The BBPOS Chipper Mini 2 device is nearing end-of-life for use with the CardPointe Mobile application and the Bolt Mobile SDKs. This device is being replaced by the ID TECH VP3300 mobile payment reader.
After January 1, 2020, you will no longer be able to order the Chipper Mini 2. You can continue to use your existing BBPOS devices after this date, however, only the VP3300 will be available for new or replacement device orders.
Migrating to the ID TECH VP3300
The VP3300 introduces support for EMV (chip) cards and support for contactless (NFC) payments is coming soon.
The following table describes the differences between the Chipper Mini 2 and VP3300:
|Feature||Chipper Mini 2||VP3300|
|Connectivity||Aux||Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)|
|Payment Types||Swipe (MSR)|
*Support for NFC is coming soon.
- Swipe (MSR)
- Chip (EMV)
- Contactless (NFC)*
- CardPointe Mobile
- Bolt Mobile SDKs
*Upgrade required - See below for details.
- CardPointe Mobile*
- Bolt Mobile SDKs*
CardPointe Mobile Users
The CardPointe Mobile application will continue to support the BBPOS Chipper Mini 2; however, the new version of CardPointe Mobile only supports EMV (chip) card transactions using the ID TECH VP3300 device.
Version 3.6 of the CardPointe Mobile app for iOS introduces support for the new CardPointe Mobile reader. See the CardPointe Mobile App User's Guide for more information on the updated app.
A new version of the CardPointe Mobile app for Android, with support for the new CardPointe Mobile device, is coming soon.
See the CardPointe Mobile Device User's Guide for more information on using the new device.
If you need to order new devices, you will no longer be able to order a BBPOS Chipper Mini 2; Only the ID TECH VP3300 will be available for new or replacement device orders.
Bolt Mobile SDK Users
New versions of the Bolt Mobile SDKs are available that add support for both the BBPOS Chipper Mini 2 and the ID TECH VP3300. To add support for the VP3300 and EMV payments to your mobile application, you'll need to download and integrate the Bolt Mobile SDKs.
See the Bolt Mobile SDK Developer Guide for more information on the new SDKs.
See the Bolt Mobile Device User's Guide for more information on using the device with your application.
To request a VP3300 test device, reach out to email@example.com.