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Electronic Transfer, Inc. has been a Spokane Credit Card Processing company since 1989 and has always offered merchant accounts with the newest cutting edge technology with low pricing. With your Spokane Merchant Services, you can be equipped to accept the newest ” and one of the most secure ” methods of payment: Apple Pay. With Apple Pay, your customers can make secure purchases with one touch. No more swiping or signing. No more searching the wallet or purse for the credit card.
IL-based Infinite Peripherals has developed an iOS application that enables basic scanning into other iOS applications using a keyboard extension.
Samsung Pay will be a reality this summer following the launch of the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones on April 10th. Visa and MasterCard are fully supportive of Apple Pay’s newest and most formidable competitor.
Among the newest Panasonic’s products for 2015 is the Toughpad FZ-R1, the industry’s first*1 7-inch all-in-one mobile POS tablet running Windows 8.1 for retail environments and to meet the changing omni-channel customer expectations while providing secure transaction capabilities.
Although NFC has been around for as long as QR code technology, it hasn’t been as widely adopted. The main reason for this is that NFC chips previously had to be embedded in marketing materials, making it awkward and expensive. However more recently, the development of NFC-enabled papers and plastics has opened up fantastic new opportunities to direct mail marketers.
SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) are now receiving a device that brings the future of retail technology right into their stores: the Perka beacon. First Data has enhanced the Perka mobile loyalty solution with a small, low-powered device that communicates wirelessly with the Perka app, enabling increased customer engagement and a faster, more personalized retail experience.
Visa moves 500 employees to downtown San Francisco to hobnob with payment innovators. The centerpiece of One Market will be an innovation center designed to provide an immersive experience for clients and partners, where they can interact with Visa subject-matter experts, and explore new products and technologies that advance the payment experience in areas such as mobile, security and cloud-based technologies.
Visa has opened its One Market innovation center and office space at One Market Street in San Francisco. The move provides Visa technologists, clients, partners and the Bay Area tech community an innovative space to jointly develop the next generation of commerce applications.The centerpiece of One Market will be an innovation center designed to provide an immersive experience for clients and partners, where they can interact with Visa subject-matter experts, and explore new products and technologies that advance the payment experience in areas such as mobile, security and cloud-based technologies. The space has been designed to encourage dynamic interaction and real-time experimentation, and is expected to attract Bay Area technology talent who want to develop the next generation of commerce solutions by working with the industry leader in payments.
USA Technologies announced its loyalty and prepaid program, MORE., is now integrated with AirVend’s interactive touchscreen point-of-sale device. The combined solution is designed to provide customers of AirVend added convenience, choice and new revenue opportunities. MORE. lets users of ePort Connect offer their consumers rewards and discount offers for products purchased at their cashless-enabled locations, thus building loyalty, repeat business and a greater understanding of their consumers’ purchasing preferences. MORE. is offered as an extension to USAT’s comprehensive ePort Connect® service, a one-stop cashless payment service that now supports more than 6,650 customers.
Mashreq pioneers its Tap n Go NFC Sticker solution and is set to redefine the world of mobile payments. The Tap n Go Sticker makes low-value purchases exceedingly simple by converting any mobile phone of any generation into a credit card that can then be used to make contactless payments at thousands of retail outlets in the UAE and abroad.The Sticker is powered by the latest NFC technology that helps it to communicate wirelessly and securely with payment terminals, allowing transactions to be processed instantly. Existing Mashreq credit card customers can easily apply for the Tap n Go Sticker through MashreqOnline or the 24X7 Direct Banking Centre while new to Mashreq customers can get their Stickers just by applying for a Mashreq credit card.
Amazon today unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new breakthrough technologies that allow you to see and interact with the world through a whole new lens. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond to the way you hold, view, and move Fire, enabling experiences not possible on other smartphones. Firefly quickly recognizes things in the real world”web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, movies, music, and millions of products, and lets you take action in seconds”all with the simple press of the Firefly button.