in a variety of ways – EMV (Chip-and-PIN), magnetic stripe, keyed entry and contactless – hiding the complexity of the process from the POS system, and providing merchants with a choice of card readers and payment system providers.
STS’ G8 payment acceptance application has integrations to a variety of different Payment Service Providers (PSP, also called a switch or gateway) using protocols that those providers have defined.
STS’ family of G8 payment applications are middleware components that sit between the Point of Sale (POS), card reader terminal and an EFT system such as that provided by a Payment System Provider (PSP).
STS’ G8 products are designed to be used in many different environments.
STS’ G8 EFT Client is now confirmed to be usable on Android, with a few new features to help integrators with that process. Here, we explain these new features, provide some guidelines for using G8 on Android, and explain what devices are compatible.
STS’ G8 EFT client can be used with a number of different switches and Payment Service Providers (PSPs). Here, we describe how G8 can be used with the MasterCard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS).