The E-Pad has the same functionalities as the G-Pad except that instead of using the GSM wireless data networks , the E-Pad utilises the customer`s existing internet link (ADSL, satellite or other connectivity) as the communication medium. This is done by simply connecting the Ethernet port on the E-Pad to the existing LAN. The e-Pad allows for up to 2 banking terminals to be connected via its serial connections. The E-Pad is remotely configurable and each port can be configured to work with any bank terminal.
It is important to note that the internet link is used to do card transactions. No dial-up connection which incurs a telephone call per transaction is required. In the event that the internet connection is disrupted, no online card transactions will be possible.
Once the E-Pad is connected to the local LAN, it requires an IP Address. This is obtained automatically via a DHCP server located on the local LAN or by physically configuring the E-Pad.
If configured correctly, the E-Pad will display ‘Server Connected’ on its LCD screen indicating that the unit is ready for use. Please Note Firewalls on the network will need to be opened to allow Hosting Servers access. Contact Paratus's Helpdesk for details.