“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. Choose from the list below to learn more:
- 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
All PDQ macines supplied by Adelante are PCIDSS accredited and certified to run on the UK banking networks.
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