Unattended is a massive opportunity for eftpos, with a potential for tens of millions of extra transactions per year for eftpos. And we are making progress.
Last week, our testing partner UL performed interoperability testing on some unattended acceptance device from a leading unattended device vendor and Merchant Aggregator. The company has also recently developed an eftpos acceptance and least cost routing capability, which it is incorporating into the next major release of its device software platform.
The testing – which we offered as part of our retainer arrangement with UL – proved invaluable. Although most test cases worked as expected, there was a small degree of variability in how the routing capability performed on two Issuers’ cards. This was due to a Vendor / Acquirer side issue and is being addressed.