The ViVOpay 5000 is now available for use in the new MasterCard® PayPass™ contactless programs throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Canada. The ViVOpay 5000 reader received the MasterCard PayPass-M/Chip Offline and Online Mag Stripe certifications. This certification expands the previous global certifications for PayPass MagStripe program in the United States and the OneSmart® MasterCard PayPass and Pre-Authorized programs in EMV countries guaranteeing the ViVOpay 5000 can be used globally to support MasterCard PayPass initiatives worldwide. Additionally, this certification enables ViVOpay 5000 to be used in London for the national rollout of PayPass.
ViVOtech Announces ViVOpay 5000 Contactless Payment Reader for Use with New MasterCard® PayPass™ Programs in EMEA, Latin America, and Canada
Contactless Payment Leader’s ViVOpay 5000 Expands Global Certification for MasterCard PayPass Contactless Programs; Debuts at London Contactless Launch in the UK
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–ViVOtech, the leader in Near Field Communication (NFC) and contactless payment systems, today announced that its ViVOpay 5000 is now available to participants in new MasterCard® PayPass™ contactless programs throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and Canada. The ViVOpay 5000 reader received the MasterCard PayPass-M/Chip Offline Only, -M/Chip Online Capable and Mag Stripe certifications. This certification expands the previous global certifications for PayPass MagStripe program in the United States and the OneSmart® MasterCard PayPass and Pre-Authorized programs in EMV countries guaranteeing the ViVOpay 5000 can be used globally to support MasterCard PayPass initiatives worldwide. Additionally, this certification enables ViVOpay 5000 to be used in London for the national rollout of PayPass.
ViVOtech has shipped over 320,000 ViVOpay readers to a wide variety of merchants in 27 countries all over the world. The ViVOpay 5000 has proved to be the company’s best selling product in countries where EMV smart cards are currently being adopted in record numbers. As part of the certification process to support MasterCard PayPass standards for contactless payments, ViVOtech submitted the ViVOpay 5000 to an independent laboratory to undergo extensive testing to demonstrate software stability, card data security and interoperability. MasterCard’s approval represents an industry-recognized level of performance and quality that demonstrates an extra layer of confidence for banks and retailers in their decision to partner with ViVOtech.
“The expanded global certification of our ViVOpay 5000 reader allows us to continue supporting new MasterCard PayPass contactless payment initiatives to all regions across the globe – from EMEA, Latin America, and Canada to a new launch in the UK later this month,.” commented Mohammad Khan, President and Founder of ViVOtech. “ViVOtech’s ViVOpay payment readers are already in broad use at some of the world’s largest retailers and are available through well established distributors, VARs and integrators throughout these regions. Customers can now deploy the most advanced contactless payments systems with the assurance that its usability, performance, and security performs according to the rigorous guidelines established by MasterCard.”
For the upcoming London MasterCard PayPass launch ViVOtech products will be available through existing supply channels Secure Retail Ltd and Box Technologies.
About the ViVOpay 5000
The ViVOpay 5000 is an intelligent payment reader that features advanced contactless functionality in a flexible architecture. Key benefits for merchants include:
- Compatibility: Compatible with all worldwide contactless payment programs run by major organizations.
- Interactive Display: Directs consumers through the contactless buying process with helpful prompts.
- Large Flash memory size of 512 Kbytes for additional contactless and NFC mobile payment and promotion applications
- Remote firmware download capabilities for extending operations to include future technology upgrades.
- Powerful ARM processor optimizes multiple payment applications and provides advanced functionality.
- USB and Serial connectivity extends technology to both POS and ECR systems.
- Quality: Is well known for its good quality as needed for well managed support by merchants and banks.
ViVOtech (www.ViVOtech.com) is the market leader in NFC mobile payments, promotions, over the air (OTA) provisioning infrastructure software, transaction management software, NFC smart posters and contactless terminals. These innovative solutions allow millions of consumers to make contactless payments with radio frequency-enabled credit/debit cards, key fobs and NFC mobile phones. ViVOtech’s products are used by some of the most prominent retailers worldwide with close to 320,000 contactless terminals shipped in 27 countries. In 2007, ViVOtech was named #1 in New ABI Research Contactless reader ranking. ViVOtech was also recognized as Top Contactless Payment Technology Vendor in Aberdeen Group’s “Retail Contactless Payment Report.” In August 2007, ViVOtech announced strategic investments from First Data Corporation, a leading provider of electronic and payment solutions for businesses worldwide, and NCR Corporation, a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationship with their customers. Both companies use ViVOtech technologies and systems to further their contactless/NFC offerings.
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