Hypercom Optimum M4230 Mobile Credit Card Machine Replacement

Terminal failure? If your Equinox Hypercom Optimum M4230, 4220, 4205, or 4210 is not updated before 10/18/2015 it will fail due to an expired certificate. These terminals can be updated in the field through a 2 step download process, but waiting until the fail date will likely result in support delays.

The manufacturer certificates within the devices may be set to expire on October 19, 2015. When merchants power off or reboot their terminal at any time after this date, it will become inoperable. Don’t power off your terminal until you perform the required maintenance or upgrade to a new POS terminal.

To avoid service disruption and continue processing payments, please take these necessary steps prior to October 19:
1. Determine what version(s) of firmware resides within the terminals.
2. If the Boot version is 2009 0709 or greater (such as
2015 0227), then do nothing. If the BOOT version is lower, then download the firmware update, which takes about 30 minutes.

hypercom terminal 4220 4205 Act early, as each maintenance upgrade will require a minimum of 30 minutes..
We recommend updating to a new POS terminal that supports EMV and NFC to reduce risk and increase customer payment options.

If your company processes more than $1M annually, or has business to business mix of card present and phone orders, contact us for solutions. A new merchant account is not required. For all other businesses, contact your acquirer or salesperson for EMV terminal options that will work with your merchant account.

Hypercom T7 Plus 1mb terminal end of life $145

The Hypercom T7Plus is one of the most popular credit card terminals ever made. The T7 Plus, with 1MB of RAM, and 35 keys (picture far right) is the only one that is still PCI Compliant. The other T7 models and versions are not. The machine is at ‘end of life’. This means the merchant can still purchase them, but their lifecycle is coming to an end. Before buying, be sure to check with your merchant services provider that you can still board one on your merchant account.

  • Why this machine? Diehard- It just works
  • End of Life – 12/2010
  • Estimated manufacturing end Date- April 2011
  • End of Service – 7/2014
  • Now in process of shipping final orders
  • Sold in all regions with most significant volumes in the USA

hypercom t7p hypercom t7plus 1 MBHypercom’s best selling device of all time, the dial-only T7 was introduced in the mid 1990s and stood out among its peers for its classic 35-key layout. With developers writing applications for the T7 since its launch, the number of applications for the product now number in the hundreds. Equinox’s distributors’ final orders for the T7 Plus were taken in 2010, with the T4205 as its low-cost dial replacement.

The Hypercom T7 Plus is an terminal that meets the needs and budget of most retail merchants. It is a fast, reliable terminal with a built-in thermal printer, and will accept an external smart card reader or pinpad for pin-debit transactions. Hypercom based the T7 Plus from the original T7P terminal and has added features based on merchant feedback and testing. This is a great terminal that is sure to provide many years of reliable operation.

Note:  This unit comes with a power pack.


  • 1mb of memory
  • “One-touch” functions 2″ and 3″ graphics-capable
  • SureLoad printer with huge 80mm roll Fastest dial transactions in the industry
  • Up to 56K modem
  • Optional, integrated Visa PED-approved PIN pad model
  • 19-button keyboard configuration available
  • Supports a wide range of value added services such as check and loyalty
  • Modifiable receipts provide customization opportunities
  • Supports contactless payment and check imaging using external readers
Sale Price $145, plus $10 shipping continental USA. Refurbished, 30 day warranty.
Optional Pin pads are $110 and are only available to existing customers.

Hypercom USA Changes Name to Equinox Payments, LLC.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ September 30, 2011 – Hypercom USA, a leading payment terminal manufacturer and secure software developer, today announced it has formally changed its corporate name to Equinox Payments, LLC. In addition to selling new Equinox terminals, software and services, the company will continue to support Hypercom-branded products in the U.S.

“Equinox payment terminals sit at the intersection between the physical store and the virtual world of payment processing where our products achieve a balance between robust devices and secure applications,” said Equinox President Clint Jones. “The name Equinox embodies our strategic vision for the company: industryleading hardware complemented with industry-leading software.”

Equinox manufactures, sells and supports all payment terminals and peripherals previously offered in the United States by Hypercom, including the T4200 countertop, M4200 mobile and L5000 customer-activated product families, as well as all software, terminal management systems and other services related to these products. Equinox also offers the L4150 and L5000 payment terminal series to U.S.-based large retail customers for certain international applications.

