Understanding the difference between an embedded and a non-embedded terminal solution can make it easier for you to make an informed and intelligent decision. Terminal software isn’t all the same. So which of today’s terminal solutions is right for you? A payment terminal can be a slave to a master program that runs it. This approach, called a non-embedded terminal solution or a local footprint solution, enjoys wide acceptance in the industry and is widely available. The more modern embedded terminal solution treats each terminal as an independent server. All financial and non-financial operations are controlled within the terminal. Exposure is reduced with this method, and the gateway connection is direct.
Understand? It’s a complex thing to understand without assistance. The modern embedded solution has no local footprint, a simplified flow of communications and is accessible from a variety of platforms, among other advantages. But there are fulfillment limitations, and an ethernet connection is required between the terminal and the gateway. An article on the PayVisors business consulting company website explains all of this in more detail. PayVisors has a team of payment processing professionals — and a website filled with useful information that can help you make informed payment processing decisions. Get informed so you can do what’s right for the future of your business and its bottom line.