NFC Readers for Integrated
Contactless EMV Payments
Modular solutions that enable contactless card acceptance in ticket machines, terminals & kiosks
Gemini 2000 specialises in developing and manufacturing readers for EMV contactless payments. Our Orbit SAM and Crypto hardware and proprietary EMV Kernels are built, certified and kept up to date in-house. We work with a range of clients to integrate contactless into their payment schemes and point-of-sale hardware, whether attended or unattended, within the mass transit industry and beyond.
Our products comply with the latest payment industry standards:
- EMV Level 1 – See EMVCo’s website for current list of certificates.
- EMV Level 2 – Visa and Mastercard certified. American Express TBA.
- ITSO – Supported through certified libraries.
- Terminal Quality Management label from Mastercard.
A continual improvement policy ensures products are kept up to date with the latest versions of the above standards. In the fast-paced regulatory environment of today’s payment industry, our development programme makes sure both hardware and software are future-proof as well as backwards compatible.
Deploying a payment solution is often a complex project, but we strive to make the process as straightforward as possible. We provide reference implementations, documentation and support directly from our experienced engineers for every stage of development.
Key areas such as communication with host terminals, back office systems, payment gateways and key management solutions are made possible using the G2K API and other tools. Payment industry protocols are also supported.
Why Choose Gemini 2000?
Since 1997 we’ve had the opportunity to pioneer the contactless technology market and in 2015 we expanded into contactless payments. Our hardware was at the heart of the very first contactless EMV project in the UK outside of London and we have been improving our offering ever since. We believe the advantages of our solutions are:
- Market-proven technology.
- Fully certified.
- Short time-to-market.
- Competitive pricing.
In our experience every project is unique and can benefit from a tailored approach – we always strive towards greater customer focus. Firmware and software are often customised for each client, while some projects also require tailor-made hardware. Our knowledge of PCB and antenna design and manufacture, together with experience with the EMV certification process, means that we can deliver custom solutions at a competitive cost even for smaller volume projects.
Built for Transport
Gemini 2000 products are particularly suitable for transport applications, ticketing machines and kiosks, and any other use cases where speed and convenience are important. Operators adopting the technology are reporting shorter queues, an increase in transactions and a reduction in costs associated with handling cash. If you’d like to start accepting contactless payments get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.