Castles Technology celebrates 30 years of payment innovation at the Retail Technology Show


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Castles Technology, the payment solutions provider, used its participation in the Retail Technology Show to start its 30th-anniversary celebrations and launch a new range of cutting-edge Android payment solutions.

As well as celebrating three decades in the payment technology sector, Castles Technology, the world’s 4th payment acceptance solution provider, revealed new products and services including its latest Android terminals adapted to each use case (in the shop, mobile, and self-service)

  • The S1MINI - based on a secure Android platform, the S1MINI is claimed by the company to be the smallest mobile device in the world while offering large possibilities. A next generation mobile device, it offers multifunctional capabilities and optimises the checkout process. It comes with several features including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and front camera.
  • The S1P - pinpad device with a nimble design for an enhanced and secure retail checkout (with Android 10.0). The S1P features a 4” touchscreen, physical keypad and multi-communications capabilities.
  • The S2L - enhancing customer engagement by offering a multitude of value-added services in a demanding retail environment, the S2L is based on Android 10 secure software, supports 1D/2D barcode and OCR reading, with an 8” display.
  • The S1U2 - a device dedicated to automatic and secure self-service payment, using Android 10. The S1U2 features a front 2M pixel camera, GPS, SW Decode Solution, reading 1D/2D barcode and OCR. 

Founded in 1993, in Taipei, Taiwan. Castles Technology became the first provider of eCA and smart card readers in the country. Now, the company has grown into a multinational corporation with offices in Asia, Europe, and America. Castles Technology has continued to innovate, launching new products and services that have changed payment technology for the better, offering services to more than 150 countries. 

With clients including TotalEnergies, Adyen, Worldline, and Nexi, Castles Technology is committed to anticipating and shaping the future of commerce worldwide, while its powerful devices, secure payment solutions, and top-notch services ensure unparalleled quality and performance.

"The Retail Technology Show is a great setting to celebrate our 30th anniversary and reflect on our achievements in the payment industry," said Jean-Philippe Niedergang, CCO / EMEA CEO of Castles Technology. "We are proud to have been the first company to introduce contactless payments and launch Android POS in the industry. Our focus on innovation has been critical to our success, and we are excited to continue pushing boundaries in the future.”

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