VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech and Equinox Payments plan to integrate and support the Isis Mobile Commerce Application in current and future product lines. Isis is the joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. The agreements with leading payment systems providers will help accelerate the wide-scale introduction and adoption of mobile commerce.
“Payment systems suppliers provide critical infrastructure for the development of mobile commerce,” said Scott Mulloy, chief technology officer (CTO), Isis. “Today’s announcement is an important step in enabling NFC [near-field communication] technology adoption throughout the mobile commerce industry. It also validates the open platform approach being offered by Isis across multiple business sectors.”
Payment device suppliers will enable Isis mobile commerce across several of their product lines, offering merchants flexibility in how they upgrade to Isis-enabled payment terminals. Merchants will become Isis-enabled through a combination of new payment acceptance systems and NFC add-on devices, as well as remote software upgrades of certain devices already in the field.
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