Android Pay Now Works At Vending Machines Running Cantaloupe's Seed

Posted On: 9/15/2015

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Cantaloupe Systems, Seed Cashless, vending, Android Pay SAN FRANCISCO -- Android Pay is now accepted at all vending machines running Seed Cashless, a card and mobile payments solution from Cantaloupe Systems. Android Pay is the new contactless payment technology unveiled by Google in May, and now available for Android smartphone users who can use it to pay for goods by tapping their phones in more than one million locations, and growing, in the U.S.

Android Pay is based on near-field communication technology, like Apple Pay, which Seed began supporting a year ago; Visa Checkout and MasterCard Contactless also are compatible. Cantaloupe points out that Seed Cashless card readers have always included NFC capability, alongside traditional credit and debit cards. Accepting Android Pay requires no hardware upgrade and no additional cost to vending operators who use Seed Cashless.

"Seed Cashless was born ready for mobile payments," said Cantaloupe president and CRO Anant Agrawal. "We've always included NFC technology in every card reader because we predicted that the payments industry would eventually coalesce on it, and we didn't want our customers to get stuck with swipe-only hardware that would soon become obsolete."

In addition to the cashless module, Cantaloupe's products include Seed Office, a mobile-ready VMS; Seed Pro, a route optimization tool; and Seed Delivery, a mobile tool for office coffee service. These products are part of Seed Cloud, an end-to-end, Web-based solution for managing vending operations.