Casio Computer Co. Ltd. plans to make available in February a handheld payment terminal designed for public employees who need to take card payments and provide printed receipts.

Called the IT-9000-GMC25E, the device provides a thermal printer, a reader designed for near-field communication devices and contactless radio-frequency identification tags, an imager for bar code scanning and a credit card magnetic stripe reader, Casio, of Tokyo, said in a press release Dec. 1.

The terminal scanner reads data on cards, tags and bar code symbols printed on labels and other materials, Casio said. The device accesses databases via a wireless wide area network and can issue tickets or receipts.

Casio plans to target public employees who issue parking tickets or receipts for public transportation as a niche market for the terminal, according to its press release.

Casio executives were not immediately available for further comment about the new terminal.

If the terminal is lost or stolen, an administrator over a wireless wide area network remotely can erase the data stored internally, Casio said.