The strategic partnering with Kensington to develop the SwitchBack started with ArmorActive’s engineering designs and a desire to simplify the iPad POS system. “We turned to Kensington’s expertise in security and combined that with our knowledge of the iPad kiosk industry to create a simple all-in-one iPad POS solution” states Scott Paul, owner of ArmorActive.
With several included attachments, the SwitchBack conveniently transforms to a credit card payment iPad kiosk. The mobile credit card reader adapters easily click into place and secure the card reader (Square, PayPal Here, or ID TECH UniMag II), providing an easier card swipe transition. A variety of free mobile applications can be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store to enable the iPad to receive transactions with these readers, which include: Square Register, PayPal, and Credit Card POS Terminal. ArmorActive and Kensington have future plans to offer a variety of additional modules for the many other mobile card readers available on the market.
In an effort to provide simplicity, ArmorActive and Kensington designed the SwitchBack enclosure to be assembled without tools. “We’re excited to provide our customers with a simple all-in-one solution that can be set up in seconds,” states Nick Ames, CMO of ArmorActive “which makes the SwitchBack the ideal product for our trade show customers. Furthermore, the payment adapters will meet the needs of many restaurants, churches, events, and retailers.”
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