for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Sound Easy Charge™ is a simple and secure outdoor payment terminal which accepts credit/debit cards at electric car charging stations and also supports contactless via tap or NFC, QR code scanning, PIN-on-glass, MSR and EMV chip and pin. It works with existing stations and applications that are currently limiting customers payment options and can be installed at new station locations as the market grows at retailers, malls, restaurants, parking companies and more.
Our solution can handle payments, interact with the client, provide marketing ads, supply loyalty programs, and provide surveillance security. Also, all the data is available in our cloud, which provides access to configure, setup, and review how all electric car charging stations are doing remotely.
Benefits of Sound Easy Charge™
Supports all major US payment processors with access to multiple device brands
Easily add new services via the Quantum Cloud API without payment terminal applications or processor certifications.
Simple API to Quantum Cloud enables full set of payment transactions and supports a variety of manufacturer payment devices.
EMV certified; removes POS from PCI scope
Doesn’t require physical connection between POS & terminal
One integration center
The Electric Vehicle market is rapidly expanding in the United States economy as a result of the government’s effort to reduce emissions and the car manufacturers commitment to go all electric. It is expected that by 2040, 60 percent of vehicle sales will be electric.
Our solution allows us to work with all vendors and we can customize the solution. Currently, the charging stations have a touch screen with CRT. When we replace the CRT with our device, the customer will be able to do everything from our device.
Many charging stations require people to download an app which is time consuming and not customer-friendly through a cumbersome and rigid registration process. Our solutions do not require customers to download cumbersome applications and they can use any credit or debit card, tap to pay or NFC to pay for charging EVs.
Additionally, the government entities are requiring a physical payment option as part of their roll-out of EV charging stations funded by federal dollars. Standardization will be necessary for the general public and to make charging simple for everyone.
Customized, Flexible Solutions
Sound Payments provides customized payment solutions. Partnering with Sound Payments to integrate a payment solution will give you the flexibility to support multiple charging modes on the same device — all under our partners’ branding and name. No matter how our partner wants to set it up, our cloud-based, customized approach can meet the need.
Full Customer Experience
Our team can build a full customer experience
with the IM30 or a similar device that enables the customer selection and payment experience to be combined. This would include a single screen and a payment solution that is PCI compliant, and accepts EMV, Mag-Stripe, and Contactless payment transactions directly at the charging unit while also integrating into existing loyalty programs to drive additional incentives for reuse of the charger, upgrading to faster charging modes, or uplift of sales in store.
Payment Device Supporting Existing Platforms
While we can build out a full customer experience we recognize that in some cases that may not be necessary and some EV station manufacturers may be looking for a payment solution only. In this case we can provide a combination of our IM300, 500 and 700 that provides an easy unattended payment experience.
Cloud Based System
This is a cloud-based solution that enables you to see data across multiple devices in multiple locations. It supports all major US payment processors and allows for simplified device pairing. The solution is EMV certified and removes the POS from PCI scope. Easily add new services via the Quantum Cloud API without payment terminal applications or processor certifications. A physical connection between the POS and terminal is not required.
Proven Solution in the Petroleum Industry
Sound Payments entered the petroleum market a couple of years ago with Sound Easy Pump, a unique retrofit payment solution for the petroleum industry that is cost-effective, PCI compliant, and accepts EMV, Mag-Stripe, and Contactless payment transactions directly at the pump. Independent stations can now meet industry requirements without expensive upgrades or closing stations for several weeks. Now Sound Easy Pump is a proven, simplified method with 1500 fueling points installed across the country. It was built so that it could be compatible with any dispenser that is connected with Commander, Passport or Fusion even if there is no existing card reader. We can implement similar technology that is secure and customized.