Radiant Systems, a global provider of point of sale hardware and software solutions, has released a new payment security feature Token Replacement that allocates a unique identifier, or token, to cardholder data at the RBS WorldPay host to prevent personal information from being stored on the point of sale.

Token Replacement is designed as a point-of-sale feature that is integrated into the latest version of the Aloha POS. When credit cards are swiped, data is first sent to the secure RBS WorldPay host, which then processes the payment and returns a unique token identifier to the POS for future reference. In addition, the integration of Token Replacement with Aloha POS software increases speed of service by reducing processing time.

Jeff Hughes, vice president of hosted solutions at Radiant Systems, said: “Token Replacement allows restaurant owners to place a greater focus on their operations by helping to ensure payment processing occurs in a secure environment. Unlike other competitive alternatives, there are no additional transaction fees associated with our Token Replacement feature.”

Ian Drysdale, senior vice president of market development at RBS WorldPay, said: “RBS WorldPay and Radiant developed Token Replacement in response to our clients’ desire for solutions that help reduce the burden that PCI compliance has placed upon many hospitality and retail merchants.”

RBS WorldPay is the US-based payment processing division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.