MALVERN, PA -- Two payment technology behemoths are teaming up to combine their cashless hardware and payments technology. USA Technologies Inc. and Ingenico Group said they have, together, a "best-in-class" solution that will be available in the United States.
By offering Ingenico Group's payment hardware, USAT customers will be able to add an EMV contact solution to their payment portfolios. In turn, Ingenico Group can leverage USAT's Quick Connect or the ePort Connect platform for use with its PCI v4-certified, EMV and NFC/contactless unattended payment hardware -- the iUC285 (pictured here).
Paris-based Ingenico Group, with U.S. offices in Alpharetta, GA, says it has 32 million terminals working in more than 170 countries.
"Our goal is to offer merchants the best payment solutions across a variety of verticals and provide consumers with fast, simple and secure purchasing experiences," said Ingenico Group North America director of sales for strategic verticals Bruce Rasmussen. "Further, we seek to provide the most innovative solutions to empower merchants, and by working with USA Technologies we're able to meet our objective to expand the most secure payment options to the unattended retail market."
With the combined offering, USAT plans to provide unattended retail operators the ability to use Ingenico's payment hardware on USAT's cashless payment network. USAT said the combination of its platform of services and Ingenico Group's hardware could benefit a number of industries in the unattended market including vending, kiosks, education, retail, hospitality and parking.
Merchants could gain access to automatic updates to payment software, settings, security and point-of-sale insight data through USAT's ePort Connect network with the ability to layer on services like consumer engagement, loyalty programs and payroll deduct.
"With Ingenico Group hardware, our customers would be expanding the payment acceptance possibilities, while we work to increase our presence in new market sectors where USAT's cashless payment technology could be utilized," said USAT chief services officer Michael Lawlor.