An attended point of sale refers to all scenarios in which the card reader must be operated or supervised by the user. A distinction is made between areas of application for mobile, stationary and cash register-integrated card readers.
In most cases, an unattended point of sale is a vending machine that dispenses all kinds of goods. These can be e.g. drinks, tickets but also petrol and electricity for refuelling or charging cars. Vending terminals differ in the following configurations: Modular Solution, All-In-One Terminal or Contactless-Only.
For vending terminals, a so-called integration must first be carried out. Here, the technical requirements for communication between the vending machine and card reader are checked and implemented accordingly. PayTec offers extensive support for integration and has many years of experience in all sectors.