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Carbon Commander Workstation

Editorial Board
Executive Summary

Carbon Commander Workstation is an ideal POS register for many of the alternate profit centers convenience retailers are building inside of their stores.

High-end retail environments deserve a high-tech backbone and a flexible and modern customer check-out experience. Beginning in 2016, the design and development teams at Verifone began working toward developing a new payments processing platform that would slide into that retail environment and look right at home. What was borne of that design effort was the sleek new Carbon 10 platform, originally targeted to Verifone’s specialty retail clients Carbon 10, launched in the fall of last year, has created quite a buzz in the marketplace since its introduction.

Carbon 10 received of the prestigious 2017 iF DESIGN AWARD, which is awarded annually by Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, Germany’s oldest independent design organization. Selected from among 5,500 entries from 59 countries, Verifone’s POS innovation convinced a 58-member jury of independent experts that it was the best design in terms of technology, elegance, and flexibility.

And now, the product and engineering teams in Verifone’s Petro division, in consultation with key customers and our PAC, has developed some great ideas for how to use this hardware in our unique space. With Carbon 10, we saw a sleek modern POS device that, when integrated with the Commander platform, would be an ideal POS register for many of the alternate profit centers convenience retailers are building inside of their stores. These businesses are either integrated into the convenience store footprint itself, or operate as a separate business owned by convenience retail entrepreneurs. Under either scenario, merchants will benefit by being able to incorporate sales data into their existing business processes, have full price book integration, and be able to take all payment types that are available at the main registers. Commander-integration was a key concept for the Petro team to be able to transform the Carbon 10 platform into the Carbon Commander Workstation that we announced earlier this month at VCF 2018.

Carbon Commander Workstation (CCW) is an all-in-one combination POS register with an integrated printer packaged in a sleek, modern POS register with an edge. That edge is its unique integration into the Commander site controller platform where all of the “rules engine” logic resides. Merchants can easily add new departments, PLUs and pricing into their base Commander system utilizing the Commander Console remote access toolkit and they are open for business! All transaction reporting data is integrated into the Commander base reporting capabilities, so it’s easy to get up to the minute sales information, evaluate the effectiveness of promotions and a host of other transaction-related data analytics the merchant cares about. Payments and loyalty are processed through the EPS core on the Commander, ensuring all payment types (including mobile) as well as loyalty programs continue to work at the Carbon Commander Workstation.

Carbon Commander Workstation was announced at VCF 2018 earlier this month, and the Petro engineering team expects to begin field trials with several first-out clients in the next several months. If you would like to learn more about the Carbon Commander Workstation, and see if it’s a good fit for your business, contact your Verifone Sales Representative or email us at

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