Hypercom, a provider of electronic payment products, software solutions and services, has introduced the L5000, a new product family of customer-facing, multipurpose, multimedia payment terminals featuring a range of functional and communication capabilities for the multilane retailers.

Hypercom’s L5000 family of multilane terminals can connect to any point-of-sale register system with any communications protocol including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The new product lineup enables multiple in-store use beyond the traditional checkout line, including in-aisle product locating, barcode price checking, health insurance card processing at the pharmacy, gift card loading and wedding registry processing at kiosks.

The L5000 features an integrated ADA compliant keyboard, a side lit keypad, braille characters and a headphone jack to assist the visually disabled. It also features a full VGA color display and touch screen providing an interface for interactive multimedia advertising.

The products also features modular communications interfaces (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, contactless, Power over Ethernet) that enable retailers to change their connectivity options as their needs change. It also features a modular contactless reader for easy in-field upgrading to contactless card and NFC technology.

The product includes a cradled, cordless Wi-Fi or Bluetooth hand-over device that lets clerks to carry the payment device to the customer without unsightly cables.

Hypercom’s new multilane product line is powered by a 400 MHz processor and Linux operating system to deliver in-store multimedia capabilities and speed.

L5400 is an end in-aisle wall mounted or countertop seated version with full VGA color 5.7” interactive touch screen multimedia display and barcode scanner for price checks, product locating, product pre-ordering and account balance checking. The L5400 can also be configured for signature capture applications in which an integrated keypad is not required.

Lloyd Baylard, vice president of multilane products at Hypercom, said: “The L5000 is a revolutionary technological advance that gives retailers in all tiers the ability to use these products for far more than just payments. But for all multilane retailers in North America and throughout the world, the L5000 allows them for the first time to match the specific needs of each department with a value-added product in the L5000 family, all while knowing that the industry’s strongest security is at work in every device.”