OTI Enters Australian Market in Cooperation with Vend Access and Card Access Services to Provide Cashless Payments Solutions

  • otiMetry telemetry systems to be distributed by Vend Access
  • Expands OTI’s presence in Australia from fueling solutions to cashless unattended retail
  • Shipments to and installations in Australia expected to begin Q4 2016

ROSH PINA, Israel, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ:OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, today announced its entry into the Australian cashless payments market in cooperation with Vend Access Pty Ltd, a provider of technology and solutions for vending and unattended machine operators in Australia, and with Card Access Services Pty Ltd, a leading payment gateway and processor for Australian and international businesses.

Vend Access (VA) will distribute OTI’s otiMetry solution which includes advanced NFC based cashless readers and a state-of-the-art telemetry system. Card Access Services will provide the gateway and processing services for otiMetry systems installed and operated by Vend Access.

otiMetry makes any vending and self-service operation smart and interactive by uniquely incorporating telemetry, sales, operations, and marketing into an affordable solution with real-time management capabilities.

Bill Chronarakis, General Manager of Vend Access says “Vend Access’s practical experience matched with Card Access Services’ e-payment management from OTI’s terminals and otiMetry will improve earnings for vending owners.”

“Entering the Australian market marks another milestone in our approach of building an extensive distributors network that provides intelligent and cost effective solutions for the unattended market,” said Shlomi Cohen, OTI CEO. “The close cooperation with Vend Access and with Card Access Services, which has over 28 years of experience in the payment industry and their outstanding support and customer oriented approach, ensure that Australian self-service machine operators will be getting a reliable and comprehensive solution at an affordable price.”

Stelios Savva, General Manager of Card Access Services says “Card Access Services is proud to connect Vend Access’ clients with OTI’s quality products and communications facilities for vending applications in Australia. Vend Access’ industry background, its experience in providing diversified payment solutions combined with OTI’s reputable cashless readers and telemetry provides an integrated and end-to-end solution to the Australian self-serve market, including vending machines, laundromats, kiosks, car wash, dog wash, gaming and other verticals.”

Vend Access is expected to initiate commercial installations of the integrated solution by Q4 2016.

About OTI
On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. OTI's field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. OTI markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.

About Card Access Services (CAS)
Card Access Services (CAS) has been designing, building and maintaining secure e-payment systems for vendors of unattended terminals since 1987. CAS enables e-vending payments by Tourists on Hop-on busses, by farmers and hikers purchasing water in remote Queensland and for sales of diverse products such as Mobile phones, Gas supplies, sporting goods and snack products. Vend Access and OTI clients will be supported by CAS’s experienced Australian Customer Service Representatives and annual PCI audits.

About Vend Access (VA)
Vend Access has been an active provider to the cashless self-service industry throughout Australia. Vend Access has a broad knowledge of Australia’s communications carriers and strong relationships with vending industry associations and operators and will assist OTI’s vending operators to connect their OTI cashless services with OTI’s elegant remote controls of product dispensing aided by the routing of replenishment supplies. www.vendaccess.com.au.

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Source:On Track Innovations Ltd.