Integral is piloting VeriFone’s next generation VX Evolution contactless payment solution with merchants in the UK and Ireland, according to Internetretailing.net.
Supporting the latest PCI PTS 3.0 standards, the VX Evolution line is designed to accept both contactless payment cards and NFC-enabled smart phones.
Integral says will first introduce the VX 680 for the pilot, which features a high memory capacity that enables merchants to run loyalty programs and other NFC services, says Internetretialing.net.
The VX 680 can also use Wi-Fi, GPRS or Bluetooth communication technology, making it able to accept payments on the go.
Eric Cooney, head of marketing at Integral comments: “We’re still in the pilot stage, assessing performance in the field and taking customer feedback before rolling out to more merchants. Initial feedback is very positive. Being the first with this new technology means we are ahead of the trend as I firmly believe within a short time many smart phones from major vendors will be NFC capable and this will drive NFC forward as a standard payment method.”