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ChecOut M with Windows 10 IoT takes on Square mobile payment systems

This looks like a phone, but it's powered by Windows IoT. It will, however, take your $$$

  • While Square and iPads are synonymous, it’s not the only solution around, and ChecOut M could be the first major challenger to that service that also delivers unique features.
  • On first blush, the ChecOut M looks like a 6.3-inch Windows Phone, but it’s running an Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” processor with Windows 10 IoT for Enterprise.
  • What makes the ChecOut M unique is the continued blurring of what is Windows 10 and related hardware.
  • The ChecOut M borrows from the phone model, but it becomes a standalone and very robust system when leveraging Azure, Power BI, and the Microsoft Graph.
  • There is already one major airline who is looking to deploy the ChecOut M on flights for PoS services as soon as it’s approved.

Windows 10 IoT lets companies create all sorts of unique always-connected and mobile devices. ChecOut M is just one of many that are coming.

@windowscentral: This looks like a phone, but it’s powered by Windows IoT. It will, however, take your $$$

Point-of-sale (PoS) devices are becoming increasingly popular these days as static registers become a thing of the past. While Square and iPads are synonymous, it’s not the only solution around, and ChecOut M could be the first major challenger to that service that also delivers unique features.

On first blush, the ChecOut M looks like a 6.3-inch Windows Phone, but it’s running an Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” processor with Windows 10 IoT for Enterprise. In fact, the UI looks exactly like full Windows 10.

The ChecOut M features NFC, swipe, and a chip-card reader and works with Google Wallet or Apple Pay. A fingerprint reader on the back ensures only authorized employees can access the device, while a 2.7-inch payment screen on the back lets users sign directly.

The base model connects to Wi-Fi, but a more advanced model has full 4G LTE on board and is certified for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks (Sprint is being worked on).

In case you don’t want that full Windows 10 Start screen experience Windows 10 IoT for Enterprise can be locked to a single app experience e.g. the payment and checkout system for a business to ensure ease of use and stability.

What makes the ChecOut M unique is the continued blurring of what is Windows 10 and related hardware. The ChecOut M borrows from the phone model, but it becomes a standalone and very robust system when leveraging Azure, Power BI, and the Microsoft Graph.

The ChecOut M is currently in certification for secure payments and is expected to launch later this summer. There is already one major airline who is looking to deploy the ChecOut M on flights for PoS services as soon as it’s approved.

Excellent! I am the director of a department in a non-profit org, and had to buy an iPad so I could take square. Is love to have an alternate available. At this point I’m on TH iPad for the foreseeable future, but it’s good to know an alternative is or there.

ChecOut M with Windows 10 IoT takes on Square mobile payment systems