Terminal Dial-in and Connection
Can be accessed via all modern communication channels
Regardless of whether you have an ISDN, analogue or Internet connection, we can provide you with high-availability, cost-effective and secure connections to our network. Tailor-made solutions can also be supplied for complex terminal landscapes in your branches.
Dial-in via service number - B+S smart dial
In the simplest scenario, you operate your card terminal via an analogue or ISDN telephone connection. However, your telephone provider will charge you at the relevant rate every time you dial up to process a payment. The charges incurred will vary dependent upon your telephone company and how long it takes to transmit the data. With the B+S smart dial service number, you benefit from lower tariffs. This is due to the high call volume that lets B+S negotiate better tariffs with the phone company. This means that we can offer you a competitive fixed rate per transaction.
If you use B+S smart dial with your analogue or ISDN telephone connection, your terminal will use a service number to dial in to our network every time a transaction is processed. You only pay a low fixed amount per transaction, regardless of transmission time and data volume. You are not charged additional costs by your telephone provider and you only receive one invoice for all services relating to cashless payment transactions. B+S smart dial is a standard solution feature for new customers.
Dial-in via the Internet
Today’s card terminals have a network adapter which enables them to connect to a local network (LAN). If the local network has access to the Internet, transaction data can be transmitted to the B+S network with great speed and convenience. What’s more, this communication method is incredibly reliable. If the existing Internet connection is a flat-rate connection, transactions can be processed without incurring any additional communication costs. Even if you are charged based on data volume, the costs remain very low, as only a small amount of data is needed for each transaction.
In the simplest scenario, the terminal is connected via its network adapter to a DSL modem which has the access data for the Internet. This data is encrypted to provide security for the sensitive transaction data. The Internet addresses of B+S Card Service are stored in the terminal and confirmation of receipt of data is sent back to the terminal after each transaction.
Dial-in via local network
Connection via a virtual private network (VPN) is recommended for larger or branch networks with high transaction volumes. Via this secure connection, transaction data is encrypted between B+S and your Internet service provider and sent from your branch network to our network. A special option even allows till or branch networks to be integrated directly into our network. For this purpose, a shared address space is used; this can be of interest in particular for maintenance purposes.
Dial-in via SIM card
Mobile terminals use a SIM card provided by B+S. You can reduce data transmission charges by using a SIM card, as we guarantee the cheapest tariff offered by the mobile phone operator. Even if you are billed by the minute, the charges will be low, as the connection time for a transaction is incredibly short. Today’s wireless networks use the GPRS standard for data transmission. This method, which is the equivalent of Internet connection via a fixed network, is particularly reliable and can even be used when network coverage is poor.