Verifone vx520

Verifone V520 Summary

Verifone vx520

VX 520

The Verifone V520 or VX 520 is a counter top credit card machine that’s built for the long haul. It does encryption, decryption and payment processing at high speeds. How does it work at high speeds? It’s fast because of its strong CPU processor and its memory. But the VX 520 is not only fast. There’s also NFC or near field communications. This lets your customer waive their smart phone near your VX 520 to give you their payment. So what does all this mean? This means you’ll get a tough credit card that works fast. If you need more speed from your credit card machine you can add memory. What’s more is that you’re also ready for NFC (Near Field Communications) payment instruments. What are these? These are things like Apple Pay. Let’s dig into more details.


Fast Processing:

Faster checkout speeds allow you to complete more transactions and get consumers on their way more quickly. If you have a line of customers you’ll appreciate the speed. Even if you don’t have a line of customers around the clock, you’ll appreciate how fast the transaction can be processed. Nobody likes to keep customers waiting.

Easy to Use:

The Countertop unit is designed for easy use and includes a backlit screen and keypad for all lighting situations. This makes it easy to see. Suppose you’re in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, art gallery or even a farmers market where there is dark lighting. Even in the dark the VX 520 will be backlit so that your customer can see the screen and how much they need to pay you. There are big buttons on the side so that the customer can easily enter their ping.

Ready for the Future:

EMV, NFC are enabled along with card swipe.
What’s more is that the device is nearly future proof. What’s this mean? Well right now there is a lot of talk about how credit cards have been added to Apple Pay, PayPal and other types of electronic wallets. You just want to take the payment without the hassle of learning all about Apple Pay. So don’t worry. The VX 520 is ready for you. There’s also options for loyalty and gift cards. So which ever way the payment industry goes you’ll be able to accept payments from your customers.



This can be an expensive device. Generally it will be $200 or less. You’ll want to shop around online to get the best deal. It will still run you over a $100. But you’ll get a credit card machine that you’ll have for a while. It’s really not worth renting the machine. It’s a little expensive but you’ll save money by not renting. But if your payment processor offers you a free VX 520 be sure to take them up on their offer. Also get free programming from your payment processor.

VeriFone VX 520 Specifications

Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 x 3.3 inches
Item Weight: 2.5 pounds
Item model number: M252-653-A3-NAA-3

VeriFone VX 520 Details

The VeriFone VX 520 is considered to be one of the fastest and most reliable terminals available. It offers easy-to-use features that you and your customers will find simple and easy. We’ve looked around and we see this terminal in many retail stores.  This is a countertop terminal that does not take up a lot of counter space. It takes chip credit cards (EMV) and also allows card swipes. It’s enabled for tap and pay payments such as Apple Pay and others. The buttons are big and sturdy for customers to use. The backlit screen display is readable and simple.

VeriFone VX 520 Features

EMV and contactless card functions make sure that you can accept a variety of cards and smart phone app payments.

High-speed Internet connection

It takes a high speed internet connection and this is what you want. This will help you complete a transaction faster and not keep customers waiting. It’s also got dial-up backup in case you lose your internet. This dial-up connection is also pretty fast. It serves as a great backup if your internet connection fails.

Easy-to-read White Backlit Display

Restaurants, bars, and even many other types of retail places may have low lighting for atmosphere.  It provides high visibility even in lower light conditions with a backlit screen display. The font sizes are big and appear in bold black colors on a white screen. This is the easiest color scheme for people to see the amount and what they need to pay.

Ergonomic Design with a Small Footprint

Counter space is crucial. This device takes up very little of it. You can put this in a small area.

PCI PED 2.0 security standard

PCI PED 2.0 is a PCI security standard. This exceeds industry requirements for customer data security.

500MB standard memory

The device has 500MB of memory already installed. This is a lot of memory but you can add more if you need to. Adding memory is easy. But you can call your payment processor for help if you need it.

Built-in printer

What’s great about this credit card machine is that it issues customer receipts without additional equipment. Quick-release, transparent printer paper door loads paper quickly and efficiently to keep transactions moving smoothly.


A full range of connectivity options, from dial to dial plus Ethernet, with an optional battery allows the VX 520 to go wherever you go. A uniquely designed communication port area underneath the device keeps countertops neat and free of clutter.