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April Ice Storm Thrashes Ontario, but MONEXgroup’s Unattended Contactless Payment Terminals Easily Withstand the Harsh Elements
Apr 18, 2018

If ‘April showers bring May flowers’, what do April ice storms bring? They bring freezing rain, ice pellets, high winds, snow, sleet, and slippery roads and walkways. They bring lots of destruction like knocked down trees, destroyed fences, roofs, vehicles, and power lines. And they bring inconvenience. Lots of it. Horrendous road conditions have led to numerous car accidents, hundreds of flights have been delayed and cancelled, and tens of thousands of residents still remain without power due to the wicked storm.

There is no doubt that Ontario sustained a thrashing over the last few days. All of this mayhem has shown us just how severe the elements can be. But through all of this destruction, there is a beacon of light: the type of light emitted from a payment terminal. MONEXgroup’s innovative unattended contactless payment terminals, many of which are installed outdoors, were once again put to mother nature’s test. Despite being bombarded with ice, snow, freezing rain and high winds of up to 100 km/hour, the outdoor payment processing devices faced the challenge head-on, and were fully functional throughout the storm, keeping transactions moving for those businesses fortunate enough to employ this technology. Businesses benefiting from MONEXgroup’s contactless payment system include those offering car wash, vacuum, or tire air inflation services.

Contactless Payment Processing Terminals

Built to Last

Contactless Payment Processing Terminal During Ice Storm - MONEXgroup
MONEXgroup’s Ultra CW terminal endures the harshest elements during Ontario’s April ice storm and continues to work like a charm!

MONEXgroup’s unattended contactless payment processing terminals are built to be very rugged in order to withstand extreme weather conditions throughout the year. The terminals are fully weatherproofed and do not require customers to insert or swipe a card. This is an important feature of our innovative technology, since devices offering swipe or pin options typically fail under inclement weather conditions, forcing businesses to turn away valuable customers. MONEXgroup is the only payment processor to offer a PCI Certified Contactless Only solution in Canada. The solution supports several payment options, including Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. What makes our technology even more extraordinary is the “unattended” aspect of the solution; businesses no longer need to have an employee present to accept payments or make change for customers, since the entire transaction is conveniently completed by the customers themselves.

Thrives in Any Condition

Contactless Payment Processing Terminal at Ontario Location During Ice Storm - MONEXgroup
MONEXgroup’s contactless payment processing terminal successfully operating at a location utilizing their technology during Ontario’s April ice storm.

This isn’t the first time MONEXgroup’s contactless payment processing solutions have stood up to extreme weather conditions. Our Ultra CW ruggedized terminals have been performing at car washes from coast-to-coast under the harshest possible conditions all winter; not only impervious to freezing rain and snow, but to the direct spraying of high pressure soap and water hoses as well. Canadian Tire is just one of the many businesses which have utilized our Tap & Wash payment solution for their car wash service. Our payment terminals can also be found on tire inflators and car vacuum machines at both major and independent gas stations nationwide. In all instances, our devices have operated smoothly, without any reported failures, despite the ridiculously cold winter we have had.

Useful in Any Application

With business needs quickly evolving to meet consumer demand for convenient payment options, MONEXgroup has emerged as the market leader in Canada with the most cutting-edge unattended contactless payment processing solutions in the country. These versatile terminals are perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor applications alike, including vending, parking, ticketing, and charities. In fact, our Tap to Donate solution is now being utilized by several major charities, including Sunnybrook Hospital, Alzheimer’s Society, and WE Charity.

Our unattended Contactless Only payment solutions provide speedy, cost-effective solutions that have been proven to increase sales and transaction size, largely due to the sheer convenience they offer customers.

Whether you’re picking up a snack from a vending machine, running your car through the wash, inflating your tires, or paying for parking during an ice storm, you can be sure of one thing, MONEXgroup’s unattended contactless payment terminals will function in any weather. It’s as sure as a brutal Canadian winter storm………in the middle of April.


When partnering with the number one payment processor in Canada; MONEXgroup will increase your efficiency and quality of service and lower the related costs. Request a Cost Comparison Analysis today.

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Katherine Apostolou
MONEXgroup
Marketing Communications Specialist
kapostolou@MONEXgroup.com
T: 416.800.2450 – EXT: 240

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