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Mobile payments by plastic card or in the digital version on a smartphone are booming. By the end of 2020 some 80 million girocards will be have been converted to contactless payment.
KarL4 is the new contactless payment terminal for girocard from Garz & Fricke. KarL4 is a contactless-only reader (COR). It enables your customers to make payments for amounts up to EUR 25 in a secure and intuitive manner from their girocard debit card without having to enter a PIN. KarL4 uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to transfer data. This leads to very customer-friendly handling: simply pull out the card, position it and pay.
KarL4 can be optionally combined with our touch display HMIs and, on request, can even be tailored to your requirements as a highly individual complete module. Quality “Made in Germany”, approved by the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC). Benefit from our many years of experience in the development and production of more than 100,000 card payment systems.
From the hardware via the software through to payment management - we make it as easy as possible for you to use KarL4. If required, we can offer you support on the design, with the integration and - thanks to our large portfolio of HMIs - on the application development as well:
If required, we will offer you support with hardware integration or also with software issues.
Fast and flexible installation of the reader unit and the separate controller:
Consistent implementation of the Plug & Play concept saves time and costs
The integrated LTE modem and the SIM chip mean that KarL4 is instantly ready for operation.
Garz & Fricke has a pioneering and leading role in the use of readers for age verification:
"We have developed a system that is simple to use and integrate. Thanks to KarL4, all of your customers can make contactless payments. In addition to payment systems, our broad product range enables us to offer you HMIs, software or a solution tailored exactly to meet your needs. Simply arrange an appointment with me or call in on us in Hamburg. I look forward to hearing from you."
Barrier-free standardization of payment standards with systems such as girocard is one of the federal German government’s aims. With KarL4 you will reach 80 million customers throughout Germany.
Contactless payment by card without a PIN is especially beneficial in public facilities such as washrooms or toilets. It eliminates the need to count out change.
In the vending sector, even very small amounts can be billed for selling snacks and drinks, allowing for full pricing flexibility when using KarL4.
Parking columns and ticket machines in particular need a barrier-free payment system, and this is where the strengths of KarL4 really pay off.
Paying with coins at charging stations, card loaders, vacuum cleaners, high-pressure cleaners is both time-consuming and cost-intensive. Simply install KarL4 and say farewell to handling cash.
Automation of ordering and payment in the catering sector is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage - KarL4 makes the payment operation easy and transparent.
Whether for photo booths, charging stations, photocopiers, washing machines, stamp dispensers or showers - KarL4 is easy for all users to operate.
|Supported standard||ISO 18092 (NFC)|
|Controller with housing||85 mm x 90 mm x 18 mm (L x B x H)|
|Reader||98 mm x 98 mm x 13 mm (L x B x H)|
|Machine interface||MDB/IPC Level 02/03 (optional USB)|
|Telemetry / mobile network||4G Modem|
|Customer interface||RFID, with display featuring 4x green LEDs|
|Service interfaces||2 input buttons for settings, 2 LEDs red/green for status display, acoustic signal|
|1 modem status green|
|1 RFID error red|
|Operating voltage||8,0 V bis 42,5 V DC|
|Current consumption during operation||Typ. 40mA (at 13,8V)|
|via mobile network|
|Operating temperature||-25 to +70 °C|
|Humidity||up to 100 %|
|Modem antenna||Planar array for LTE/GSM 700-960/1575-2700 LC 200cm (090-0899R)|
|Adhesive mount antenna for LTE/GSM 700-960/1700-2700 LC 150cm (090-0995R)|
The girocard (formerly known as the EC card) is the most widespread payment card in Germany. By the end of 2020, some 80 million girocards will be contactless. The girocard complies with the highest security standards of the German Banking Industry Committee. NFC technology, which makes secure contactless payment possible, is the hub for new applications that make the girocard even smarter and more convenient to use.