NaftaCards fuel cards system for petrol stations – hardware and software complex for management and accounting of fuel sales at a single petrol station or a petrol station network using RFID fuel cards with fuel volume, money and discount wallets or their combinations.
The system allows to replace usage of cash and coupons to more reliable and convenient solution using fuel and money cards. The card of the NaftaCards system can be used by customer for petrol refilling at a petrol station and/or obtaining a discount.
The system allows to issue fuel and discount cards for customers and also the cards management and accounting of all sales using fuel cards, to manage customer accounts, and to set flexible discount system.
Main functions of the NaftaCards system:
Main advantages of NaftaCards system application:
Main characteristics of NaftaCards fuel card system:
Structure of NaftaCards system includes following components:
NaftaCards system can have several applications at petrol stations and for each application structure of system hardware can differ:
In this case cardholders are clients of the petrol station. Card readers can be installed near each fuel dispenser or near the NaftaPOS system inside the cashier premise of petrol station.
If NaftaPOS systems works in the Preset mode of control over fuel dispensers – then after giving a command for dispensing in NaftaPOS system it will request a card to be brought to the reader for identification. The authorization command will be sent to forecourt controller in case if there is enough balance on the card to make ordered sales.
In case if NaftaPOS works in Manual mode of control over fuel dispensers – then first it is necessary to select fuel grade for dispensing (by taking up required nozzle on fuel dispenser) and after that to bring a card to the reader (reader will be beeping and waiting for the card). Dispensing will be authorized with maximal limit of the card.
CARDS USED IN SYSTEM
Various types of identifiers can be applied in the system: RFID-cards, cards with magnetic strip, chip cards, barcode cards, various dongles, others. Current version of the system is supplied together with RFID-cards of EM-Marine or Mifare standards (cards of Mifare standard are considered to be more secure compared to cards of EM-Marine standard).
For protection of card from unauthorized usage any card in system can be protected with a PIN-code, which cardholder should input every time he uses his card.
Card in the system serves only as identifier of a cardholder and does not store any other information. All data from card (personal information of cardholder, PIN-code, his account, policies linked to the card, other information) is stored in operation center central cards database, information about remains on cards account and remained daily limits are also stored in NaftaPOS local cards database. Due to such approach it is not possible to hack a card to get this data and at lost of the card the account of cardholder will not be lost or damaged anyhow, it is easy to block the lost card and issue another card to customer, by linking the existing customer’s account to a new card.
Each card can contain one or several wallets. Fuel wallets are linked to specific products (fuel grades). Money wallets are linked to currency types. Depending on combination of wallets possibilities of the card can be significantly extended. For example it is possible to add money and discount wallets on the same card. Such a combination allows to provide cashless settlement at payment for product (money wallet) and at once get a discount on existing policy (discount wallet).
Life cycle of the car can be shown as follows:
Every cardholder can have any quantity of any cards, on which in system a balance is fixed. Given balance is separated into money balance (total money sum, on which purchases in system were made) and volume balance (in liters, in case of fuel) for each type of fuel. Data on client and his balance is managed by company-owner of the card system.
In case if on the same product the client has several discounts – then these discounts are not summarized, but the biggest one from the discounts is applied.
CARD READERS USED IN SYSTEM
Currently there are 2 different types of readers used in NaftaCards system:
VRD-E card reader with Ethernet interface
CardManager software is intended for management over the NaftaCards fuel cards system (cards registration, cards issue, refilling of cards accounts, blocking of cards, etc) and also has possibilities for configuration of the Operation Center software: management over users, registration of clients, control over list of companies-cardholders, lists of products, others. Also the CardManager software has a possibility of reports review, which are connected to movement of cards, states of wallets, information on products sales, others.
|NaftaCards system operation
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NAFTAPOS SOFTWARE FOR PETROL STATIONS
NaftaCards system works together with NaftaPOS software for petrol stations, which is intended for:
General view of NaftaPOS software
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WEB-SITE OF FUEL CARD SYSTEM
Web-site of fuel card system is intended for owners of NaftaCards fuel cards system to generate reports on the system operation. Owner of the system can create its own private cabinet on the web-site and review reports on all operations performed in the systems.
NaftaCards has a web-server application, which allows to have a web portal with following possibilities:
Also at the same time same web-site can display operations performed on the petrol station from NaftaPOS database (review of NaftaPOS operation online, review of NaftaPOS reports, others)
Thus using a standard web-browser it is possible to receive reports on operation of NaftaCards systems at petrol stations and also to online monitor their activity.