VeriFone Announces Integrated Solution for Convenience Store and Petroleum Retailers

VeriFone Systems, Inc., announced RubyCi, an integrated site controller and point-of-sale (POS) solution that combines features of its Ruby2 POS system and Commander Site Controller. The solution will enable average-sized convenience stores and petroleum retailers to more efficiently manage their POS, payment and fueling systems and prepare their payments infrastructure for EMV.

Larger convenience stores and retail petroleum chains frequently use Commander and Ruby2 in combination to manage payment acceptance, fueling and POS transactions. RubyCi is designed to provide such functionality and EMV-readiness in one easy-to-manage system with a small footprint to meet the needs of average-sized convenience stores and petroleum retailers. RubyCi comes with all of Commander Site Controller’s interfaces to back offices, loyalty providers, price signs, and other peripherals for unparalleled connectivity in a smaller-volume package.

“With RubyCi, VeriFone is providing average-sized and independently owned convenience store and retail petroleum operations the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming EMV liability shift while leveraging the sophisticated operations management features that larger chains are accustomed to, all through a customizable, all-in-one solution,” said Dan Yienger, senior vice president and general manager of Petroleum for VeriFone.

Like the Ruby2, RubyCi features a touch-screen console providing fast, efficient order taking and payment processing. By incorporating Commander Site Controller functions, RubyCi combines POS management with site, payment and forecourt control in one device. A multi-core processor provides increased speed for easier store and customer management as well as IP connectivity for more demanding EMV transactions.

RubyCi is currently undergoing VeriFone’s rigorous field trials and is expected to be commercially available by the end of 2014.