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PaytestHub: test any terminal, anywhere, anytime

Test Automation is Hard

Implementing test automation for payment terminals can be a daunting task. Nevertheless, there is a huge trend in the terminal testing industry because the benefits are obvious, and business is pushing for more features at a better quality in a faster time.

You may be right in the middle of this process, or be planning to implement automation, proposing or wishing for it. At whatever stage you are, if you have thought about it, the following questions will be familiar to you:


          • Can we do this ourselves or do we need to outsource?

          • How do we virtualize our terminal application?

            • Can we even do this?

            • If not, how do we press the buttons or touch screens?

          • And which test cards will we need and how do we switch between those?

          • Do we have a test automation tool and how can we write test cases for that tool?

          • Can our testers write such scripts, or do they need some upskilling?

          • How many test cases do we actually have and what does it mean to migrate those to a new solution?

          • How does this test automation tool integrate with the terminal to press buttons and insert cards?

At Abrantix, we have been offering solutions to simplify terminal test automation for a long time.  Our extensive experience in this field and continuous investment in R&D has led us to deliver our latest and most significant innovation for terminal test automation: PaytestHub – Test Automation Cloud.

Imagine testing any terminal, anytime, anywhere. PaytestHub is built to do exactly this.


From nothing to your first automated test case in days!

PaytestHub is your one stop shop for automated terminal testing. Whether you use traditional terminals, modern Android applications or a mix of both. Whether you use one terminal brand or multiple, PaytestHub enables automation. And best of all, the questions shown above are answered and automation can be achieved in a matter of days.


PaytestHub features

Here are some main features of PaytestHub:

      • Real Device Testing from the Cloud

While you write your test cases in the cloud, they will still be executed against real devices, much like if you were to manually test a terminal, just automated.

Robots press buttons and gesture on touch screens. Card Multiplexers switch between different EMV cards, including contactless cards or mobile phones. Magstripe probes simulate track data. Cameras with OCR features recognize display messages. ICC Solutions Ltd or UL Brand Test Tool for card simulation. All seamlessly integrated.

      • Software Accessories

Endless extensibility for software accessories, for example to validate host messages the terminal sends and receives.

      • Test Library

You can create your own test library and write test cases as scripts or with a simple graphical user interface. No deep scripting knowledge required. Build test sets to execute your cases, remotely and fully automated.

      • Reporting and Logging

Each test run will generate a detailed report so you can see if everything is OK or if a step failed and why. Detailed log data is available for each test run.

      • Devices on-prem or in Abrantix Device Cloud

You can operate all hardware on premise, or we can run it for you in the Abrantix Device Cloud. Regardless of this, you always have a central entry point in the cloud to operate everything.

      • Functional testing, regression testing or EMV Level 3 testing

Built for all terminal testing scenarios, you can write your functional and regression test cases. PaytestHub can also support EMV Level 3 certification testing.

      • Import of existing test cases

Import your existing test cases. You can keep running them manually from PaytestHub while migrating step by step to automation.


There is much more to come

This is only the beginning. Our vision is to simplify terminal test automation so our clients can test more, better and faster. We have many more features in the pipeline and will keep on pushing the boundaries in this space.

If you would like to hear more about PaytestHub, our vision or would like a demo, contact us.


Martin Gloor

Martin is responsible for our Test Automation Product Department and Abrantix in the APAC region. He is a payment industry specialist with a high knowledge of the business and in-depth technical skills.

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