Software buyout integrates PC and Eftpos

Eftpos company Eftpos New Zealand is now offering software which simplifies the integration of PC-based point of sale systems with Eftpos systems.

Eftpos company Eftpos New Zealand is now offering software which simplifies the integration of PC-based point of sale systems with Eftpos systems.

Eftpos New Zealand, which was bought by the ANZ last month, distributes Eftpos hardware and develops. It purchased PC Eftpos from Auckland-based e-commerce company, Direct Payment Solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Eftpos New Zealand product manager David West says currently more than 80% of retailers use stand-alone Eftpos systems and traditionally only large retail chains have had access to this technology.

“This allows us to firewall the Eftpos application and, using ActiveX, makes it very easy to integrate it into all Windows-based POS systems.”

With PC Eftpos, the point of sale system sends the amount of the transaction to the Eftpos terminal, eliminating keying errors which Eftpos New Zealand estimates occur in about 5% of transactions on stand-alone Eftpos terminals.

It also has the ability to run multiple Eftpos terminals from a single telephone line.

The application is already used by large retail chains such as the Automobile Association, Hallensteins, AMCAL, Resenes and Michael Hill Jewellers. At the AA, all Eftpos traffic is consolidated to run over their VPN reducing the need for a dedicated Eftpos line at each site.

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