What Does PDQ Machine Stand For?
“PDQ” stands for “process data quickly”. This is an appropriate acronym, given the speed of transactions made via a PDQ machine. Credit card machines used to be called PDQ machines but this term is fast becoming obsolete. The payment process for card holder present transactions changed when Chip and PIN replaced old Mag Stripe terminals and so PDQ machines are now typically called Chip and PIN machines.
Types of PDQ Machine
There are three main types of PDQ or Chip and PIN machines. Each meets the specific needs of customers and their business environment. They are:
- Countertop PDQ machines – Connected to a wire and used in a retail store
- Portable PDQ machines – wireless terminals that connect to a base station via Bluetooth
- Mobile PDQ machines – terminals that connect to the mobile network
Choice of Payment Options
Adelante offer a wide, flexible range of price plans and options for the PDQ machine rental or purchase. We own our terminals and can offer them on flexible contracts that don't tie merchants into long contracts. Many of our agreements give you the option to terminate with just one month's notice. Adelante can also supply terminals for short term rent to use at exhibitions and trade shows.
All PDQ machines supplied by Adelante are PCIDSS accredited and certified to run on the UK banking networks.
Learn More About PDQ Machines
Please call us on 01628 820600 or contact us for advice on the type of PDQ machine that is right for your business.