Applus+ Laboratories collaborates with Intelligent Data to validate the new accessible payment terminals for ONCE

30/06/2021

    The new POS prototype has been developed considering the needs of the impaired, who would use it daily, in mind.

    There are improvements such as a touch screen, an extensive keyboard and a text-to-speech converter, among others. Applus+ Laboratories played a key part in the project, testing the functionality and interoperability of the SmartLottery terminal.

    Intelligent Data is the Spanish company behind the development of the payment terminals, or POS, used by ONCE lottery vendors. In 2003, they developed the first terminal model adapted to the impaired. Since then, this indispensable work tool has helped thousands of people with disabilities in their daily lives. In 2020, Intelligent Data started the development of an improved version of the POS with the help of ONCE itself, Telefónica and Zelenza, which is currently in its pilot testing phase.

    For this new version, Intelligent Data has collaborated with Applus+ Laboratories to validate the functionality and interoperability of the SmartLottery terminal’s hardware. There are only a few laboratories in the world that are accredited by major payment schemes for functional and security testing, and Applus+ Laboratories is one of them. 

    In this project, we verified that the terminal works according to the EMV L1 Contactless standard, which guarantees that it accepts the majority of payment solutions (card and mobile) currently available on the market.


    New features, better adapted to users' needs

    This new SmartLottery terminal, which incorporates new technologies and can handle mobile vending, is better adapted to the needs of users with different disabilities. Some of the improvements compared to the previous version include:

    • High-definition colour touch screen, which can operate with an extended mechanical keyboard. 
    • Adaptive screen configuration for easy reading.
    • Text-to-speech converter, with more powerful internal speakers to increase the volume and definition of audio voiceovers. 
    • Higher capacity batteries and better connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth).

     

    Once the pilot project is completed, the new POS will be distributed among ONCE's 19,000 salespeople and nearly 9,000 physical points of sale. 
    "We are pleased to have taken part in this project, which will help thousands of ONCE workers carry out their work in a simpler way, with a tool that will give them greater autonomy in their day-to-day work," said Josepmaria Roca, IT Labs director at Applus+ Laboratories. 

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