Unconnected readers


The unconnected reader is a small hand-held and battery operated device with a numeric keypad, a display and a chip reader. The device is intended for stand-alone usage.

The device supports following functions:
  • A challenge-based authentication function and a one-time authentication function, based on the Bancontact/MisterCash R4 smart card EMV functionality
  • The MasterCard Chip Authentication Program (CAP), also supported by Visa
Additionally this reader will also allow to check the card's Proton balance, where applicable.

Certificates are contractual documents between terminal vendors and EPCI. This page only represents a list of certificates and it is possible that not all certificates are included in this list. The final proof is the certificate itself.

For more information, contact EPCI