Genius Countertop

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Transform the checkout experience

Genius Countertop provides a world-class checkout experience for businesses of all sizes. With fast EMV chip card transactions and the ability to pay how they want and be on their way quickly—Plus, you’ll never miss a customer engagement opportunity with on-screen advertising, videos, customer surveys, gift and loyalty programs.

Single Countertop Device

A single, scalable and future-proof countertop device

Improve customer experience

Improve customer experience and increase business efficiency

Fully encrypted

Fully encrypted and tokenized, keeping cardholder data off the POS

Easy integration

Easy integration via Genius API

Introducing Genius Smart P2PE

P2PE 2.0 certified by the PCI Council to better protect you and your customers.
It's everything you love about Genius Countertop with an extra level of security.

Genius Countertop Feature List

Genius Countertop Features

  • 1 4 second EMV transactions
  • 2 NFC / contactless enabled for digital wallets
  • 3 Digital signature capture
  • 4 Scrolling line item display
  • 5 Gift and loyalty acceptance
  • 6 Visual promotions to drive new revenue opportunities on 7" high resolution color display
  • 7 Stand included
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Lynne Francis-Lunn Director of Merchandising, Peabody Essex Museum

"At the Peabody Essex Museum Shop, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in all areas, from the merchandise that we offer, to personal contacts with customers, going straight through the checkout procedure. Our customers are tech-savvy, so they expect us to have the most up-to-date and secure credit card process. We have that with Cayan and the Genius payment platform."

Flexible Payments

Payment Flexibility From EMV to gift cards to mobile, we’ve got you covered

Genius allows customers to pay how they want, where they want, and be on their way quickly—whether it’s through lightning-fast chip card transactions, a card swipe, or any of the array of mobile payments on the market. You’ll be ready to say "yes" to any and all customer payment requests, because Genius supports: credit, debit, EMV/chip cards, gift cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Level Up, industry-specific payment types like HSA and FSA cards, and more.

And don’t worry, when the next new payment trend emerges, Genius will be ready to accept it — its effortless, automatic updates through the cloud make sure of it.

See How Fast EMV Can Be

Genius Countertop is part of the Genius family of products — and shares the same great DNA

Cloud-based updates


Provides automatic updates via cloud to every device

Secure systems


Keeps sensitive cardholder data off the POS and merchant systems


Feature Rich

A wide array of enhanced features to help optimize your business

Cloud-based payments

Cloud-based Payments Effortless updates with the cloud

Genius is cloud-based so new payment types, regulatory changes, industry updates and feature enhancements are seamlessly delivered to every one of your credit card readers and other devices in the Genius family. That means no new code to write, no hardware to adjust, no hassles – no headaches.

Security & Fraud Protection - Genius

Security & Fraud Prevention Keep cardholders' information confidential by never storing their data

Data breaches can happen anytime, anywhere. So take the first preventive step with Genius’ hacker-fighting technology. As a customer facing, EMV enabled solution, Genius utilizes tokenization and encryption to ensure customers' card data is safe, reducing the chance of security risks and fraud.

Multi-channel, Multi-location Tokens

Converts sensitive information to a token – merchants never handle customer data throughout online, in-store, and mobile transactions.


Minimize risk from the moment cards enter your device. For another layer of security and more simplified compliance, check out our PCI P2PE validated version of Genius Countertop.

Level 1 PCI Compliant

We are compliant to the highest levels of PCI and offer PCI support services (ControlScan and ASV)

Features Here's the Bells & Whistles

Process All Payment Types

Credit, debit, chip cards, gift cards, mobile payments and industry-specific payment types like HSA and FSA cards

Line-Item Display

See as you scan for transparent transactions

Recurring Billing

Ensure ongoing payment with membership programs, auto-reorder and subscription programs

Intelligent PIN Steering

Our BINsmart® technology steers customers to the most advantageous payment type – reducing costs and minimizing fees

Swipe Anytime

Speed up transaction times

On-Screen Agreements

Secure paperless storage of signed customer documents

Digital Signature Capture

Increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve chargeback handling by digitally capturing and storing customer signatures

Store & Forward Offline Processing

Keep your business running when your network goes down

Counter Tip

Let customers show appreciation for your employees

FSA/HSA & SIGIS Compliant

Accepts health care spending accounts and supports SIGIS eligible purchase validation

Cash Back

One-stop convenience for customers

Splash Screen Ads

Reach customers when they’re in "purchase" mode


Process EMV/chip card transactions in under 4 seconds

Card Vault

Securely store card data to enable recurring billing, customer auto-reorder purchases and more. With Account Updater, payment credentials are validated and updated automatically

Gift and Loyalty

Use deals and incentives to cultivate loyalty. From points to offers, we can help you make casual customers into frequent shoppers


Track customer behavior across channels and across stores – how recently they last shopped, how frequently, how much they spend and in which channels

Remote Updates

Receive automatic updates via the cloud to every device – no new code to write, no hardware to adjust, no hassles


Real-time customer insights at your fingertips

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