Issuing staff cards
Staff Card is basically a conversion of Brand New Card (Newly formatted card) to Staff Card. Staff Card login is required for the Terminal to accept the Member Card operation such as addition and deduction of bonus points. Staff Card logout is recommended when the staff is not attending the Terminal. Staff login and logout action are recorded as transaction in the Terminal, and they provide trails for auditing purpose.
Doing Card Transactions
iBonus Terminal provides generic transaction types for performing calculations of stored values, such as, Purchase, Reload, Bonus Point Addition and Redemption. The behavior of all transactions types are consistent with the combinations of card status, system setting and system status, like, decryption keys, expiry settings, decimal mode, bonus rate, blacklist, card sector usage, card value limits. Without the need of redeveloping the sophisticated algorithm behind, anyone who are new to smart card systems can make use of them and quickly deploy a loyalty system.
Sending Transactions back to iBonus Server
After finishing a transaction, such as adding bonus points, redemptions, staff login, the transaction record is stored in the Terminal’s transaction queue. There are 5,000 buffer in the transaction queue. The records in the transaction queue are sent to server as soon as the network connection is ready. The terminal stops accepting transaction when the queue is full.
Advanced Card handling
iBonus Terminal provides advanced card handling function which allows card expiry date extension (Card Renew), Lost card replacement and Corrupted card repair at Terminals of any branches. It saves up the establishment of central call center for card control purpose.
Receipt Reprint and Auto Reprint
When printer is connected, a receipt is printed whenever any transaction is made. Press the button A if you wish to reprint the receipt of the last transaction. If auto reprint is on, two receipts will be print for every transaction.
Connects to POS System (Cash Machines)
iBonus System unifies the smart card system with the POS system. All the transaction types in iBonus Terminal are accessible by POS through RS-232 serial port. Coming with a readymade Windows based API, all the generic transaction set and advanced card handling functions can be accessed with ease. In addition, with the help of read member card and read staff card functions, POS can command the most suitable transaction based on the POS side member profile.