Engineering the ViVOPay reader   30 March 2015, by Ste

M6 Toll

Do you ever fly through the M6 Toll gate with your contactless payment card and think, "What was that charming little card reader back there that made this all so easy"? ... No? Maybe it's just us then. Either way, that's how Village Software first discovered the ViVOpay Kiosk II. It's a powerful little device, capable of taking payments as well as gritty data transmission with all sorts of customer media. From the user guide:

"The ViVOpay Kiosk II is a compact stand-alone contactless reader designed to support contactless transactions based on ISO 14443 Type A/Type B/MiFare compatible cards, fobs and tags as well as NFC phones."
User Guide writer person

The ViVO has become a critical component in a whole host of our TVM (Ticket Vending Machine) and Kiosk solutions. We engineered our own tools to communicate using the device's particular protocol, and now we can make it do anything. Currently, we use it to read and update customer media (smart cards) and are working on using it to take payments too. Plus it lights up and beeps. That's a personal favourite.

Vivo tool

We can integrate our ViVOpay code into practically any line of business situation, but it has a clear calling to the world of ITSO. The ViVOpay reader is a tremendous fit for collection, validation, fulfilment and retail. It's fast, it's reliable, and we can even hook it up to Windows CE to run on limited hardware.

When it comes to this device, we've been there, done that, and actually, I'm still finalising the T-shirt design. But if you need a team who have experience with its protocol and capabilities, you could probably save yourself a lot of time by getting in touch. We're thinkingahead@villagesoftware.co.uk. Tap in!

M6 Toll Image: John Barrett [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons