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G4S Technology Releases "Tap & Go" Hardware for Cashless Payment System GiroVend

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, December 06, 2012 --( G4S Technology's GiroVend, the market-leading brand for cashless payment solutions, has released brand new "tap & go" hardware.

The new Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) desktop reader allows the user to simply "tap" their card against the reader to enable payment rather than inserting the card, providing a faster service to complete the transaction.

Stewart Angell, UK Managing Director, G4S Technology, said:

"As the market-leading brand for cashless payment solutions, GiroVend has over 20 years' experience across a diverse range of sectors and the introduction of this new 'tap & go' technology to the system provides a quick and more convenient service for the user."

Graham Hunter, Technical Services Director, G4S Technology, added:

"Retailers and consumers are becoming more familiar with 'tap & go' technology and we wanted to offer this feature to our GiroVend customers as soon as possible. These new readers in the GiroVend range will speed up payments and help consumers beat the queues at the checkout.

"This new addition to the GiroVend range offers a truly comprehensive solution for cashless payment for both employees and visitors. GiroVend also integrates with G4S Technology's market-leading Symmetry range of access control systems."

The 'tap & go' reader is available as a desktop reader for EPOS and for vending with both Multi Drop Bus (MDB) and Executive (Protocol A) options. The readers are compatible with all HID Proximity and iClass Smart access control cards.

The new hardware will be supported at sites that are running GiroVend online version 3.2R2 software as a minimum.

For all enquiries, please contact: Emily Gudgeon, Marketing Executive, tel: 01684 277425

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About G4S Technology:
G4S Technology is part of G4S plc, the leading international secure outsourcing group.

G4S Technology designs, manufactures, installs and maintains fully integrated building security systems, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security Government facilities. G4S Technology has been providing unified security solutions for over 30 years, delivering 30,000 systems across 80 countries, to mitigate risk and protect staff, premises and assets. For more information visit:

About G4S:
G4S is the world's leading secure outsourcing group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit

Emily Gudgeon
G4S Technology
New Challenge House
International Drive
Tewkesbury Business Park
Gloucestershire, UK
Zip: GL20 8UQ
Tel: +44 (0)1684 850977
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G4S Technology
Emily Gudgeon
+44 (0)1684 850977
New Challenge House
International Drive
Tewkesbury Business Park

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