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Hypercom Equinox T4205 Review

Credit Card Machines

The Hypercom Equinox T4205 is an entry level space-saving all-in-one credit card terminal, printer, and PIN pad designed to take minimal space in crowded retail environments.

The full-featured terminal allows merchants to accept multiple payment types, including major credit and debit cards, gift cards, and EBT. Acceptable credit cards include Visa, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, JCB, and Diners’ Club.

Additionally, the T4205 can support electronic checks and contactless payment technology with optional peripheral devices. Dynamic currency conversion services are also available for merchants who want to allow international customers to pay in their own currency.

The Hypercom Equinox T4205 offers robust reporting that can be customized for your specific business management needs. Merchants can tailor reports to provide the information needed.

The T4205 is recommended for a variety of industries, including retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, automotive businesses, mail order businesses, and more. The terminal comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Extended warranties are also available.


The T4205 is PCI PED approved and utilizes Triple DES encryption. The terminal is also EMV Level I and Level II compliant. Additionally, card information on receipts is automatically shortened to protect cardholder data in print.


The Hypercom Equinox T4205 includes a number of features for convenience, including dial-up connectivity, connection for optional peripheral devices, a high-contrast backlit screen, durable PCI compliant keypad, convenient size, internal memory, and a built-in thermal printer.

Connectivity and Communication

The T4205 features dial-up connectivity with a V.34 modem, ensuring fast downloads and transaction processing. The terminal has ports for connecting optional peripheral devices for additional functions.

Display and Keypad

A 160 x 80 pixel green backlit LED display ensures ease of reading in many business environments and lighting conditions. The Hypercom Equinox T4205 features a water-resistant and splash-resistant 19-button keypad with 6 navigation buttons. The PIN pad is PCI compliant, ensuring that an external PIN pad isn’t necessary. An optional privacy shield can be added to protect customer’s PIN entry.


The compact T4205 measures 11.1" x 10.1" x 4.6" and weighs 2.3 pounds. The terminal can be handed over to customers easily for accepting PIN debit payments without an external PIN pad.


The T4205 includes 24MB of total memory, ensuring plenty of space for software upgrades or value-added functions. Memory includes 8MB of flash and 16MB of SD-RAM.


An integrated SureLoad thermal printer offers drop-in loading to help minimize paper jams. The fast 10 lines per second print speed ensures short wait times for customer receipts.


The Hypercom Equinox T4205 can support optional peripherals to increase the number of payment types that can be accepted. Supported peripherals include check imagers, EMV chip readers, and contactless readers.

Product Features


Credit Card Machines

  • Dial-Up
  • Dual/Comm
  • Wireless
  • Wifi
  • Contactless
  • EMV/ Smartcard
  • Built in Contactless Reader
  • NFC Capable
  • Internal PIN Pad
  • Store & Forward
  • Multiple merchant support
  • Multi application support
  • Encrypted

Hypercom Equinox T4205 Q&A

Dharma Merchant Services answer:

No, this terminal has reached its end-of-life date.

Hypercom Equinox T4205 Reviews ( 1)

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from CardFellow, on Jan 21, 2017

The T4205 is a great basic machine. Compact size saves counter space and it includes a built-in printer for receipts.

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