The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has revealed Version 2 of its Electronic Payment Specification (EPS).

The EVA EPS defines a minimal set of necessities to be adopted through merchandising machines and digital cost methods to make sure mutual compatibility.

Both {hardware} and instrument/communique specs have been lined within the preliminary model in addition to this complete replace. The EVA EPS additionally features a acquire procedure which is user-friendly and in line with that skilled through shoppers the usage of different cost strategies, and terminal producers too can follow for an EPS compliance code for his or her cost terminals with a view to show they apply the usual.

The new Version 2 is composed of 2 distinct volumes, with one that specialize in the mechanical necessities for becoming terminals to merchandising machines and the opposite quantity on vending-specific communique protocols. The cut up is designed to permit identical industries to make use of, undertake and enforce the mechanical dimensions, whilst but giving the liberty to select and resolve which protocol(s) are best possible utilized in that exact business.

The replace used to be remodeled the previous couple of years due to the paintings, enter and contributions from individuals of the EVA Electronic Payment Committee, made up essentially of cost methods suppliers and device producers.

Jürgen Göbel, member of the EVA govt committee representing cost methods and merchandising answers is satisfied that the brand new EPS is extra customer-centric and that its adoption at merchandising machines will building up using financial institution and bank cards in our sector.

“The strong usage of NFC and contactless cards as well as mobile wallets in retail will also lead into a significant growth of cashless payment in vending. The mutual compatibility of electronic payment systems and vending machines reduces the cost of integration,” he mentioned.

Mihai Ungureanu, founder and CEO of the Romanian merchandising operator OFresh and EVA govt committee member defined: “As an operator we find the EPS extremely useful to our business. It means that I effectively have a guidebook on how to implement electronic payments in vending machines and the EPS has undoubtedly helped the growth of cashless in our industry. This new version brings added clarity and an ease of understanding for all users, through new explanations, recommendations and a greater recognition of newer payment methodologies.”

The new EPS can also be downloaded at no cost from the EVA web page (after registration), and supersedes Version 1: