CASHLESS PAYMENT

The world’s most advanced and secure Cashless Payment solution delivers a heightened guest experience of extreme convenience and fast transactions using RFID wristbands as a digital wallet. Event organizers gain complete control and transparency with real-time data reporting and actionable insight.

HOW CASHLESS PAYMENT WORKS?
* TOP-UP CASHLESS ACCOUNT
* TAP WRISTBAND TO PURCHASE
* GET POST-EVENT REFUND

KEY FEATURES
With a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, our proprietary Cashless Payment solution offers the most advanced features to suit any type of event. Some of the key features include:
* Closed-loop, server-connected system with multiple backups, ensuring maximum up-time without payment interruptions
* Multiple topping-up methods (online, automatic, mobile app, on-site top-up stations)
* EAL3+ Common Criteria Certified (bank grade security)
* Bonus incentives, promotional coupons, product add-ons
* Age verification and restricted bar options
* Staff catering management
* Merchant and payment gateway management services
* Fast and simple vendor reconciliation
* Real-time digital reports and full transaction records
* Post-event refund management and customer support

OPP IOT provides event management tips and coaching to event organizers to optimize all Cashless Payment operations including marketing communications, wristband fulfillment, event site planning, ticket swap, top-up, customer service, staff and vendor training and more. Contact us for additional features not listed here.

Plastic cards with RFID

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the use of an RFID tag applied to a transponder for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves with no physical contact necessary. A serial number that identifies a person, and perhaps other information, is stored on a microchip that is attached to an antenna (the chip and the antenna together are called an RFID transponder or an RFID tag).The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information to a reader. The transponder can be placed in a key fob, a bracelet or card holder for contactless access, the most common carrier of RFID transponders is however still plastic cards.

Plastic cards with chip, called chip cards or smart cards, can be equipped with different types of chips. EM and Mifare are two types of chips within the RFID technology, but smart cards can also be equipped with a contact chip, which is the visible chip on the card. Contact chip require contact with a reader for information, which the RFID chips doesn´t. On the smart cards it is also common to have a magnetic strip for access and registration usage.

Plastic cards

It might look like a simple, blank piece of plastic, but there are various types of cards on the market. For instance, access control cards are used to enter premises or restricted areas and are usually associated with magstripe or chip cards, with or without photo. Chip cards, with its embedded integrated circuit, offers memory and micro processing capabilities and are suitable for computer login and network security among other things.

With a nice design cards can also become a way to spread a message or a company profile. Our atelier makes it possible for us to provide our customers with a unique card, designed according to their wishes. If you are uncertain of the type of card you need, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance.

ID Lanyards

ID Lanyards

Simple lanyards made of braided fabric with a clip attached to the end are used frequently in retail and business situations for holding ID or name badges. The typical arrangement is to attach a plastic pouch with at least one clear side to the lanyard, with the person’s name or ID badge facing the front and occasionally small items such as business cards, pens or tools stashed behind the badge for easy access. Such lanyards can also be used as keychains, particularly in situations where keys can easily be lost for lack of storage, such as gyms and public pools.

Lanyards are commonly used to display badges, tickets or ID cards for identification where security is required. Many public places such as hospitals, prisons and some schools as well as public gatherings such as pop concerts, conventions and trade fairs as well as many commercial enterprises.

NFC Labels In Medical Healthcare

NFC Labels In Medical Healthcare

NFC labels are becoming prominent in many industries as more and more smart phones are equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC). The NFC hardware in these devices lets them read NFC stickers and labels, and capture the data that is stored in them.

With an NFC reader users can read NFC stickers and labels, and capture the data that is stored in them. Uses are booming in banking, marketing, and finance fields but NFC labels can also be extremely helpful in healthcare as well.

Personal health monitoring devices record the vital data of a person. These devices can be read using an NFC reader. If you have NFC software in your mobile phone, you can use it to read the medical data by just tapping it to the health device.

Since NFC requires physical proximity, it guarantees that the person tapping into the data is a genuine user. This reduces the chances of human errors, and since it is extremely easy, it allows people of all ages to monitor their health condition autonomously.

There are many companies that are selling NFC labels that can be used with health monitoring devices.

With the use of NFC labels in medical field, there will be a standardized format for secure data storage including medical records. Living well certainly becomes easier with NFC.

What Is a Chip Card?

What Is a Chip Card?
A chip card, according to Forbes’ Investopedia, is a “plastic card that has a computer chip implanted into it that enables the card to preform certain functions.” They are used for security access, financial transactions and information storage.

Types of Chip Cards
There are three kinds of chip cards: Memory cards, smart cards and super-smart cards. Memory cards have storage capability but cannot do financial processing or security access. Smart cards are great processors and have non-volatile memory capabilities. Super-smart cards are smart cards with displays and key-pads.

Popular Uses of Chip Cards
Chip cards are used in a variety of useful ways, such as in driver licenses, bank cards and government Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. Chip cards are also used in cell phones and in satellite TV decoders.

Disadvantages to Chip Cards
The main disadvantage to chip cards is the cost of the technology. New devices must be installed in existing terminals to read the chips in the cards. There is also a need for an external drive with input-output abilities.

Barcode

Barcode

A printed technology using “black and white” bars to encode the data. From early beginnings of simple barcodes that could only encode a few digits, today there have been over 250 barcodes invented. Luckily many of them have fallen by the wayside and we only concentrate on a few of these. Linear barcodes including U.P.C./EAN that we see every day on all our retail purchases are perhaps the most pervasive, however, the new two-dimensional barcodes that include error correction and detection are becoming more used. Large amounts of data can be stored on a small symbol, making them very useful for marking small objects. The cost of printing a barcode is very low, but they cannot be changed without replacing the label. Common linear barcodes include: U.P.C./EAN, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, and Code 39. Common 2D codes include PDF417, MaxiCode, and Data Matrix.

Optical Memory Card

Optical Memory Card

Optical memory cards use a technology similar to the one used for music CDs or CD ROMs. A panel of the “gold colored” laser sensitive material is laminated in the card and is used to store the information.
The material is comprised of several layers that react when a laser light is directed at them. The laser burns a tiny hole (2.25 microns in diameter) in the material which can then be sensed by a low power laser during the read cycle. The presence or absence of the burn spot indicates a “one” or a “zero”. Because the material is actually burned during the write cycle, the media is a write once read many (WORM) media and the data is non volatile (not lost when power is removed).
The optical card can currently store between 4 and 6.6 MB of data which gives the ability to store graphical images such as photographs, logos, fingerprints, x-rays, etc.. The data is encoded in a linear x-y format and ISO/IEC 11693 and 11694 standards cover the details.
The biggest users of optical technology today are: Medical/Healthcare; Prepaid Debit Cards; Cargo Manifests; Admission Pass Season Tickets; Auto Maintenance records; and Retail Purchase Cards.