“With the recent proliferation of alternative payments, we are experiencing increased demand to load, host and manage third-party applications on our devices,” said Will Rossiter, SVP Sales and Marketing. “Our EMV and contactless products, such as the L5300 and L5200 customer-activated devices, act as a platform to support merchant and customer-facing applications, such as digital wallets and other near-field communication offerings—all with an emphasis on security.”

Former Hypercom USA product names will remain unchanged, but will be branded Equinox or co-branded Equinox and Hypercom. Equinox will maintain the Hypercom USA brand for an extended period of time to reinforce Equinox’s continued support of Hypercom-branded products and services in the U.S.

About Equinox Payments, LLC

Equinox Payments, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a leading payment terminal manufacturer and related secure software provider. Through its commercial offices in the United States, Latvia, Manila and Australia, and a service repair facility in Mexico, Equinox’s more than 200 employees deliver secure payment terminals, applications and services to hundreds of thousands of merchants. Equinox is a portfolio company of The Gores Group, LLC. For more information, please visit www.equinoxpayments.com.

About The Gores Group, LLC

The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm’s current private equity fund has committed equity capital of more than $4 billion. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

Hypercom announces end of life for L4250

End of life notice and full product description of the Hypercom Optima L4250. Should you buy a product after the end of life notice. Editor reviews.

End of Life Notice Regarding Optimum L4250 Payment Terminal from Hypercom:
As part of our continued focus toward providing our customers and partners the highest level of service, quality and security, Hypercom wants to inform you of our plans to End of Life (EOL) the Optimum L4250 Payment Terminal.    The important dates listed below signify the termination of the Optimum L4250 Payment Terminal support and availability:
Final Order Date: Hypercom will cease taking orders for all configurations of the Optimum L4250 payment terminals after October 31st, 2011.

  • Customers will have the opportunity to submit a final order for the product or for spare parts until the Final Order Date.
  • Final Ship Date: Hypercom’s intention is that all Optimum L4250 orders placed prior to October 31st, 2011 will be shipped no later than January 31st, 2012.
  • End of Development Date: There will be no new Hypercom sponsored hardware or software development after the final order date of October 31st, 2011. Software bug fixes will continue until the End of Service date (below).
  • Repair support will be available for customers for three years after the final ship date, as component availability permits, unless otherwise explicitly agreed between Hypercom and its customers.

End of Service Date: On January 31st, 2015, service and repair of all configurations of the Optimum L4250 Payment Terminal will be discontinued. Spare parts will not be guaranteed to be available after this date.
Hypercom recommends and encourages our customers and partners to begin an action plan to migrate your Optimum L4250 products and applications to an alternative Hypercom product line. The Hypercom L5000 payment terminals provide affordable and higher performance successor products that meets today’s most stringent security standards and also leverages the same FPE32 software application code base and interface as the Optimum L4250 payment terminals. Please contact your local sales person for additional information or visit the Hypercom web-site at .
The POS industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. Constant improvements and advancements in technology encourage us to incorporate these changes for the benefit of our customers. As a global leader in the POS industry, Hypercom stands ready to assist our partners in implementing these changes. If we can assist with your migration efforts to the latest applications and terminal platforms, please contact your Hypercom representative today.


Optimum L4250 hypercom

Here’s compact streamlining at its best: the Optimum L4250. Easy to use and attractive at the same time, using Hypercom’s innovative, dual-sided, bi-directional magnetic stripe reader means your customers won’t have to deal with frustrating fumbles. In fact, you get accurate card data reads well beyond the nominal swipe-speed range so you can reduce lanes slowdowns and cashier interactions.

The unit’s large, easy-to-read LCD screen not only offers outstanding signature capture, it lets you communicate branding and merchandizing messages quickly. Custom screens are easy to update and let you extend loyalty campaigns and promotional specials.

The Optimum L4250 not only looks fast, it is fast – its Intel XScale® 32-bit processor rockets transactions to the ECR/payment device. It also supports advanced communications like USB and Ethernet for even faster transaction speed. This is how you turn every lane into the fast lane.

