ViVOtech has announced a new reader, the ViVOpay 4000, designed to support a variety of contactless interfaces. The reader is compatible with ISO 14443 Type A/B, Infrared, Mifare and Ultralight Mifare, and is designed to support MasterCard(r) PayPass(tm), ExpressPay from American Express, and Visa Contactless.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. October 18, 2004 – ViVOtech, a leader in lifestyle payment transactions, today announced the ViVOpay 4000, a next-generation single or multi-lane contactless payment solution. The ViVOpay 4000 is designed to accept contactless payments such as MasterCard(r) PayPass(tm), ExpressPay from American Express(r), and Visa(r) Contactless. Measuring just 5 inches (unfolded), or 2.5 inches (folded) with a width of 4.2 inches, the ViVOpay 4000 makes it possible for retailers to seamlessly upgrade their systems by simply mounting the new device to any POS (point of sale) terminal. As a result, retailers obtain the benefits of a single physical point of interaction environment for consumers – providing speed and convenience for a rapid checkout – without cluttering their counter space.
The ViVOpay 4000 is designed to provide easy, convenient, and safe transaction in limited space counter environments such as movie theatres, ticket booths, quick service restaurants (QSR), car rental facilities, retail outlets and hospitality areas. It accepts payments in a wide variety of form factors or technologies such as key fobs, smart mobile phones, infrared devices or RF enabled payment cards. In addition, the ViVOpay 4000 has incorporated the benefits of both RFID and Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies providing the market with industry’s most versatile contactless system on the market today. The ViVOpay 4000 is an easy to mount reader for any POS systems and compliments to ViVOpay 3000 that has been very successful as a countertop contactless reader and has already been deployed at thousands of POS locations in North America.
Based upon patent pending design, the ViVOpay 4000 raises the bar with contactless readers. By accepting RF enabled credit cards or key fobs, retailers will be able to generate 20 percent larger ticket revenue and a 25 percent increase usage in payments versus cash.
“With our expertise in end-to-end contactless payment solutions, we are raising the bar in performance, compatibility and point of interaction design. This product will provide the market with a simplified offering that can increase sales and provide a convenient and secure payment experience for the consumer,” said Mohammad Khan, president & COO for ViVOtech. “Our advanced contactless system delivers the ease and flexibility that allows seamless upgrades in existing environments, accelerating the acceptance of contactless payments and setting a new milestone for ViVOtech in the market.”
About the ViVOpay 4000
The ViVOpay 4000 is compatible with the industry’s most popular interfaces including: ISO 14443 Type A/B, Infrared, Mifare and Ultralight Mifare, and is designed to support MasterCard(r) PayPass(tm), ExpressPay from American Express, and Visa Contactless. The device provides a robust operating temperature range from 0 to 40c (32 to 104 F) and is able to withstand a humidity range from 20to 90 percent- non-condensing.
In addition, the ViVOpay 4000 delivers an array of benefits including:
Revenue increase generated by contactless payments that uplift and increase spending usage
Speed and convenience offered by rapid checkout during peak hours along with the ability to serve additional customers
Simplified easy integration that allows the unit to mount to any POS (Point of sale terminal) seamlessly and unobtrusively
Low-cost system upgrade that only costs a fraction of the replacement costs for new contactless enabled POS systems.
The ViVOpay 4000 will be available for shipment in volume quantities in November, 2004.
Explore more developments dealing with the implementation of Near Field Communications, a short-range wireless technology that promises to revolutionize contactless identification, payment, access, and more. Click to visit NFCNews.