BNCR Acquires 13,000 Payment Terminals

Costa Rica's Banco Nacional has ordered more than 13,000 point of sale (POS) fixed and mobile terminals from Hypercom Corporation.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

According to Hypercom, the multimillion dollar transaction will be rolled out over four years with countertop and mobile plastic card payment terminals supplied by one of the company's authorized distributors, Evertec Latin America.

"Hypercom's state-of-the-art and much in-demand products address the specific needs of our customers and will help us improve substantially the merchant and consumer experience at the point of transaction," said Jorge Bonilla Lorenzo, Director of Electronic Payment Banking at BNCR.

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