SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & MORNAGO, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apriva, the leading provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions, today announced a partnership with Globalcom Engineering, a leader in payments hardware. By integrating Apriva’s Gateway with Globalcom hardware, this partnership brings proven EMV hardware into a wide variety of unattended markets in the U.S., including parking, kiosk, car wash, banking, gaming, airline kiosk, vending, and retail.
“Patrons of unattended solutions want simple, safe, easy payments,” said Alessandro Gardinazzi, International Business Development, Globalcom. “Combining our proven EMV ready hardware with Apriva’s connections gives consumers and vendors the customizable, high quality, easy experience they desire. Furthermore, Apriva has been a great partner for entering the U.S. market due to their knowledge of the U.S. unattended market and regulations, and their unmatched processor connections, which will enable us to penetrate multiple market segments more quickly.”
This announcement follows on the heels of the recently announced partnership between Apriva and Amano McGann, the leading parking solutions provider serving more than 5,000 locations in North and South America. Amano McGann will be utilizing Globalcom hardware solutions with Apriva technology, marking the first joint customer between the two brands, as well as the debut of the joint solution in the U.S. market. A unique feature of the combined Apriva-Globalcom solution is that the payment application lives on the device itself, reducing the PCI scope and associated regulation compliance requirements.
“As the market continues to shift towards unattended payment terminals, we need solutions that address changing regulations such as EMV and provide customers a wide variety of payment options,” said Brian Sadowski, Chief Information Officer at Apriva. “This partnership with Globalcom ensures that we’re giving both consumers and vendors the most comprehensive solution possible, making management, upgrades and payments easy, while also making it easier for customers like Amano McGann to quickly and easily adopt EMV.”
Apriva's Integration Services Program allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and mobile and embedded developers, to easily implement credit, debit, EBT, loyalty and closed-loop payment processing into their solutions. Once integrated, applications and POS solutions can communicate with the Apriva Gateway over a wired or wireless network providing access to payment processing providers. Apriva maintains relationships with more than 35 payment processors in North America, along with all leading wireless carriers, and currently works with more than 1,000 merchant acquirers and ISOs across the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end, security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit www.apriva.com.
Headquartered in Italy, Globalcom is highly specialized in the design and development of high-technology devices for the data transmission and payment systems sectors. Globalcom was founded in 1999 and currently operates in the gas station, ticketing, parking, industrial automation, kiosk and vending, mobility solutions, transport, public administration and retail sectors, supplying terminals for transactions based on credit, debit, contactless and loyalty cards. Globalcom technology and products support businesses and people throughout their daily lives by ensuring fast, professional and secure transactions, at all times and in all places. Globalcom’s presence in North America is driven by Current Components. Current Components manages support, software development, repair, integration, key injection, and logistics from their East Coast offices in Maryland and Massachusetts.