Apriva, Globalcom team up to make parking, vending and self-serve stations EMV-ready
By Colleen Cross
July 14, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ, and Mornago, Italy – Apriva is integrating its Gateway system with payments hardware from Globalcom Engineering to serve a variety of unattended markets in the U.S., including parking, kiosk, car wash, banking, gaming, airline kiosk, vending and retail.
“Patrons of unattended solutions want simple, safe, easy payments,” said Alessandro Gardinazzi, International Business Development, Globalcom, in a news release. “Combining our proven EMV ready hardware with Apriva’s connections gives consumers and vendors the customizable, high quality, easy experience they desire. Furthermore, Apriva has been a great partner for entering the U.S. market due to their knowledge of the U.S. unattended market and regulations, and their unmatched processor connections which will enable us to penetrate multiple market segments more quickly.”
This announcement follows on the heels of the recently announced partnership between Apriva and Amano McGann, a parking solutions provider serving more than 5,000 locations in North and South America. Amano McGann will be using Globalcom hardware solutions with Apriva technology, marking the first joint customer between the two brands, as well as the debut of the joint solution in the U.S. market.
A unique feature of the combined Apriva-Globalcom solution is that the payment application lives on the device itself, reducing the PCI scope and associated regulation compliance requirements, the release said.
“As the market continues to shift towards unattended payment terminals, we need solutions that address changing regulations such as EMV and provide customers a wide variety of payment options,” said Brian Sadowski, chief information officer at Apriva. “This partnership with Globalcom ensures that we’re giving both consumers and vendors the most comprehensive solution possible, making management, upgrades and payments easy, while also making it easier for customers like Amano McGann to quickly and easily adopt EMV.”