Swissbit TSE Solutions for all Applications


According to new statutory regulations of the tax authorities, all new electronic and existing PC-based POS systems in Germany must be able to be equipped with a certified technical security device (TSE) from January 1, 2020 and a legally compliant conversion of their POS systems must be implemented by March 31, 2021.

Our solution

Swissbit a complete provider of tamper-proof recording solutions for POS data in accordance with the German Cash Security Ordinance (KassenSichV). Whether single devices, networked POS systems in a LAN or online-capable POS systems with a cloud connection, Swissbit provides an easy-to-integrate, flexible and secure TSE connection for all scenarios.
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Swissbit TSE Solutions

POS manufacturers receive convenient and standardized interfaces for local and cloud-based POS systems, which allows them to easily switch between the technologies as needed. Swissbit also offers businesses an interface to the DATEV fiscalization platform MeinFiskal, which amongst other great benefits, offers an intuitive POS-data archiving and checking feature and provides businesses with access to an ideal fiscal services package.

Standalone- and LAN solution

Swissbit was the first manufacturer to receive TSE certification for storage solutions in Germany. With USB sticks, SD and microSD cards from Swissbit, almost every modern POS system can be retrofitted to meet the requirements of the German Cash Security Ordinance.

An optional LAN solution enables the efficient retrofitting of networked POS systems. In this way, devices in different locations, such as PC cash registers or tablets, can be easily retrofitted to be legally compliant without any further hardware intervention at the individual cash registers. In addition to the secure fiscal memory where the automatically signed transactions are stored, the Swissbit TSE memory solutions offer a user memory that can be freely used by POS equipment manufacturers.

The core of the certified Swissbit TSE is a durable, industrial flash memory with signature certificate in accordance with TR-03145 and the Common Criteria (CC) certified security modules BSI-PP-SMAERS and BSI-PP-CSP.

Swissbit TSE in Detail

  • TSE (according to BSI TR-03153) in three variants with 8 GB flash memory - without adapters for maximum reliability: microSD, SD and USB
  • Encryption: 384 bit - more than specified by the BSI and therefore future-proof
  • Validity of the signature certificate: 5 or 7 years + 6 months for warehouse / logistics
  • Processing time (signature and storage): less than 250 ms
  • Lifetime: guaranteed 20 million signatures
  • Data retention (with non-powered storage): 10 years
  • Optional: secure remote connection to fiscalization platform from Datev & T-Systems possible

LAN solution in Detail

  • TSE package for LAN solution in connection with the purchase of USB TSEs through our sales partners Gastro-MIS, Jarltech or Partner Tech
  • LAN Connector Software (.exe) for provider of cash systems with a one-time fee per location
  • Suitable for up to 5 POS systems per USB TSE (factor 5: 1 and free assignment of the POS systems to USB TSE possible)
  • Easy connection of additional cash registers possible (only limited by the number of USB ports in the server)
  • Multiple TSEs can run in parallel

Swissbit TSE

The Swissbit TSE combines the "Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP)" and the application "Security Module Application for Electronic Record-keeping Systems" (SMAERS) with the certificates and the storage medium.

8GB of NAND storage is available for both secure fiscal storage for signing fiscal transactions, and free-user storage. The latter can be used by the system for other tasks.

The digital interface handles the capture of transactions, the secure export of fiscal data and the administration of the TSE.

Cash register manufacturers can easily integrate the Swissbit TSE solution into their POS systems. In addition to the TSE, Swissbit also provides an SDK (Software Development Kit), drivers and support for Windows, Linux, Android and embedded systems. The Swissbit TSE is connected via the USB, SD or microSD interface.

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Swissbit Cloud-TSE: simple, flexible and secure

The Swissbit Cloud TSE is particularly suitable for companies wishing to connect their POS systems to the cloud now or in the future. With the use of cloud cash registers supported for the first time, companies with a centralized infrastructure and numerous cash registers or branches, such as large retail chains, supermarkets, pharmacies and businesses in the catering & hospitality sector, can also benefit significantly from this cloud-connected proposition.

The certified Swissbit Cloud TSE uses in addition to the “Swissbit Cloud TSE Connector”, including the local SMAERS component (Security Module Application for Electronic Record-keeping Systems), also a central web service with a signature service including key management, certified as a Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP), on which configuration and monitoring is carried out. The local component does not require any hardware and runs either directly on the cash register or from the branch back-office. The local component also handles secure communication with the web service in the cloud.

Swissbit Cloud TSE in Detail

  • Central web service including CSP (Cryptographic Service Provider)
  • Local software components (Swissbit Cloud TSE connector) including SMAERS (Secure Application for Electronic Record Keeping Systems) on the cash register or central computer in the store
  • Connection to the fiscalization platform “MeinFiskal” from DATEV
  • Central configuration and central monitoring
  • Legally compliant operation in the event of a temporary loss of the online connection
  • Certified security of the communication interface between the local component (SMAERS) and the CSP components in the cloud
  • Full data control over fiscal data in the cloud
  • Reliable cloud hosting in Germany

Your benefits

  • Easy to integrate into existing and new POS systems
  • Flexible and scalable: available as a single device, LAN solution and cloud solution and easily scalable. Easy switching between technologies possible.
  • Secure: reliable and 100% secure certified Swissbit TSE as microSD, SD and USB for the best protection of fiscal data as well as a cloud solution with the highest security standards.
  • Fiscal services: connection to the fiscalization platform MeinFiskal of DATEV with further additional services

Why Swissbit ?

  • Competent and trustworthy partner: more than 20 years of experience with sophisticated storage and security solutions in the industrial market with „Made in Germany“ products.
  • Field-tested solutions: more than 3 years' field-tested fiscal solutions for the POS market in France and other countries
  • The solution for every application: from a single device to a LAN solution to a cloud solution, Swissbit offers the best solution for every customer.

Where to buy

If you would like to order the Swissbit TSE or have technical questions about your Swissbit TSE, then contact our sales and support partners.
Tel +49 (89) 898 7869-200
+49 (0) 800 JARLTECH
+49 (0) 800 52758324
+49 (40) 450635199


If you would like to know more about how we can help you with our Swissbit TSE for the legally compliant solution for the fiscal market in Germany, then just contact us:

Phone:  +49 (30) 936 954 400