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Smartpay Terminals Support New Zealand's Largest Taxi Fleet

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Smartpay Terminals Support New Zealand's Largest Taxi Fleet

SmartPay (NZX: SPY), New Zealand's leading merchant services provider, today announced that its Cadmus brand EFTPOS terminal upgrade solution has been chosen by Auckland's Co-Op Taxis to upgrade more than 800 vehicles.

Developed in conjunction with billing and reporting solutions provider TaxiCharge NZ, the upgraded terminals and specialised software will transform the Co-Op fleet to a fully online EFTPOS system, in one of the taxi industry's largest upgrades of mobile online point-of-sale technology.

SmartPay Managing Director Ian Bailey says that SmartPay was the only company to develop EFTPOS terminals specifically for the taxi industry, and its terminals were used by every major taxi fleet in New Zealand, and a growing number of taxi companies in Australia.

"We have been working with TaxiCharge NZ since 1996 to develop solutions, and have built up considerable expertise and understanding of the needs of taxi operators during the past 14 years.

"Our system is a suite of software and hardware that provides reliability and protects against fraud. In addition to taking payments, transaction details including full trip information is collected and passed onto TaxiCharge by way of daily customised extracts.

"Our terminals are in more than 6,000 taxis across Australasia, and we expect future demand for this service to continue to be strong," says Bailey.

TaxiCharge General Manager Mark Lines says the on-line terminals bring improved benefits to the customer including added payment security to the transaction at the time of the trip.

"More than 3.6 million payments annually are processed through TaxiCharge, from a client base of more than 25,000 account holders with in excess of 83,000 associated card holders, so efficient and secure processing is very important.

"The Co-Op upgrade follows the successful terminal installation with Wellington Combined Taxis, the country's second largest fleet.

"We are committed to the investment necessary to bring online payment terminals to our 22 partner taxi fleets throughout New Zealand," says Lines.

SmartPay Managing Director Ian Bailey says that the development of the company's taxi offering continues.

"We will be releasing an enhanced version of our taxi sector software and hardware later this year with several new customised features to meet the sector's need for highly specialised back office processing systems."

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