Kiosks with PDQ: More secure and convenient payment solutions

In the face of growing technological innovation and, consequently, changing consumer preferences, payment solutions – increasingly instantaneous – involve kiosks with PDQ (Process Data Quickly), i.e. credit and debit card data processing terminals.

PDQ card machine, PDQ terminal, or just “PDQ” refers to a payment method that means there is rapid data processing. This sums up exactly what a PDQ machine does: authenticate the customer’s credentials and validate a transaction for an amount specified by the merchant, using a credit or debit card.

However, the PDQ machines of the past worked differently than those of today. With a PDQ machine, a customer would have to swipe their credit or debit card through the machine, which would then print a receipt, which the customer would, in turn, have to sign to authorize the payment. Then the signature would be verified. This way, if a customer’s card was lost or stolen, the thief would only need to perfect the signature on the back of the card to commit fraud.

University of Minho: Self-Service catering kiosks for the Social Services
University of Minho: Self-Service catering kiosks for the Social Services

Nowadays, and to combat this problem, one inserts the chip and the four-digit PIN, which must be secret. After the PIN is entered, the transaction data is sent to the merchant account, where the transaction is verified and authorized by the customer’s bank.

Chip and PIN are currently considered fast and secure ways to pay. Since they were introduced to the market, annual losses from fraud involving falsified cards have dropped significantly.

In order to eliminate queues and increase user satisfaction, the kiosks from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS aim to facilitate and speed up any payment made. As the acronym indicates, kiosks with PDQ are essentially intended to process data quickly.

In addition to ensuring security and convenience, PDQ kiosks protect users against fraud that was previously more common with credit cards. So, any company and/or organization that acquires a PDQ kiosk guarantees ease of use and satisfaction, providing, consequently, a positive experience to users. This way, it is also possible to increase customer loyalty to the brand.

Essential for any business, kiosks with PDQ, by facilitating payments without cash, contribute to the growth of contactless payments, among other forms of payment associated with new technologies.

Payments without cash and contactless payments are, thus, both the present and the future of this digitally evolved generation. In addition to being more secure, they save time for users, store owners, and employees alike. Therefore, the sooner this type of payment, evident in kiosks with PDQ, is adopted, the sooner a business, and therefore sales, can be developed.

IKEA Loures modernizes restaurant concept with PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS self-service kiosks
IKEA Loures modernizes restaurant concept with PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS self-service kiosks

Purchasing a kiosk with PDQ is, therefore, the best option for any business. To build a successful business today, one must accept the fact that cost-effective, reliable, and fast alternatives are the way to go.

Benefits of kiosks with PDQ

Automatic payment terminals are intended to facilitate business transactions as well as payments for a company and/or organization.

Modern, high-tech payment solutions from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS guarantee maximum satisfaction thanks to a complete service based on convenience and security.

So, there are several advantages of PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS payment terminals, and therefore of the kiosks with PDQ, that fit the characteristics of your business:

  • More secure transactions;
  • Accessibility;
  • Reduction of human errors;
  • Lower costs;
  • Time savings;
  • Increased sales;
  • Convenience;
  • Elimination of long queues;
  • Maximum security;
  • Easier payments;
  • More effective customer service;
  • Image of modernity and innovation.
Self-Service Kiosks for the Social Services of UTAD
Self-Service Kiosks for the Social Services of UTAD

Why should you choose PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS kiosks with PDQ?

PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS payment solutions are extremely advantageous for our partners and their clients, as they contribute to the creation of technological and industrial innovation.

Besides, customers can make the payment without the need for an assistant. The goal is to make anyone’s tasks quicker and easier.

These solutions make it possible for any company/brand to increase transaction efficiency, improve the user experience and create new business opportunities in the most diverse business sectors.

Here are some of the industries that trust PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS, as well as some of our solutions.


  • Health;
  • Restaurants (Quick Service Restaurants – QSR);
  • Cinema;
  • Transportation;
  • Commerce;
  • Advertising;
  • Tourism and Hospitality;
  • Education;
  • Sports;
  • Culture;
  • Finance.

Particular cases:

  • Self-service;
  • Self check-in;
  • Self check-out;
  • Ticketing;
  • Payment of bills;
  • Drive-Thru.

PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS payment solutions can be easily integrated into any multimedia kiosk, ensuring reliability, quality, and durability.

With PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS automatic payment terminals (APT), customers are offered convenience, eliminating the risks associated with check and cash payments. At the same time, it provides agility and speed in attendance, reducing the frustration of users when they feel they have to wait in long lines.

Self-service checkout kiosks for the Burger King
Self-service checkout kiosks for the Burger King

Being able to be used in indoor or outdoor equipment, the payment terminals from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS also allow companies to sell 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Moreover, they are suitable for any business sector.

Payment terminals

Anti-vandalism and equipped with a numeric keypad (physical or digital), with hybrid and contactless reader, all kiosk payment terminals from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS meet the most demanding security standards and improve customer interaction through various multimedia features.

PDQ integration in any kiosk

Besides the advantages associated with speed and convenience, the payment terminals from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS can be integrated into any multimedia kiosk.

Simple, practical, and secure, these terminals convey an innovative, dynamic and modern image of the company.

Transactional or payment kiosks

With the fast evolution of technology, payment solutions are being developed through interactive kiosks. Transactional or payment kiosks, in particular, allow, nowadays, any person to make payments autonomously.

These transactional kiosks help to significantly reduce long queues at busy locations which, in turn, will help to make it easier to maintain social distance, protecting customers and employees alike.

Self-Service Kiosks for University of Porto for the Social Services
Self-Service Kiosks for University of Porto for the Social Services

It also reduces the need for cash handling and counting, making the entire cash management process more efficient, while providing organizations with an effective way to empty and replenish their cash management terminals.

Create new business opportunities with PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS solutions and increase your company’s efficiency and service.