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Cirque Corporation, the inventor and original developer of capacitive trackpad technology, continues to lead as the premier supplier of capacitive trackpads for the computer market. Cirque has expanded to offer specialized input solutions in markets like security, point of sale, industrial, automotive and more. 

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Cirque K3 Reference Design Granted PCI PTS 4.x Approval

Ethan Trump

Cirque’s PIN Entry Device reference design provides a proven platform for the rapid development of secure payment terminals.

Salt Lake City, Utah, June 28, 2016 – Cirque, the leader in secure capacitive touch, is pleased to announce PCI PTS 4.0 approval for the K3 Tower PED Reference Design.  The K3 Tower PED provides a complete platform for the rapid development of secure payment terminals. By jumpstarting their designs with the K3 platform, Point of Sale (POS) terminal developers can be confident they are building on a proven PCI certified foundation. 

The K3 Tower PED includes a sleek and reliable capacitive PIN pad powered by Cirque’s SecureSense™ technology, and a powerful Kinetis® K21F secure microcontroller from NXP. This hardware is combined with a reference firmware platform that includes pre-built modules for common payment functions such as AES and 3DES encryption and DUKPT key management. Firmware is provided as a source code project so that developers can customize the solution to their needs. 

Cirque’s SecureSense™ solution provides a unique method of capacitive sensing for touch input on keypads and touch screens. With SecureSense, sensitive data such as PIN numbers are protected from malicious bugs and attacks. SecureSense has a long track record of success in a wide variety of secure payment terminals for over 10 years. 

For a list of all certified PCI PTS devices, including the K3 Tower PED, visit the website of the PCI Security Standards Council at the following link: 

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/assessors_and_solutions/pin_transaction_devices

The K3 Tower PED is designed to function with NXP’s Tower System. This modular system allows engineers to mix and match hardware based on their development targets. Several other tower modules are available from NXP to support additional payment functions, such as EMV chip card readers and contactless NFC modules. For more information about the Tower System, visit: http://www.nxp.com/TOWER

“The payment market continues to be an area of innovation and growth, but it can sometimes be intimidating for new players” says Brian Monson, Chief Operating Officer at Cirque. “The K3 tower platform removes a lot of work and risk, and allows our customers to focus on the innovation they do best.”

About Cirque Corporation
Cirque Corporation is the original developer of capacitive sensing technology and continues to function as a market leader in a variety or markets such as notebook computers, industrial, medical and consumer electronics. To learn more about Cirque’s wide range of capacitive touch solutions, visit http://www.cirque.com.  For more about Cirque’s innovative input solutions for the payment industry, visit us at http://www.cirque.com/secure-solutions, or contact us. 

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP is one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies and provides advanced solutions for a variety of markets including payment and secure terminals. For more information about NXP, visit: http://www.nxp.com

Cirque, SecureSense and all associated logos are trademarks of Cirque Corporation.

Kinetis and K21F are trademarks of NXP Semiconductors.

Cirque’s PIN Entry Device reference design provides a proven platform for the rapid development of secure payment terminals. 

 

Cirque’s GlidePoint® TM040040 Shipping in Valve Steam Controller

Steven Baker

Salt Lake City, Utah, January 25, 2016 – Cirque Corporation, the original developer of capacitive sensing technology, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Alps Electric Co., Ltd., today announced their GlidePoint TM040040 gaming trackpad is shipping in Valve Corporation’s Steam Controller. 

The TM040040 is an advanced touch solution that is designed specifically for gaming.  Based on Cirque’s GlidePoint touch technology, the high-resolution control of the TM040040 provides an intuitive and precise method for game control. “As video games continue to advance in complexity, we are seeing a need for more customizable and higher precision input methods that still maintain a natural feel,” said Nathan Coy, Global Sales Manager at Cirque. “With the Steam Controller, Valve has accomplished this using TM040040 gaming trackpads.”

Using Valve’s Steam Hardware, users can play their favorite Steam games from the comfort of their living room. Valve has worked with industry partners to create Steam Machines that are controlled using Valve’s Steam Controllers. To recreate the keyboard and mouse experience used in PC gaming, Valve created the Steam Controller, which gives gamers an innovative input experience. With the Steam Controller’s dual trackpad solution, based on Cirque’s TM040040, users are offered unparalleled customization and high precision control.

Visit www.cirque.com to learn more about the GlidePoint TM040040 trackpad. Visit www.valvesoftware.com to learn more about Valve and the Steam Controller.

About Cirque Corporation
Cirque Corporation is the original developer of capacitive sensing technology and continues to function as a market leader in a variety of markets such as gaming hardware, PC input devices, and secure payment solutions. To learn more about Cirque’s wide range of capacitive touch solutions, visit www.cirque.com.

Cirque, GlidePoint, and all associated logos are trademarks of Cirque Corporation. Alps is a trademark of Alps Electric Co., Ltd.  All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.

Cirque Introduces the GlidePoint® TM040040 Touch Sensor for Game Controllers

Steven Baker

Salt Lake City, Utah, October 7, 2015 – Cirque Corporation, the original developer of capacitive sensing technology, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Alps Electric Co., Ltd., announces the availability of their GlidePoint TM0400040 sensor as part of their product portfolio for gaming solutions. Designed specifically for game controllers, the TM040040 is a replacement for a traditional analog stick.

The TM040040 is based on Cirque’s proven GlidePoint Gen 4 touch technology. Gen 4 is a proprietary image sensing technology that reports high-resolution touch data and detects even the slightest finger movement on the sensor. This technology has been specially tuned for Cirque gaming products to provide players the next generation of game control. 

The sensor is designed to use GlidePoint Integrated Touch™ technology. Touch is detected on the sensor using Cirque’s IC. Touch processing is then performed by custom GlidePoint firmware embedded in the host system. Integrated Touch is a cost effective solution that provides the most responsive gaming experience. 

 “From PC to virtual reality game controllers, a trend in the gaming market is for more intuitive and customizable controls,” said Steven Baker, Marketing Manager of GlidePoint Solutions. “The TM040040 sensor offers an innovative input experience that is intuitive and natural for players during game interaction. The precision movement that touch provides brings a whole new level of control to gaming.”

The circular shape of the TM040040 is an ideal fit for game controllers. The sensor is a highly versatile solution that enables many enhanced input options. In addition to being used as an analog stick replacement, the sensor can be used as a mouse or divided into zones for customizable keyboard macros.

The TM040040’s sensor design and firmware are robust and easily scalable. For customers requiring a custom designed circle sensor, Cirque can quickly provide engineering samples. Cirque’s collaborative engineering support will enable a successful integration of this solution. 

For more information about and to order samples of the TM040040 gaming sensor, visit http://www.cirque.com/glidepoint-tm040040.

About Cirque Corporation
Cirque Corporation is the original developer of capacitive sensing technology and continues to function as a market leader in a variety of markets such as gaming hardware, PC input devices, and secure payment solutions. To learn more about Cirque’s wide range of capacitive touch solutions, visit http://www.cirque.com.

Cirque, GlidePoint, and all associated logos are trademarks of Cirque Corporation. Alps is a trademark of Alps Electric Co., Ltd.