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    ViVOtech Launches Payment Device With Contactless NRC Mobile Acceptance

    Next-Generation ViVOpay 8800e and 8100e offers global merchants a PCI 2.1 PIN-compliant platform to accept EMV smart cards; contactless and magnetic stripe cards; and NFC mobile payments.

    PARIS -- ViVOtech, a leader in Near Field Communication (NFC) software and contactless NFC payment systems, launched its new breed of customer-facing payment acceptance devices globally -- the ViVOpay 8800e for merchants. Featuring EMV chip, PCI 2.1 certification and built-in contactless NFC technology, the new fully featured ViVOpay 8800e device is equipped with a 16 million color HD display and tactile keypad enabling merchants around the world to accept EMV smart cards, contactless and magnetic-stripe cards, and handset-based NFC mobile payments, the company reported. The same system also allows merchants to deliver personalized NFC mobile loyalty and marketing programs to their customers’ mobile devices.

    “With tens of millions of NFC mobile phones about to hit the market in 2011 and EMV continuing to gain traction in the U.S., merchants have to be ready for the surge with the right technology,” Mohammad Khan, president and founder of ViVOtech said in a released statement. “The ViVOpay 8000 series products integrate with both contactless NFC and EMV technologies, along with ViVOtech mobile loyalty and coupon software, providing merchants with long-term protection on their investments, while enabling them to offer a high-value and interactive shopping experience for their customers.”

    The ViVOpay 8800e features built-in contactless NFC mobile acceptance support, versatile ViVOcomm protocol and intelligent mobile loyalty software that enables merchants to offer mobile coupons, offers and loyalty programs to their customers that can drive more store traffic and create up-sell opportunities while customers are in store, the company reported.

    Using the convenient and powerful ViVOpay 8000 products, customers can redeem mobile coupons and promotions electronically with contactless or mag-stripe cards, contactless sticker-attached to existing phones or NFC-enabled mobile phones.

    Equipped with a powerful ARM9 processor, Linux operating system, integrated contactless NFC reader, magnetic-stripe reader and high-capacity memory, the new devices allow merchants to future-proof their investment for the next generation of customer-facing devices that will grow over time, driven by a highly mobile consumer base. ViVOpay 8000e products are EMV Chip card certified, PCI 2.1 certified for highly secured PIN entry of debit card transactions using an ADA-compliant keypad, and provide optional support for signature capture and end-to-end encryption for a wide variety of payment card transactions.

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