28 Oct FNB Enters the Next Phase with PoS on Twoobii
High reliability, low maintenance and ease of implementation makes satellite the ideal choice for “off-grid” point of sale connectivity requirements. Since 2017 FNB Merchant services has been using Q-KON satellite services to provide trusted connectivity to key merchant operations. Current customers sites are operational throughout the SADC region with 45% located in South Africa.
The success of this project was the prelude to FNB Merchant Services approving the Twoobii Smart Satellite Services as phase-2 roll-out for merchant connectivity services which now also include voice, business broadband and public WiFI services options.
Who Uses It
Every merchant needs reliable point-of-sale connectivity and the merchant’s using satellite are not bound to a specific industry, or even to only rural locations. The use cases range from wholesale outlets in towns, the tourism industry, border posts and retails outlets such as KFC and Chestermeats.
For the Merchants, the value proposition is not only the very high uptime (more than 99%), it is also the attractive service bundle options offered by FNB which puts the cost well below current LTE alternatives.
Twoobii is a Business Broadband Satellite connection that complies to all the required security requirements to successfully be approved by FNB for Point-of-Sale transacting either via FNB supplied standalone or integrated terminals. Twoobii also includes the value added business broadband, public WiFi as well as voice services options.
As a further option the Twoobii satellite service can seamlessly be integrated with on-site external WiFi networks to provide signal coverage over larger areas to cover forecourts, warehouse operations or outdoor lodge areas.