QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pipeline Data Inc. (OTCBB:PPDA) announced today that its AIRCHARGE® subsidiary, a leader in wireless payment processing, has released its first Bluetooth® card swipe and printer solution for Research In Motion's (NASDAQ: RIMM) BlackBerry® smartphones operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband and Nextel National Networks. The offering expands the number of BlackBerry smartphones that are now compatible with AIRCHARGE for use by mobile merchants to accept credit card payments.
AIRCHARGE credit card payment solutions are used by merchants to accept payments in many types of mobile environments including HVAC, plumbing, limousine and taxi, delivery, trade show, flea market or any situation where access to standard phone lines is limited, expensive, or simply not convenient or available.
“The addition of Bluetooth® solutions expands the market for our product offerings and enables the large and growing number of mobile business owners who utilize BlackBerry smartphones to experience the convenience, savings and security of accepting credit card payments wirelessly,” stated James L. Plappert, chief marketing officer of AIRCHARGE.
The AIRCHARGE payment processing software can be loaded onto the customer’s BlackBerry smartphone over-the-air (OTA) and is compatible with virtually any merchant processing account. The AIRCHARGE JavaME™ software for wireless payment processing has been certified to run on the BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130, BlackBerry® 8703e, BlackBerry® 7520, BlackBerry® 7250 and BlackBerry® 7130e smartphones, all operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and the BlackBerry® 7100i smartphone, operating on the Nextel National Network. The new AIRCHARGE software and latest version of AirBlue Pro swipe/printer includes upgrades to the credit card reader, printing speed and battery life.
About Pipeline Data Inc.
Pipeline Data Inc. (PPDA) is a value-added provider of merchant payment processing services and other related software products. The Company currently delivers credit and debit card –based payment processing and related services to small to medium-sized merchants who operate either in a physical “brick and mortar” business environment, over the Internet or wirelessly utilizing cellular phones. Pipeline’s payment processing services enable merchants to process traditional card-present, or “swipe” transactions, as well as card-not-present transactions. For more information, please visit www.aircharge.com and www.pipelinedata.com.
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