oti and USA Technologies Ready for Apple Pay
Partners Expect Rollout of Apple Pay to Accelerate Adoption of Cashless and Mobile Payments in Rapidly Growing Self Serve Retail Market
Malvern, Pa. and New Providence, N.J., Oct 21, 2014 — USA Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT), a solutions provider of secure cashless transactions for unattended point-of-sale and On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti)(NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, today confirm that oti’s NFC contactless Saturn 6500 readers deployed in the U.S. with USAT’s ePort solutions are compatible with Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payment service, and will accept payment made by consumers with Apple Pay.
Apple Pay enables iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch users to make secure cashless payments at terminals that support NFC. oti’s Saturn 6500 line of readers was designed specifically for the unattended self-service market, providing reliable support for quick and easy electronic payments involving either magnetic strip or contactless transactions.
“We began this work nearly 10 years ago as a valued partner of USA Technologies,” said Gonen Ziv, president of oti America. “We have seen significant traction in NFC with the introduction of Softcard and other mobile-based payment wallets, and the sales momentum for our family of cashless payment readers continues to grow, now fueled also by the introduction of Apple Pay. We believe that the market is at a tipping point in the transition to NFC-based cashless payments given their extra level of security and convenience. Thanks to strong channel partners like USA Technologies, the growing adoption of our NFC based products in the self-serve markets ideally positions us to capitalize on this multi-billion dollar revolution.”
Cary Sagady, Sr. VP Network Solutions and Product Management for USA Technologies commented: “oti has been a great strategic partner for us. Our shared vision for the future of NFC enabled cashless payments has enabled us to work closely together to equip our customers with cutting-edge hardware and services. Today, these customers are benefitting from that vision by being able to accept mobile payment on their existing point of sale devices. For example, based on our experience with mobile payments thus far, the average ticket for mobile purchases in our customer locations is approximately $1.70, compared to an average cash ticket of $1.16, and an average credit/debit card purchase of $1.53. While our solutions using oti NFC technology have long-supported electronic wallets based on Android, BlackBerry and Windows platform, we anticipate the roll out of Apple Pay will further transform the industry and accelerate demand for NFC enabled locations as consumer acceptance, participation at machines and overall sales increases as a result.”
With 150,000 NFC terminals already in the marketplace ready to accept Apple Pay, USA Technologies is a market leader, and the largest provider of NFC acceptance points in the unattended machine market.
oti CEO Ofer Tziperman added: “The unattended machine market presents a tremendous growth opportunity for oti and USA Technologies. There are an estimated $120 billion in transactions flowing through 15-20 million unattended/self-serve retail locations in the U.S. alone. This includes millions of locations in commercial laundry, kiosks, ticket machines, parking meters, Internet access terminals, bike kiosks and other locations that involve unattended cashless transactions. Additionally, there are more than 30 million food and drink vending machines worldwide, with a vast majority lacking cashless transaction capabilities. As market leaders, oti and USA Technologies expect to continue to drive significant growth as consumer demand for electronic payments continues to grow.”
About USA Technologies
USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect® is the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of small ticket, self-service retailing industries. USA Technologies also provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC-ready ePort® G-series, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect, an API Web service for developers. USA Technologies has been granted 87 patents and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon and customers such as Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at www.usatech.com.
On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. oti’s field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. oti markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.
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