RFID technology firm Token has made its Mini-Serve system publicly available for events and venues using the company’s cashless payment solutions.

Mini-Serve is a hands-free, plug-and-play solution that enables event organisers to accept cashless payments and top up attendees’ RFID wristbands or cards throughout the event – completely automatically and without the need for additional dedicated staff.

Token said in a statement: “Portable RFID-powered units provide simple, hands-free solution for smaller events and venues to reap the benefits of cashless payments.”

Organisers can place as many Mini-Serve units – which are the size of traditional EFTPOS terminals – around the event premises.

Attendees can top up their RFID wristbands or badges via credit cards and mobile wallets, which they would then use to purchase food, drink and merchandise during the event.

“Most RFID setups require expensive equipment and a lot of on-site support, and so are only financially viable for larger events,” said Simon Guerrero, chief executive and co-founder at Token.

“With Mini-Serve, we’ve set out to change that by providing an affordable, compact and easy-to-use solution that even smaller events or venues can easily implement and reap the benefits of going cashless – including higher profitability, better security and easier reconciliation.”

Token’s announcement comes on the heels of its introduction of self-service top-up kiosks earlier this year.

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