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20.04.2020

Contactless Payment reduces infection risk

The current corona pandemic is leading to stricter hygiene regulations worldwide. Contactless payment solutions significantly reduce the risk of infection during the payment process.

 The novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces for several days and can be passed on by touching contaminated surfaces. Even though most transmissions occur via droplet infection, countries around the world are calling for stricter hygiene measures. Whether in the supermarket, multi-story car park, at ticket or vending machines, contactless terminals allow payment processes to be carried out completely hygienically and without touching. This slows down the spread of the virus and interrupts chains of infection.

cVEND payment terminals ensure more hygienic conditions

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially recommends the use of contactless methods wherever possible. With numerous products of the cVEND terminal family, FEIG ELECTRONIC facilitates contactless payment via girocard, credit and debit card, as well as NFC-enabled smartphones. The payment terminals cVEND plug and cVEND box/box+ are designed for use at the point of sale and are especially suitable for vending machines in the areas of vending and ticketing.

Limit for payments without PIN entry raised to 50 euros and more

To avoid the need to enter a PIN even for larger amounts, the credit card brands such as Mastercard, American Express or VISA have increased the contactless payment limit from 25 to 50 Euro and above to ensure more hygienic conditions during the payment process. Multiple domestic payment schemas like the German banking industry is also allow contactless payment up to similar amounts.

Convenient payment with your own smartphone

Even higher amounts can be paid without contact using a smartphone. cVEND terminals also support mobile NFC wallets such as Apple Pay or Google Pay. In these cases, no PIN entry is required at the terminal for payments above the contactless limit. The user simply identifies him/herself to the terminal via smartphone using either a fingerprint or a PIN.

In this way, contactless payment terminals such as cVEND actively reduce the risk of infection and contribute to supporting compliance with hygiene measures in public spaces. Thanks to the latest PCI PTS and EMVCo certifications, the payment process is not only contactless and convenient, but also extremely secure.

 

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