April 24, 2017

TNS Smart Network Inc. launches Interac FLASH payment solution for Canadian vending pperators

New solution expands customer convenience for unattended markets

TORONTO -- TNS Smart Network Inc. has announced a new comprehensive vending payment solution for the Canadian vending, kiosk and unattended markets. The new solution integrates Crane Payment Innovation’s (CPI) MEI Cashflow EasiChoice card reader and Apriva’s newly certified payment gateway interface for Interac Flash to TNS Smart Network Inc. This new solution set provides one easy-to-use, seamless payment acceptance platform for Canadian operators to enable an enhanced customer experience with increased convenience and security.

The unified solution specifically allows for contactless acceptance of all major card brands and payment forms including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Interac Flash enabling the use of secure chip card technology via TNS SmartVend. The MEI Cashflow EasiChoice card reader serves markets ranging from closed-loop environments like colleges, universities and corporate campus environments to self-service parking, kiosk and theater environments.

“The Canadian vending market is seeing explosive growth in contactless and mobile payment acceptance,” said Peter Zoumboulakis, VP Sales at TNS Smart Network, Inc. “TNS is proud to be the market leader with our SmartVend payment solution. SmartVend offers Canada’s vending and kiosk operators the ability to easily accept debit and credit card payments and to increase their sales by taking advantage of the consumer shift to mobile and contactless use.”

As Canada’s largest privately owned payment processor, TNS helps businesses complete their financial transactions by providing connectivity and processing solutions for ABMs and Point-of-Sale Terminals. Established in 1996, TNS makes it their mission to develop flexible payment solutions to the challenges facing financial institutions, vending and kiosk operators, ISO’s and retailers alike.

“Vending operators want all-in-one solutions that deliver payment acceptance with robust device management capabilities,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, SVP of sales and marketing communications at Apriva. “Apriva’s unattended payment solutions enable vending operators across Canada to integrate a secure payments acceptance device and a back-end processing solution to their vending machines, promoting 24/7/365 greater self-service capabilities and convenience for their consumers.”



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