Wincor Nixdorf introduces B2B marketplace for Android apps

Source: Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is extending and bundling its portfolio of solutions for processing cashless payment transactions. At Wincor World, the company will present a B2B marketplace for Android-based apps that retailers can use to manage their stores, enhance their sales and payment processes and provide value added services.

A multifunctional payment tablet is the enabling technology for this innovative software platform concept. The "Aevi" portfolio - an ecosystem of integrated solution components - represents the culmination of all Wincor Nixdorf's experience and know-how in the area of cashless payment transaction processing.

Recently, Wincor Nixdorf established a new business unit, Cashless Payment Solutions, to focus on the needs of the strongly growing cashless payment market. Its Aevi portfolio comprises three solution blocks: Aevi Pay, Aevi Money and Aevi Marketplace.

Aevi Pay delivers software and processing solutions for connecting EFTPOS devices that enable businesses to operate their payment landscape comprising terminals from different manufacturers. Aevi Pay is already being used by leading service station companies to process transactions. Wincor Nixdorf's solution for processing mobile payments is the white label wallet: Aevi Wallet. It is based on using QR codes, but is now also ready for the future's contactless NFC payments.

The solution Aevi Money covers the acquirer and issuer processing services, such as authorization, switching and routing of ATM transactions, including the operation of ATM networks. For this purpose, market leading software was integrated into Wincor Nixdorf's solution blueprint to enable the company to offer an end-to-end platform as a flexible managed services solution. Moreover, Wincor Nixdorf is addressing the needs of the emerging markets in mobile money applications through a solution that enables people who have mobile telephones but no bank accounts to use ATMs to top up their mobile wallets, withdraw cash, and transfer funds to bank accounts or to other mobile wallets.

Lastly, Wincor Nixdorf introduced its B2B app store-based software concept, the Aevi Marketplace. "Our goal is to build a platform for an integrated ecosystem and make applications available that enable a unique customer experience and can do more than just process payments," said, Miroslav Pekarek, Head of Cashless Payment Solutions. Examples include apps that retailers can use to re-order merchandise or that enable restaurant bills to be split easily.

In order to offer a variety of apps quickly, Wincor Nixdorf provides innovative software developers around the world with a software development kit, assumes responsibility for the quality and security of the apps, and ensures their distribution. Retailers or any other business customers can download the apps from the Aevi Marketplace platform onto "Albert" - a multifunctional, Android-based payment tablet and the first of its kind worldwide with an integrated card reader, receipt printer, and touchscreen module for encrypted PIN entry (Touch EPP). 

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