Mobile Payment Terminal

MT281 / MTB281

Windows-based mobile payment terminal ideal for midsize and large merchants with support
for magnetic stripe cards, EMV chip and PIN, contactless payments, and fingerprint authentication.

Stringent security

MT281 is protected by top-of-the-line Stonewall Security™ that uses end-to-end encryption and is PCI PTS 3.x approved and EMV level 1 and 2 certified—ensuring that card data is always protected.

Multiple payment methods

MT281 supports magnetic stripe cards, smart cards with chip and PIN, and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, MasterCard PayPass, and VISA payWave. In addition, MT281 has an optional biometrics scanner that enables fingerprint authentication. Up to three SAM card slots enable use of multiple types of contactless cards.

Durable for the outdoors

MT281 incorporates Bluebird’s proprietary TankSmith™ technology and features a 1.2 m (4 ft.) drop specification and can operate in both extreme cold and heat.
In addition, MT281 has a waterproof keyboard and the display is protected against scratches and chips by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.

Wireless for mobile merchants

With support for Wi-Fi, cellular, and Bluetooth, MT280 is ideal for merchants on the move, and GPS enables location-based tracking of sales. Dual SIM cards provide full network coverage and minimize interruptions. MT281 can also be used with a wired Ethernet connection that is available through the charging cradle.

Developer friendly

Bluebird offers a software developer kit with a full set of APIs that simplifies the development of payment applications and provides ISVs a faster route to EMV deployment.


Dimensions 161 x 78 x 57 mm/6.3” x 3.1” x 2.3” (40 mm roll)
150 x 78 x 45 mm/5.9” x 3.1” x 1.8” (25 mm roll)
Weight 350 g (12 oz) with 25 mm paper roll
375 g (13 oz) with 40 mm paper roll
Display 26K Color, 320 x 240 pixels (optional touch), 2.8”/71mm
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
OS Windows CE 6.0
CPU ARM11 32-bit Security Processor
Memory Up to 128MB RAM/640MB ROM
Communication WPAN: Bluetooth 4.0 Class 1 or 2
WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
Satellite: AGPS
Wired: Ethernet or Dial-up (via cradle)
Supported payment types Mag stripe cards: Bi-directional, Triple track (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
Smartcards: EMV L1 and 2
Contactless: MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave,
NFC: MIFARE/Calypso/FeliCA
Security PCI PTS 3.x approved
EMV level 1 and 2 certified
Battery 1,500 mAh lithium-ion