©European Vending & Coffee Service Association
The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published an updated version of its Electronic Payment Specification (EPS) guidelines.
The EPS guidelines define a minimum set of requirements to be followed by vending machines and electronic payment systems to ensure mutual compatibility. Both hardware and software/communication specifications were covered in the initial version and in this update.
According to the EVA, the new Version 2 consists of two distinct volumes, with one focusing on the mechanical requirements for fitting terminals to vending machines, and the other volume on vending-specific communication protocols.
The split is designed to allow similar industries to use, adopt and implement the mechanical dimensions while giving the freedom to choose and determine which protocols are best used in that particular industry.
Jürgen Göbel, member of the EVA Executive Committee representing payment systems & vending solutions, said: “The strong usage of NFC and contactless cards, as well as mobile wallets in retail, will also lead to significant growth of cashless payment in vending.
“The mutual compatibility of electronic payment systems and vending machines reduces the cost of integration.”
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