Modular system for

portable pin entering devices

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The first concept for the pin entry device & payment terminal project explored the idea of a single curvature top surface design in two products built over a modular basis. 

Two products with three different modules: the pin-pad unit, the pin-pad back end assembly and the thermal printer unit.


Modularity would allow the standard pin-pad unit to become a payment terminal by adding the thermal printer unit.   The first would easily be transformed in the other by an add-on module.  It sounded just fine until tooling cost eventually determined a different building concept:  two products sharing a lot of components. 

Plastic wise there are two products, while the keyboard, motherboard, monitor and card readers are the very same in both.

The single curvature top surface on both products is meant to allow advertising and customization with cut-out stickers.


Client: Glintt, Global Intelligent Technologies

Credits: Goncalo Vieira, Joao Cracel and Pedro Monteiro

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