Mounting-U is our ADA Compliance Stands and Mounting Consulting and Education. We too offer inspection for the compliance mounting needs for businesses.  While even the existing ADA and 508 (ICT) regulation has been in place since around 2010 and the same with PCI-PTS (POI) compliance which is based on ISO 9564 PIN Security and Shoulder Surfing, it is Taylor POS who put a mounting technology together into a ture ADA compliance form. 

We strongly recommend to not purchase stands or mounts that claim (helpful) for ADA compliance or ADA compliant unless it has the combination of the U-Shape Pull-handle and Dismount. Any other does not meet the requirements. If you see another stand or mount manufacturer brand or merchant using a U shape Pull handle and/or Release/dismount that is not the Taylor POS brand, please contact us so we can address whoever it is infringing on our patent. 

So what has been in the *existing regulations? 

  • *ADA 309 – Operable Parts – (The use of the U-Shape Pull-handle).  
  • *ADA 309.4 Operation –  One-Hand Operable, No twisting of the wrist, no pinching, no grasping and had less that 5 LBf pull/tug force. 
  • Dismount.  Dismount is a form of release but must be combined with the U-Shape Pull-Handle. (upcoming in new amended rule). (eta: 2022)
  • *Reach and Range: The range for unobstructed reaches (15″ to 48″) applies only to those portions of elements that are operable. 
  • PCI-PTS (POI) is the Payment Card Industry (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover, JBC) requires the ability to PIN shield using hands or body. 
  • ISO 9564-1-2017  The PIN entry device should be designed or installed so as to prevent other people from observing the PIN as it is entered.

Additional information and focus on PIN Entry Security via ISO 9564-1

PIN entry

Personal identification number or PIN for short, -in short:  An attacker can obtain the PIN either by directly looking over the victim’s shoulder or by recording the whole PIN Entry process. On items such as mobile tablets. Ipads with glass, glossy screens, the user could leave smudges on the screen, revealing a PIN. 

Some highly advanced attacks use thermal cameras to see the thermal signature of the PIN entered. 

Thermal attacks take advantage of heat fingerprints remaining on keys after the authenticating person is done entering the secret. So, various shoulder surfing resistant PIN entry methodologies are used to make the authentication process secure. Examples include PIN pads with covers to protect the privacy of the user, a system implemented at most ATMs. Another example used in ATMs and some entry systems is that of the use of metal PIN pads, making thermal camera attacks nearly impossible due to their material, shielding, reflectivity or internal heating. The transfer of heat through wiping with warm objects or hands is found effective to counter thermal attacks in experiments.

No matter the Device if it has a POS or POS/PIN Terminal,  -Countetrop, Kiosk, ATM, ITM etc, those who use wheelchairs and little people and others are required the same access and privacy like everyone else.  The Taylor POS has true universal mounts and stands that meets the requirements by law and PCI compliance.

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