The good news is that the Verifone vx520 takes just about every imaginable payment type your customers may want to use: traditional magstripe major credit cards (including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners’ Club), PIN-based debit cards, gift and loyalty cards, EBT cards, EMV chip cards, and new NFC payment technology. The vx520 supports contactless payments, including MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave, Discover Zip, and American Express ExpressPay. Contactless (NFC) payments allow your customers to use the Tap & Pay option with stored cards in their mobile wallet.
The terminal can connect via Ethernet or dialup (unless you choose a 3G capable model) and boasts a large backlit LCD, a durable backlit keypad, generous 160MB of memory, fast built-in thermal printer, and multiple available connections for optional accessories.
Connectivity and Communication
The Verifone vx520 offers quick connections in a variety of ways, including Ethernet or dialup. The terminal offers an Ethernet port, serial port, phone port, and USB ports for ease of connecting no matter what method is needed.
A high-contrast, white backlit display provides enhanced visibility. Generous 128 x 64 anti-glare LCD screen supports up to 8 lines of 21 characters. The display also features a screensaver to help prolong the screen’s life. Main menus boast large, easy-to-read text, as pictured.
The vx520 offers a generous 160MB, including 128MB of flash memory and 32 MB of SDRAM. The terminal can support up to 500MB of optional additional memory.
As a countertop terminal, the vx520 is intended to be fairly small and light. It measures 8” L x 3.4” W x 3” H and weighs just over 1 pound.
The vx520’s durable keypad features blue backlighting for high visibility. The terminal features alphanumeric keys, screen choice keys, and additional function keys. The metal dome keypad is designed for 1 million key presses for long life.
The built-in printer features a quick-release transparent paper door to easily see when receipt paper is getting low and change it quickly. The machine accepts standard 58mm paper rolls. The printer offers graphics capabilities and fast printing of 24 lines per second in either 24 or 32 columns. The terminal easily allows you to reprint receipts as necessary.