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VendScreen touchscreen devices accept Apple Pay in U.S.


November 13, 2014
By Canadian Vending

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Nov. 13, 2014, Portland, OR – VendScreen’s retrofit
touchscreen devices are verified to support Apple Pay, now available in the
United States iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, said the company in a news release.

Nov. 13, 2014, Portland, OR – VendScreen’s retrofit
touchscreen devices are verified to support Apple Pay, now available in the
United States iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, said the company in a news release.

Accepting Apple Pay
will incur no additional costs for vending operators with current VendScreen
touchscreen device installations, and no hardware upgrade is required. The
update will be rolled out to all devices over the next several weeks.

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“VendScreen touchscreen devices were engineered to be part
of a payment technology ecosystem, enabling our customers to cost-effectively
transform their existing legacy machines into intelligent, interactive retail
outlets,” said Dave Grano, president and chief executive officer of VendScreen,
in the release.

 

The release of Apple Pay has sparked a renewed interest in
mobile payments using Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows
users to pay using their smartphones. NFC technology enables secure
communication between a smartphone and a payment device with no physical contact.
VendScreen currently has more than 6,000 touchscreen payment devices in use
across the United States.

“We integrated VendScreen technology with Apple Pay to
expand our support of mobile payment apps enabled by NFC technology, which
already includes compatibility with Google Wallet and SoftCard,” said Grano.

Consumers are rapidly moving to cashless payment methods, said
the company in the release, citing a market research study conducted by Javelin
Strategy & Research, which suggests the number of cash transactions by
consumers is expected to drop to 23 per cent by 2017. A majority of these
cashless transactions are still enabled with credit and debit cards. VendScreen
touchscreen devices accept credit and debit cards, and the technology enables
operators to offer a modern, personalized purchase experience that provides
consumers with the information and options they want, such as cashless payment,
nutrition information, instant help and credit codes for refunds, for
approximately the same price as basic card swipe payment devices.