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Cantaloupe Systems Seed Cashless vending machines will accept Android Pay


June 2, 2015
By Canadian Vending

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June 2, 2015, San Francisco, CA –
Cantaloupe Systems, a provider
of cloud-based, mobile technologies, recently announced it will support Android Pay, the new
contactless payment capability unveiled by Google.

June 2, 2015, San Francisco, CA –
Cantaloupe Systems, a provider
of cloud-based, mobile technologies, recently announced it will support Android Pay, the new
contactless payment capability unveiled by Google.

The technology will be pre-installed on virtually all new
Android-based handsets coming from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, the company
said in a news release, adding that it will be backward compatible with most
Android handsets in the market (as long as they have Near-Field Communication and
can support KitKat+).

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Android Pay will be accepted on all machines running Seed
Cashless payment system. Accepting Android Pay will require no hardware upgrade
and no additional cost to vending operators utilizing the system.

Google’s Android Pay will replace its current mobile payment
offering of Google Wallet and Softcard (whom Google acquired earlier this
year), which were also based on NFC technology but involved multiple steps to
use.

“Seed Cashless was born ready for mobile payments. We’ve
always included Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in every card reader
because we predicted that the payments industry would eventually coalesce on
NFC and we didn’t want our customers to get stuck with swipe-only hardware that
would soon become obsolete,” said Anant Agrawal, CRO and president of
Cantaloupe Systems.