Contactless Payments for Vending.

UPGRAGE YOUR EXISTING MACHINES TO CONTACTLESS

AND INCREASE PROFITS

Offer the most secure and convenient way to pay at your vending machines. Your customers have a greater chance of having a card in their pocket than change. Contactless cards are easy to use with just a tap on the reader. This is secure and convenient for operators too, with sales revenue going straight to your bank account.


CONTACTLESS FOR VENDING.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your vending machine is the beginning of the transaction journey. It instructs the contactless reader to start a transaction – this can be either directly or through our telemetry terminal box or through MDB and Pulse protocols. As the customer taps their card, the cardholder data is read and encrypted by the reader, which then passes it securely to an online back office. The back office redirects the transaction to your chosen payment gateway. The gateway takes care of the cardholder account checks and responds with an Accept or Decline message. This response is sent back up the chain to the reader and your vending machine.


INTEGRATE WITH MACHINES
OLD AND NEW.

Whether you are refitting an existing machine or specifying new, the flexible approach from Gemini 2000 ensures your project is feasible from the start with unparalleled support and understanding. It’s not just the contactless reader we supply, but the support peripherals to provide a unified approach to the payment process.

HARDWARE MODULES

The Crypto contactless reader is the client-facing hardware module that reads bank cards, quickly and securely. It is available in a variety of easy-to-mount casings, featuring a bright OLED display to show the transaction status.

A software API is available to interface the card reader within your vending machine terminal. Alternatively, take advantage of Gemini 2000’s own telemetry terminal box to build a stand-alone off-the-shelf payment system. The telemetry terminal facilitates the contactless card reader and provides connectivity to the banking system, using WiFi, 4G or LAN. It contains the business logic for, and interfaces with, the vending machine to perform and confirm transactions.

The Pulse/MDB board is a versatile communication add-on to the terminal that is compliant with the vending industry standard Pulse and Multi-Drop Bus (MDB) protocols.

Connected together or employed separately, the reader, telemetry terminal and Pulse/MDB board offer convenient options for contactless payment at your vending machine. They are easy to mount, wire and commission in the field.

Accept the contactless card, dispense the product, get paid. Simple.


INTEGRATION OPTIONS

One size does not fit all. We offer a flexible approach that allows you to pick & mix from our hardware and software modules. This helps deliver a solution tailored to your project, while adhering to certification requirements. See our three integration options.

READER ONLY READER + TELEMETRY COMPLETE SOLUTION
(from our partners)
What is on offer? Get only the reader and integrate with your Linux, Windows or Android telemetry terminal. Get the reader and telemetry terminal bundle, and connect to your POS. Hardware and software bundle that is ready to accept payments out-of-the-box.
Certification Reader comes Level 1 and 2 certified. You obtain Level 3. Reader comes Level 1 and 2 certified. You obtain Level 3. Pre-certified to EMV Level 1, 2 and 3.
Ease of POS integration Detailed EMV expertise required to integrate our low-level SDK. Some EMV expertise required to connect our telemetry terminal to your POS. Easy-to-use API to connect to your POS.
Ease of banking integration You develop the banking relationships and integration. You develop the banking relationships and integration. Banking relationship already set up.
Typical time to deployment 6 to 12 months 3 to 6 months 1 week
Flexibility The entire system is under your control. Most of the system is under your control. You adopt the supplier`s approach, though customisations are often possible.
Cost Low. Medium. Some upfront cost, low ongoing charge.

THE BENEFITS OF CONTACTLESS

The majority of banking debit and credit cards already have the contactless symbol and are thus contactless ready. Gemini 2000 contactless card readers are EMV approved in order to guarantee a safe secure contactless payment experience. In many cases there is an expectation of contactless availability and you would not want to miss out on customer fulfilment with the associated financial benefit.


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