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    New ViVOtech Devices to Support NFC Mobile Payments

    The vendor helps retailers prepare for surge in NFC mobile phones use.

    Near Field Communication (NFC) software and contactless NFC payment systems provider ViVOtech, has launched its new line of customer-facing payment acceptance devices, the ViVOpay 8800e for merchants to help retailers leverage the surge of NFC cell phones becoming available.

    “With tens of millions of NFC mobile phones about to hit the market in 2011 and EMV continuing to gain traction in the U.S., merchants have to be ready for the surge with the right technology,” said Mohammad Khan, president and founder of ViVOtech. “The ViVOpay 8000 series products integrate with both contactless NFC and EMV technologies, along with ViVOtech mobile loyalty and coupon software, providing merchants with long-term protection on their investments while enabling them to offer a high-value and interactive shopping experience for their customers.”

    Featuring EMV chip, PCI 2.1 certification and built-in contactless NFC technology, the new fully featured ViVOpay 8800e device is equipped with a 16 million color HD display and tactile keypad enabling merchants to accept EMV smart cards, contactless and magnetic-stripe cards, and handset-based NFC mobile payments. The same system also allows merchants to deliver personalized NFC mobile loyalty and marketing programs to their customers’ mobile devices.

    The new device also features built-in contactless NFC mobile acceptance support, versatile ViVOcomm protocol and intelligent mobile loyalty software that enables merchants to offer mobile coupons, offers, and loyalty programs to their customers.

    Using the ViVOpay 8000 line of products, shoppers can redeem mobile coupons and promotions electronically with contactless or mag-stripe cards, contactless sticker-attached to existing phones or NFC-enabled mobile phones.

    ViVOpay 8000e products are EMV Chip card certified, PCI 2.1 certified for highly secured PIN entry of debit card transactions using an ADA-compliant keypad, and provide optional support for signature capture and end-to-end encryption for a wide variety of payment card transactions.

    The ViVOpay 8000 products interface with popular POS and ECR systems used by retailers today, and post-deployment firmware updates via remote download keep the system current and compliant, while eliminating the need for additional hardware or device resetting.

    Santa Clara, Calif.-based ViVOtech (www.vivotech.com) enables next-generation NFC mobile payments, loyalty, and marketing solutions – providing mobile wallet, patented Over-The-Air (OTA) provisioning, Trusted Service Manager infrastructure, NFC touch point (smart poster) management, and loyalty/coupon management software, and contactless NFC payment acceptance terminals.


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