Intercard is to exhibit at next week’s DEAL show in Dubai, UAE, with the iQ Reader making its Middle East debut.


Intercard’s CEO Scott Sherrod, who will be at the show, said: “The increasing acceptance of the QR code worldwide prompted us to introduce our iQ readers and kiosks that read QR codes, setting the new standard for unattended amusement centre payment technology.”

The iQ reader can scan customer presented QR codes for payment and redemption point collection. This will enable customers to use mobile devices or printed receipts instead of play cards to active games, reducing costs for route operators and owners of unattended arcades.

Alberto Borrero, senior vice-president of international sales, who will also be at DEAL, said: “Intercard has been leading the way with cashless technology in the Middle East since Encounter Zone, the first FEC in the region, opened in Wafi Mall in Dubai more than 20 years ago.

“Encounter Zone featured the region’s first debit card system, and Intercard’s continued innovations and renowned customer service have made its technology the most used in the market.”