ViVOtech, a producer of contactless payment readers, will be supplying point of sale devices to SmartCentric’s SmartCity products, allowing the company’s existing customers, among them colleges and universities, to maintain their investment in their POS infrastructure.
Dublin, Ireland and West Palm Beach, Florida–SmartCentric Technologies International Ltd (SmartCentric), the leading provider of smart card systems, has partnered with ViVOtech to offer contactless Point of Sale devices on the popular SmartCity product. ViVOtech is the market leader for contactless payment readers for existing and new Point of Sale terminals, allowing cardholders to use quick and convenient contactless card technology for purchases and loyalty.
The smart card market is rapidly moving towards the use of contactless cards for purchases that are currently use cash. The SmartCityr system has provided contact card systems to its 5 million issued card base worldwide since 1996, and since 2005 has been offering contactless to its customers.
Kieran Timmins, CEO of SmartCentric Technologies comments “The partnership with ViVOtech allows us to add contactless readers onto existing conventional Point of Sale devices, thus allowing our customers to maintain their investment in Point of Sale infrastructure. It also allows us to offer the flexibility of allowing payments using contact, contactless or both technologies, in the one Point of Sale device.”
“We are delighted to partner with SmartCentric,” says Mohammad Khan, President and Founder of ViVOtech, “the addition of the ViVOtech technology to SmartCityr offers campuses and businesses the option to leverage existing contactless access control card systems for payments in and around the campuses offering cardholders increased transaction speed and convenience of one multiple use card.”
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