Ingenico Group, Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Vodafone have collaborated to revolutionise payment terminal connectivity leveraging Ingenico’s Connectivity/Manager.
The new connectivity management solution uses OT's eUICC and remote subscription management solution, Ingenico's smart terminals, as well as Vodafone's global IoT communications platform, and eliminates all logistic limitations toward SIM management.
The new platform will enhance operational efficiency, and also improve merchants’ experience with better connectivity and ready-to-use payment terminal, thereby enabling both the remote installation and management of operator profiles.
The new technology will offer matchless quality of service and increase opportunities for acquirers & estate owners around the globe, according to OT.
OT managing director of the connected device makers activity Pierre Barrial said: “Our solution will also simplify the worldwide distribution of the POS and enable Ingenico to deliver an improved connectivity service to acquirers and merchants thanks to primary connectivity and back-up subscriptions hosted in the same eUICC. This will increase the transaction success rate by avoiding transaction failures related to temporary loss of connectivity.”
Ingenico Group executive vice president for smart terminals Jacques Guerin said: “This solution will dramatically change the way terminals estate owners manage connectivity. Nowadays, ensuring a merchant’s payment terminal is operational accounts for up to 17% of the overall terminal TCO.
“With this new solution, the payment terminal will embed a SIM that can be set and updated over-the-air. Thus estates will be managed more efficiently. Field services around SIM card logistics will become redundant, which will save estate owners time and costs while simplifying merchants’ set-up.”