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Monex Group and AIR-serv launch contactless-only payment at tire inflation and car vacuum machines


April 24, 2017
By Canadian Vending
New technology from Monex Group and Air-serv is the first in Canada to be fully PCI certified for tap-only transactions with support for Visa payWave, MasterCard Tap and Go, Interac Flash, and Apple Pay.

Toronto – At the NAMA show, Monex Group and AIR-serv announced the rollout of a contactless-only payment solution at more than 7,000 tire inflation and car vacuum machines located at gas stations in Canada.

The companies are teaming up on an innovative payment interface that eliminates the need for coin. Drivers can now pump their tires or vacuum their vehicles with the speed and convenience of secure payments that are as simple as a tap, Monex Group said in a news release. The new contactless payment acceptance technology is already installed in 550 locations between Ontario and Quebec, and is scheduled for full national deployment over 2017 and 2018.

Monex Group said the technology is the first of its kind in Canada as it is fully PCI certified for tap-only transactions with support for Visa payWave, MasterCard Tap and Go, Interac Flash, and Apple Pay. There is no need for coin, chip and pin, swipe, or insertion. Payments are instantaneous and effortless via contactless-enabled credit or debit cards, or a mobile device.

“This is a feature that we knew we had to have as fewer Canadians are carrying coin,” said Frank Merrill, executive vice-president at AIR-serv Canada, in the release. “Monex Group was the company that spearheaded the tap-only solution and got it approved. We’re seeing an increase in usage of the equipment, and in customer satisfaction level.”

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“We are thrilled to be able to partner with AIR-serv to successfully launch a groundbreaking contactless-only payment solution that meets their high standards for performance in extreme conditions and ultimately benefits their customers with a seamless purchasing experience,” said Ozzy Ersoy, Monex Group’s corporate relationship manager.

The technology is suited to unattended vending machine or kiosk operators as the shift away from cash and coin continues to accelerate, Monex Group said. Ruggedized weatherproof and indoor versions of terminals are available.

Monex Group is a leading provider of merchant services and integration of payment for unattended vending applications, and AIR-serv, the primary supplier of self-contained tire inflators and self-serve auto vacuums to the retail petroleum industry.