Prototype for electronic payment terminal by Design+Industry

Made by Design and Industry Pty Ltd in Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2002-2003.

This prototype was designed by Design+Industry in 2003 for a new range of electronic payment terminals made by France-based company Ingenico International. The terminals were a redesign of the Elite 700 series designed by Design+Industry in 1995. This new range of payment terminals (NPT2) have improved features over the earlier models, such as the magnetic swipe reader at the side of the terminal and design of the printer for easier loading.

This prototype is an example of one of the earliest a...

Summary

2006/20/2
Transluscent plastic stereolithography (SLA) model of body for Ingenico electronic payment terminals. It is comprised of a number of separate parts that slide together. Some parts have been hand modified using putty or annotated using pencil, pen or marker. The model is incomplete and missing the printer housing component.

Dimensions

85 mm
90 mm

Production

This prototype was designed by Design+Industry in 2003 for a new range of counter-top electronic payment terminals for French company Ingenico International.

It was made from photopolymer using stereolithography rapid prototyping (SLA). Stereolithography uses data from a 3D computer model to build plastic parts or objects a layer at a time by tracing a laser beam on the surface of a vat of liquid photopolymer. This material quickly solidifies wherever the laser beam strikes the surface of the liquid. Once a layer is completely traced, it is lowered a small distance into the vat and the second layer is traced on top of the first. The self-adhesive property of the material causes the layers to bond to one another and eventually form a complete three dimensional object after many layers are formed.

There was a large team of people involved in the design process for this new range of terminals. The initial conceptual development was led by Richard Byers, creative manager. He created the concept sketches and life-like 3D renderings for the client to approve the design. A timber design model and prototypes using stereolithography rapid prototyping enabled the design to be tested in three dimensions. The engineering development team completed the design process of testing, tooling and implementing the product.

The terminals were a redesign of the Elite 700 series designed by Design+Industry in 1995. This new range of payment terminals (NPT2) have improved features over the earlier models, such as the magnetic swipe reader at the side of the terminal and design of the printer for easier loading.
Design and Industry Pty Ltd 2002-2003
Design and Industry Pty Ltd

Source

Gift of Design+Industry, 2006
19 January, 2006

Cite this Object

Prototype for electronic payment terminal by Design+Industry 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/357116>
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