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Direct Payment Solution

AFIR-compliant credit card payments with direct payment terminals

Since the AFIR regulation came into force on April 13, 2024, the ability to pay with major debit and credit cards has been mandatory at all newly built public DC charging stations in the EU.

The Direct Payment Terminal solution from SMATRICS - in cooperation with TeleCash - offers a simple and cost-effective entry into the world of card payments with VISA & Mastercard with credit and debit cards as well as Giropay.

Regardless of whether you want to roll out new charging stations or equip an existing charging station with a credit card terminal - direct payment terminals from SMATRICS can be installed directly in charging stations as well as stand-alone on a pedestal.

Contactless direct payment solution

Customers can pay directly at the direct payment terminal or via smartphone with popular payment service providers.

Benefits for charge point operators (CPOs)

Depending on the location and the hardware used, different setups are available for use: On the one hand, directly installed direct payment terminals in each charging station can provide convenience and redundancy. On the other hand, a single direct payment terminal for all charging points at the location, installed in a separate pedestal, can also ensure efficiency.

  • Hardware-independent: The Direct Payment Terminal from SMATRICS can be integrated directly into individual charging stations. Alternatively, it can be installed on a pedestal to cover several charging stations with one terminal.

  • Cross-hardware capability: The Direct Payment Terminal from SMATRICS supports a wide range of hardware models and can be used with both AC and DC charging stations.

  • Full-service tech implementation: In addition to the pre-configured direct payment terminals, SMATRICS takes care of the smooth commissioning of your solution.

  • Individual pricing: With the SMATRICS direct payment solution, you retain control over the pricing of your charging locations. Set individual prices for power classes and customer groups.

  • Future-proof with "fiscalization": The creation & transfer of digital cash receipts, which contain all accounting-relevant information, enables smooth and legally compliant accounting.

  • Convenient billing service: On request, SMATRICS can take over the complete processing of transactions with the payment service provider, including monthly evaluations and payouts of your customers' charges.

  • CI-compliant white label app: In order to fit seamlessly into the respective corporate identity, the user interface of the Direct Payment Terminal's card payment app can be customized with an individual company logo as well as its own color palette.

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SMATRICS Direct Payment Terminal Video Cover

Advantages for charging guests

Charging guests come to the charging station, select the desired charging point at the credit card terminal and reserve a certain maximum amount on their credit or debit card. As soon as charging starts, the current price of the charging process is calculated in a live charging view. Once charging is complete, the difference is released on the card. 

  • Simple payments: charging requires just a few clicks and a payment card - making charging as easy and convenient for customers as they are used to from traditional fuel terminals.

  • Simple receipts: customers receive a digital receipt as a PDF file by email or via QR code directly after loading. The receipt contains all relevant and legally required information.

  • Independent of location & hardware: whether for AC or DC locations, for new builds or extensions - the Direct Payment solution from SMATRICS is suitable for every application. The only requirement is the connection of the hardware to the charge point management system charVIS Operations.

  • Legally compliant: Direct Payment from SMATRICS fulfills all requirements of the European AFIR as well as those of local legislations, such as the Austrian cash register obligation for payment terminals and the digital fiscalization of receipts.

How charging works at SMATRICS direct payment terminals

Welcome screen & price overview

Selection of charging point

Authorization & card payment

Charging process & information

End of charging process

Digital receipt: creation & dispatch

How charging works at SMATRICS direct payment terminals

The welcome screen of the terminal clearly displays the prices of all the power classes available at the location.

Charging points that have been connected to the vehicle are always ranked first.

Charging authorization is carried out via NFC, chip or magnetic strip, after entering a pin on the touchscreen or via Google or Apple Pay.

During the charging process, the currently charged energy in kWh, battery charge level and current costs are clearly displayed.

The charging process can be terminated at any time at the Direct Payment Terminal or via the vehicle.

When the charging point is free again, a receipt is created that can be downloaded directly via QR code or sent by email.

The welcome screen of the terminal clearly displays the prices of all the power classes available at the location.

Charging points that have been connected to the vehicle are always ranked first.

Charging authorization is carried out via NFC, chip or magnetic strip, after entering a pin on the touchscreen or via Google or Apple Pay.

During the charging process, the currently charged energy in kWh, battery charge level and current costs are clearly displayed.

The charging process can be terminated at any time at the Direct Payment Terminal or via the vehicle.

When the charging point is free again, a receipt is created that can be downloaded directly via QR code or sent by email.

Technical specifications

The SMATRICS direct payment terminal in detail

  • High-resolution 5" touchscreen, 720x1280 pixels
  • long-term solution compatible with PCI PTS 5.x
  • made for outdoor use
  • Scratch resistance, 7H Mohs
  • Very easy to read in direct sunlight, IPS >600 nits
  • waterproof according to IP55
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +70°C
  • Humidity: 5% to 95%
  • 4G or LAN connection
  • Any form of card payment possible:
    • NFC - with physical card
    • NFC - with smartphone
    • chip
    • Magnetic stripe

The Direct Payment Terminal is compatible with every charging station that is connected to charVIS Operations.

Get in touch now

SMATRICS offers you individual direct payment solutions for e-charging stations. Let's get in touch:

SMA - B2B Kontaktformular

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Who will charge at your charging stations?
Guests and/or customers
Company & fleet vehicles (without billing)
Employees with a private e-car (billed by kWh)
Car park tenants (charged according to kWh)
Which and how many charging stations do you want to install?
AC (normal charger up to 22 kW): 5-10 charging points
AC (normal charger up to 22 kW): over 10 charging points
DC (fast chargers from 50 kW): From 1 charging station
Unclear yet
Who should install the charging stations?
My electrical service provider will carry out the entire installation of the charging stations.
My electrical service provider will carry out the pre-installation and SMATRICS will install and connect the charging stations.
SMATRICS will take full responsibility for the installation of the charging stations.
Is not yet defined / Is still unclear.
How many charging stations have you already installed?
1-10
11-50
Over 50
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