Gertec Makes Payment Process Easier for the Visually Impaired

In operation since 1989, Gertec designs high technology equipment and payment solutions, commercial and banking automation, research solutions, query terminals and point control used by well-known financial and retail institutions in Brazil and abroad.

Business Challenge

The World Health Organization estimates the world's disability population to be over one billion people. At the same time, a National Disability Institute survey on Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities notes that consumers are more likely to be excluded from the banking system if they have a disability. Digital technology can help change this by offering “anytime, anyplace” financial service options for those facing travel barriers and time restrictions.

Gertec utilized this digital advantage when developing its latest mobile point-of-sales (POS) offering, which provides an alternative payment terminal for small-to-medium business (SMB) merchants looking for an inexpensive solution that can accommodate the needs of the visually impaired.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime® Solution

Gertec selected the Sierra Wireless AirPrime® HL Series embedded modules to connect their POS terminals and securely process transactions on global 3G and 2G networks.

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