ViVOtech, a leader in contactless payment transactions, announced that Shell Canada has selected ViVOtech’s ViVOpay technology to enable its in-store easyPAY contactless payment program. ViVOpay’s latest innovation, the Dynamic Strip 1000 interface technology, has delivered a simplified and seamless upgrade to Shell Canada’s point of sale systems with no POS changes and only minimal host changes, providing ease of installation and operation. This advanced solution provides lower implementation costs as Shell Canada expands its easyPAY solution across Canada.
Based upon a wireless radio frequency (RF) technology that is unique to Shell Canada, the easyPAY system is the fastest and most convenient way to pay at Shell Canada. Users just have to wave their easyPAY key fobs in front of the in-store ViVOpay contactless readers and the POS system automatically transmits the tag information to Shell Canada’s host computer. The customers personal or credit card information is never stored on the tag and remains secure on Shell Canada’s system. easyPAY also offers the national AIR MILES(R) Reward Program to its users. easyPAY AIR MILES Collectors are automatically awarded AIR MILES for qualifying purchases, making this transaction a very convenient payment option.
“Today’s customers are looking for speed and convenience,” said Catherine Malepart at Shell Canada. “We chose ViVOtech’s technology because it is easy to use, cost effective and delivers the support that allows easyPAY to continue as a convenient payment option together with our customer loyalty programs.”
“It is gratifying that Shell Canada selected ViVOpay’s technology, which has the ability to upgrade existing systems to accept contactless payments without major costs,” said Mohammad Khan, president and COO at ViVOtech. “We are delighted that our technology is extending itself with major retailers across the globe who understand the benefits and convenience our powerful technology delivers for their contactless payment programs.”
About ViVOtech Products
ViVOtech’s ViVOpay line of contactless payment products integrate seamlessly with a merchant’s existing POS system without taking up precious counter space. The company also offers contactless cards and fobs with the software needed to support customized gift card, loyalty and reward programs. The Dynamic Strip DS 1000, one of the latest innovations from ViVOtech, is an interface technology that allows ViVOpay readers to connect to any POS system with little or no changes in software or hardware. As a result, merchants can quickly and easily upgrade their existing systems — dramatically reducing the costs of adopting contactless technology.
ViVOtech provides an end-to-end transaction platform that allows consumers to make contactless payments with radio frequency (RF) enabled credit cards, debit cards, key fobs, cell phones, PDAs and identity cards. The company’s products are backwards compatible with today’s existing POS infrastructure, providing seamless upgrades. With more than 70,000 of its contactless payment readers shipped around the world, ViVOtech products are found in Fast Food Restaurants (QSR), Casual Dining Establishments, Corporate Cafeterias, Parking Garages, and Movie Theaters as well as Convenience, Grocery, and Drug Stores. ViVOtech is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in Europe and Asia.