Opticon introduces the Duō

Publish date: 27-10-2011


Mobile Payments and Order Processing All in One

The Duō from Opticon: a versatile terminal designed to meet the needs of retail and hospitality

October 2011 – Opticon, a leading manufacturer of auto-ID and data collection equipment, now presents the Duō, a compact handheld sales and payment device for the retail, hospitality, and other mobile payment applications.

Its unique architecture allows for both of its main functions to be operated separately on the two different sides of the terminal. This ensures that the point of sale function remains open for all of the architectures, while the payment function meets secure PCI requirements. This device is the first convenient portable solution offering both Point-of-Sale and multiple secure payment technologies in one device. Its unique two-sided architecture allows sales to be entered on one side, and payments processed on the other. Separating the two core functions ensures that the Point-of-Sale side remains open-architecture, whereas the payment side remains compliant to financial (PCI) standards.

The Duō features a 4.3-inch touch screen, an accurate barcode scanner and high-speed ports for Bluetooth and WiFi connections for ideal processing and collection of orders at the point of sale. Various peripheral devices can be connected via Bluetooth.

Open Architecture
The Duō knows no boundaries. Sales and payments can now be made anywhere on the shop or restaurant floor improving the customer experience and increasing sales for the business. Running Windows CE 6.0, the Duō provides an industry standard environment which makes it easy to install and run custom applications.

The Duō is provided with a high capacity 2300mAh Li-Ion battery. Flexible power saving features help extend operating time even further. The device can be charged through a USB interface or a separate cradle where a spare battery can also be placed in its own slot for recharging.