SELFBLUE. Google maps now available in the control panel of selfblue to display all the vending machines on a map

An update of SELFBLUE has been released with new features for vending operators.With this release, the “Map” item appears in the Control Panel menu, allowing you to view the vending machines on a Google map. Clicking on any machine you get the details of that machine’s configuration.To take full advantage of the map, the SELFBLUE…

SELFBLUE. The Italian Government’s initiatives to encourage the use of credit cards and digital payments

The Italian Government is launching a plan to push the Italian citizens to use more credit cards and digital payments. Beginning in 2020, citizens who will pay for goods and services with debit and credit cards will receive a proportional reimbursement of expenses.Peachwire, 4 years ago, has made its cashless payment solution available to the…

SELFBLUE. From September 13th to 15th 2019, the sustainability festival of Lecco (Italy), on the “water houses” of AqvaGold you can pay with Selfblue

AqvaGold, which manages over 200 water houses in Lombardy (Italy), adopts SELFBLUE as mobile payment system.The rollout begins on September 13th on the occasion of the Environment and Sustainability Festival which takes place until September 15th in Lecco (Italy).To facilitate users, AqvaGold has prepared a video tutorial on the use of SELFBLUE.

SELFBLUE. Updated the user app with SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) requirements for the safe use of cards

On September 14, 2019, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements will take effect in Europe. These new requirements are part of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations and mandate that additional authentication measures be performed on certain electronic transactions.SCA mandates that two-factor authentication be performed on electronic payment transactions involving cards. That means that for…

VENDING INDUSTRY. Just published the version 4.3 of MDB protocol to improve cashless transactions

NAMA (US vending industry association), with the contribution provided by the European Vending Association (EVA), announced today the release of the latest version of the Multi-Drop Bus (MDB) standards – Version 4.3.MDB Version 4.3 allows for a comprehensive treatment of cashless transactions across convenience services. Version 4.3 updates are explicitly aimed at cashless applications based…