ViVOtech says its NFC provisioning software for mobile payments is being used in the first NFC mobile payment trial in Latin America. It also announced the launch of the newest version of its ViVOpay Kiosk II, a two-piece modular reader that enables easy installation in self-service systems.
The Visa-led Guatemalan deployment marks Latin America’s first NFC-based mobile payment pilot and use of payWave-enabled mobile handsets at hundreds of merchants that have installed the ViVOpay 5000 contactless payment readers.
ViVOtech’s readers and software were deployed in partnership with CompaAia de Procesamiento de Medios de Pago de Guatemala, known as Visanet Guatemala, Banco Industrial and Banco Uno and is expected to last six months. Mobile payments will be available to more than 200 Visa cardholders whose credit card data will be migrated onto the cell phone, allowing them to use the Visa payWave feature.
The ViVOtech suite of provisioning products has been used in multiple NFC mobile programs worldwide and enables mobile phone payments, promotions and marketing programs.
The company also announced at CARTES in Paris the launch of its new ViVOpay Kiosk II, which is certified to work with all major contactless payment programs without requiring the total systems to go through a re-certification process with card associations and network providers.
Kiosk II is comprised of a compact controller module and a customer-facing contactless antenna module for integration into a new customer facing self-service system. Each module in the ViVOpay solution is packaged individually, giving equipment manufacturers greater flexibility in integrating contactless payment functionality with their systems. This allows the controller module to be securely installed within the cabinetry of a the system while the small footprint antenna is installed in a customer-facing location with minimal effort.
The product also features a weather-proof customer-facing antenna that allows it to be used in self-ordering kiosk systems across a variety of industries, including parking meters, ticket validation/payment machines, transit turnstile systems, airport self check-in systems and on buses ticket acceptance machines. Kiosk II also enables self service systems to accept transactions from NFC mobile phone for payments, ticketing, promotions, and coupon redemption applications.