Hypercom Corp. said Monday that more than 450 C&A Mode KG fashion retail stores in Germany plan to deploy 2,700 of its Artema Hybrid point of sale terminals.

From a single card swipe, the devices can detect whether a consumer is initiating a transaction with a chip card or a magnetic stripe card, Hypercom said. This technology can help reduce confusion because a cashier does not have to determine which payment technology the card supports, it said. The price of the deal was not disclosed.

Montrada GmbH, a payment services company in Germany, is installing the devices and should finish the process "shortly," Hypercom, of Scottsdale, Ariz., said.

Hypercom also announced that its SmartPayments Wynid service, which retailers use to manage their transactions, complies with the Payment Card Industry data security standard.

Hypercom said more than 120,000 point of sale devices connect to its Wynid service.

Separately, the French terminal maker Ingenico SA said Dec. 3 that VisaNet Peru will replace approximately 9,000 Ingenico PINPad i3070 devices with the company's recently launched PINPad iPP320 device. Ingenico stopped production of the i3070 this summer.