IPC Integration Guide

This section provides IPC interface descriptions to integrate payment card transactions with EPOS applications.

IPC Integration Mode

IPC software encapsulates banking magnetic and EMV payment card processing for integrating with new and existing EPOS applications. There are two types of interfaces available for integrating with IPC.

  • IPC Socket Interface: This interface provides a simple socket based mechanism to send transaction requests to IPC. IPC application listens on a socket for incoming transaction requests. On receiving a transaction request the IPC application provides a front-end to the attendant at the till to take chip or swiped card transactions.

  • IPC File Interface: This interface provides a simple file based mechanism to send transaction requests to IPC. The IPC application polls an inbound directory for incoming transaction request. On receiving a transaction request the IPC application provides a front-end to the attendant at the till to take chip or swiped card transactions.