Countertop Payment Terminal


The next-generation countertop payment terminal combines sleek, modern design with speed
and the highest security to keep data safe and lines moving.

Support for all payment types

CT281 accepts any payment type, including magnetic cards, chip and PIN smart cards, and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, MasterCard PayPass, and VISA payWave.
CT281 is protected by best-in-class Stonewall Security™ that uses end-to-end encryption, and it is PCI PTS 3.x approved and EMV level 1 and 2 certified—ensuring that card data is always kept safe and secure payments even if the communication is cut off.

Durable design

CT281 is designed to withstand the daily wear and tear and incorporates Bluebird’s proprietary TankSmith™ technology with a 1.2-meter (3ft 11in) drop specification that protects it from tumbles and falls

Always Connected

Multiple connectivity options, including WWAN, WLAN, and Bluetooth, make sure you can stay connected and accept payments wherever your business takes you.

Easy to use with multimedia support

The intuitive user interface makes CT281 easy to operate and the 2.8-inch color display and audio feature enable multimedia-based customer interaction such as promotions and branding messages.

Developer friendly

Bluebird offers a software developer kit (SDK), which has a full set of APIs that simplifies the development of payment applications, providing a faster route to EMV compliant deployment.


Dimensions 184 x 86 x 63 mm/7.2 x 3.4 x 2.5 in
Weight 427 g (15oz)
Display 2.8-inch QVGA, (320 x 240 pixels)
OS Windows CE 6.0
CPU ARM9 32-bit Processor
Memory 256MB (128MB of Flash, 128MB of DDR2 SDRAM) standard,
can exceed up to 640 MB
Communication WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Class II
WPAN: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Class I or II (Optional)
WLAN: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Optional)
WWAN: GSM/GPRS (Optional)
Payment options Magnetic stripe cards: Bi-directional, Triple track (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
Smartcards: EMV L1 & L2
EMV Contactlesss Level 1
MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave
All Types Supported - MIFARE/CALYPSO/ETC
Security PCI PTS 3.x approved
EMV level 1 and 2 certified