CardEase Mobile the world's first Chip and Pin payment app soon available on BlackBerry and other smartphonesPress release July 15, 2010 IT
Leading card payment solutions provider CreditCall is launching a Chip & PIN payment app initially for BlackBerry® smartphones.
CreditCall is developing a payment app called CardEase Mobile (Youtube: http://www.cardeasemobile.com/) that allows fully secured Chip & PIN (EMV) or magnetic-stripe transactions to take place on BlackBerry and other smartphones becoming available in fall 2010 from the usual online resources.
The card is read and the user’s PIN entered on a separate Bluetooth-linked PIN Pad that can be paired to the smartphone. The data is encrypted while in transit and on a smartphone, then sent over a wireless network to authorize the transaction. A transaction receipt can then be sent to the customer by email, SMS or in paper format from an optional printer.
Truly mobile payment solutions are typically used by field service technicians and mobile traders, as well as queue-busting in busy retail environments. Although CardEase Mobile can be used as a standalone application, such as selling clothing and merchandise at a festival, it is aimed at third-party developers who can integrate with other smartphone apps such as retail order-taking or field service. An easy-to-use API will be available as well.
Marketing Director at CreditCall, Peter Alcock, said: “We have experienced huge interest in CardEase Mobile from across the globe; particularly in areas of the world where Chip & PIN credit cards are already in use. We have shown the solution to a number of potential partners, which has created a real buzz about its capabilities.”
A demo is available on YouTube on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpYWFDTgFLk
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CreditCall (CreditCall Corporation in the US) is a specialist payment services provider and transaction gateway with global recognition for innovation in credit card acceptance. The company provides ultra-high reliability card payment solutions. These are deployed for e-Commerce, Mail Order, Call Centres, and virtually any kind of unattended terminal, including parking and ticketing machines, and self-service kiosks. Its mainstay product, the CardEaseXML payment protocol, is available as a free download from the company’s website, allowing developers unprecedented ease in providing card payment on new and existing systems. The company has offices in Bristol and New York and operates a secure global transaction processing network.
Tel: +44 (0) 117 930 44 55
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CreditCall Communications Ltd,
Merchants House South, Wapping Road, Bristol. BS1 4RW, UK