Race-Track Speed. Security In Every Lane:
  • Proven Forms Processing Engine — Assured rapid integration
  • Intel XScale® 32-bit processor — Fast transaction speed
  • Streamlined space-saver — Small footprint
  • PCI-PED approved — Online PIN code verification
  • Permanent privacy screen — Maximum customer security
  • DES/Triple DES DUKPT — Secure key management
Fast Performance Comes Standard:
  • Speeds customer check-out with optional dual-sided, bi-directional magnetic strip reader, for 99.99% first-read rate when customers swipe their cards
  • Maximizes transaction time through fast data transmission: Intel XScale® 32-bit processor, RS-232, and powered USB port
  • Adapts to new payment methods: the Optimum L4200 can be configured with an integrated ISO 14443 A & B contactless RF reader and EMV-approved, ISO 7816-compatible chip card reader
  • Allows proven POS integration, screen creation, customer-activated signature capture and remote terminal management via state-of-the-art Hypercom FPE32 software
Customer Security on Every Lane:
  • Maximizes security with Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) key management and Message Authentication Code (MAC)
  • Protects valuable cardholder PINs with fast Data Encryption Standard (DES) and Triple DES for secure encryption
  • Complies with California’s Financial Code for visually disabled persons
Usability Arrives with Cost-Effectiveness Built In:
  • Gives customers easy signature space and onscreen graphics with an economical 220 x 80 16-shade grayscale display
  • Extends usable life-cycle with 100,000-hour backlight
  • Uses non-powered stylus, without on-board electronics, to reduce replacement cost significantly: you avoid a common industry breakpoint
  • Maximizes unit life and minimizes returns for repair due to screen damage thanks to its auto-sensing screen protection system
  • Offers superior clarity with unique Terrapin overlay: its resistance to tacking and scratching means it lasts far longer than anti-static material
  • Saves time and money, since on-premise screen protector replacement means there’s no need to send terminals to the factory to replace glass screens

EDITORS NOTE: As per the memo, the product will be supported for years to come and it is still being sold. The most interesting aspect of the newer products in the multilane line is Hypercom’s HyperSafe Remote Key System (HRKS) which allows for the remote terminal key injection at the point-of-sale. In the past if the pin debit injection was blown, merchants had to send to a secure facility for a new injection.

Editor Recommendation: If you’re on a tight budget and are not reliant upon the features of the new devices, including color advertising, this is still a very viable product and good value. Note also that end of life does not mean merchants cannot use the product, but it creates a timeline for when manufacturer support will stop. Payment processors may not allow merchants to board new accounts with the L4250 after January 2015, but even after that, existing merchants can usually continue to use the product until it breaks.



discount POS equipment price list

Credit card processing equipment price list with all discounts listed for your fast review. New merchant accounts are not required, however, additional discounts apply with one.

Download the PDF: 3dmerchant-equipment-prices.pdf

Credit Card Processing / POS Equipment Sale FAQ

Can you tell me the more about the specific models?

Please visit manufacturer web sites for further product information

www.Verifone.com for Verifone, Hypercom, Lipman, Way and Nurit.

www.FirstData.com for FD series

www.dejavoosystems.com Ingenico.com

ALL MODELS ARE THE BASE UNIT. If you need extra memory or other options, please request a quote.

How can I pay for equipment?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, paypal, check and money orders. Equipment ships on confirmed payment acceptance. For checks, there will be a hold until funds clear. Billing and shipping must match for all credit card orders, or a signed consent form must be included with the order.

Do you offer overnight replacement equipment if me equipment fails? This type of warranty can only be purchased at the time you order and typically costs $75 per year and up, with a maximum of 3 years.  Call for a quote.

Do you offer leasing? Leasing options are only available with a new merchant account.

Will you program my machine?

We do not program machines if your credit card processing is managed by another party.

Is there an additional fee for wireless?

Yes. See our blog article wireless credit card terminal FAQ


Contact your merchant processor to find out fees for your account.

Do you offer quantity discounts?

For 10+ units with a base price over $250 per unit, please call.

What is PCI?

Payment Card Industry. PCI is indicated next to machines that meet current PCI Data Security Standards as of 9/1/2010 and through 12/31/2010. To guarantee your unit is PCI Compliant, contact your merchant provider or visit this web site https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org

Is the machine compatible with my processor?

You must call your processor to ask. Even if a unit is PCI Compliant, a processor may limit which machines they will board on their network. @font-face { font-family: “Times New Roman”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } We will not be responsible for compatibility with your merchant processor- check before buying.

Do you offer credit card processing?

3D Merchant Services as a company does not. 3D Merchant staff includes a registered specialty merchant services agent for medium to large businesses. Minimum $100,000 per year to request a consultation.

BULLETIN: If you do not accept cards in person, DO NOT BUY A MACHINE. Key punching card data is out of date. Skip the extra phone line and access a Virtual Terminal via a secure web page. Call for more details.