Contact Smart Card

Contact Smart Card
Smart cards are credit card-sized plastic cards that contain relatively large amounts of information in an imbedded micro-chip. Smart cards differ from magnetic stripe cards in two ways: the amount of information that can be stored is much greater, and some smart cards can be reprogrammed to add, delete or rearrange data.
There are several terms used to identify cards with integrated circuits embedded in them. The terms “chip card,” “integrated circuit card”, and “smart card” really all refer to the same thing.
There are two types of smart card. The first is really a “dumb” card in that it only contains memory. These cards are used to store information. Examples of this might include stored value cards where the memory stores a dollar value which the user can spend in a variety of transactions. Examples might be pay phone, retail, or vending machines. Another example of a “dumb” card is the memory that is plugged into a Personal Computer (PC Card – used to be called PCMCIA).
The second type of card is a true “smart” card where a microprocessor is embedded in the card along with memory. Now the card actually has the ability to make decisions about the data stored on the card. The card is not dependent on the unit in which it is plugged to make the application work. A smart purse or multi-use card is possible with this technology.
Smart cards are the technology of choice when fairly large databases must travel with an individual or an object. For instance, a version of smart card technology is used to record service histories for automobiles. The data travels on a small tag on the owner’s key ring. It can be reprogrammed, updated and accessed whenever the vehicle is serviced with any of that company’s dealers.
As there is a microprocessor on the card, various methods can be used to prevent access to the information on the card to provide a secure environment. This security has been touted as the main reason that smart cards will replace other card technologies.
The microprocessor type smart card comes in two flavors – the contact version and the contactless version. Both types of card have the microprocessor embedded in the card, the contact version having gold contacts on the surface of the card to provide the electrical connection.
Smart cards are not new, the first patent was filed in France in 1974 and the first cards were used in France in 1982. The technology was rapidly accepted in Europe because the high cost of telecommunications made on-line verification of transactions very expensive. The smart card provided the mechanism to move that verification off line, reducing the cost without sacrificing any of the security. In the United States, telecommunication costs have always been low compared to other countries. This meant that the impetus to implement smart cards has taken longer to reach the momentum needed.
The possible benefits of the acceptance of smart card technology depend on the application in use. However, the ability to move large amounts of data with little or no increase in the security of the data will lead to many new applications being created that we haven’t even begun to think about.

Customer Loyalty / Membership Cards

Customer Loyalty / Membership Cards
Studies show that it costs between 5-7 times less to retain existing customers than to recruit new ones. It is also easier!
With customer retention being so valuable, you’ll want to create the ideal incentive to inspire loyalty. Rewarding loyal customers shows you value their business.
Customer loyalty and gaining that competitive edge, is all about maximising your chances of being selected first.
A familiar concept to most, the loyalty card is widely recognised as the best way to achieve that otherwise rare commodity in business – customer loyalty.
Whatever the chosen title, whether as a loyalty card, rewards card, points card, membership card,advantage card, frequent shopper card, discount card or club card, the card acts to identify the card holder as a member in a loyalty program.
A well designed, customised loyalty card or membership card is a quick and easy way to simultaneously boost your business profits, draw repeat business, build brand loyalty and entice new customers.
Proven to increase average spending, loyalty cards enable you to initiate or consolidate valuable relationships with your customers.
There is also a perceived value to the plastic card, so people tend not to discard them. A loyalty card acts like an advert in a wallet!
Whilst every loyalty, gift or membership card project is different, what remains constant is the fantastic opportunity to uniquely connect with your customers or staff – a superb chance to drive sales with our innovative loyalty card services. It is now easier than ever to achieve.
The usual loyalty scheme format is to offer customers rewards based on repeated purchases – so recognising and developing the frequency of custom.
Your scheme can be very simple, yet powerful. For example, you could introduce a 4% discount card that positively motivates your clients to repeatedly return. Effectively, your card’s success will depend on how attractive the rewards are to the customer.
Cards offer great flexibility. Your convenient and versatile loyalty cards can have set values for a one-off rewards, tactical, seasonal or timed-out promotions, product launches, or can be continually updated for an ongoing long-term loyalty scheme.
Plastic cards offer low implementation and running costs and need minimal administration. The simplest implementation method is to offer clients a card after a purchase and then each customer ultimately earns a reward such as a free product or a discount after subsequent purchases.
Plastic cards are a proven medium. Thousands of companies including most major chains now use plastic cards to generate customer loyalty and actively promote a product, service or stimulate a response.
Thousands of companies are using plastic cards to generate customer loyalty and actively promote a product, service or stimulate a response.
Your customer will know they are important to you and feel rewarded through personalised offers and rewards.
Benefits
Enhance your organisation’s image
Increase customer frequency
Increase customer referrals
Increase customer retention
Increase customer spend
Increase the success of your marketing strategies
Gain new customers.