Mobile Computing Power

Since beginning to explore the potential for mobile commerce in 1999, Apriva has become an industry leader in secure mobile communications and wireless payment processing. With our help, thousands of merchants, resellers, and government agencies have discovered freedom, security, and ultimate peace of mind.

1999

Chris Spinella, Paul Coppinger, Michael Klingen and Rinaldo Spinella found company and begin offering wireless gateway services.

2000

Apriva raises venture funds and launches Apriva POS for RIM® devices.

2002

Apriva begins working with the US Intelligence Community to develop smart card readers for RIM devices.

2003

Apriva signs First Data™ as its first major customer for wireless gateway services.

2006

Apriva wins first certification with Bermuda and Mexico customers, following 2005 Canadian certification.

2006

Apriva contracts with L-3 Communications and General Dynamics for AprivaMail™ SME PED development. Apriva develops first Bluetooth® universal smart card reader for use with multiple devices.

2008

Apriva obtains certification on more than 35 different payment platforms.

2008

Apriva wins contract with Defense Information Systems Agency to provide private gateway services for secure mobile mail, including secret mail, for the Department of Defense (DoD).

2009

Apriva launches wireless payment services to vending / unattended markets.

2009

Apriva contracts with Intermec & Motorola to provide PKI-based domain access control to the DoD.

2010

Apriva introduces AprivaPay™, a paymentcard application for mobile phones. Apriva partners with AT&T™ to introduce new mobile applications on smartphones for small business POS.

2012

Apriva introduces AprivaLife™, a customizable, cloud-based mobile commerce application that combines payments, loyalty, offers, location- based services, social media and identification features.

2013

Apriva launches its newest mobile payment application, AprivaPay™ Plus, an app that turns an Apple or Android device into a mobile point of sale.

2013

Apriva introduces Apriva POS™ Universal Application, a software solution that enables merchant services providers to seamlessly deliver feature and compliance updates to disparate POS terminal families.

2014

Apriva introduces its Gateway Integration Program which allows payment application developers to implement credit, debit, loyalty, closed-loop, and EMV payment processing.

Payment Processing

With the largest support network of payment devices and processors, Apriva POS gives businesses the ability to accept card payments using the equipment and vendors that work best for their business. Learn more about how we integrate hardware, software, network services, management tools, and support.

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Secure Communications

With stamps of approval from the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense (DoD), Apriva’s Information Security Systems allow government agencies and high-security businesses to safely communicate over public wireless networks. See how our technology empowers customers to communicate with confidence.

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The Apriva Story: It all began with Kool-Aid

In 1999, Apriva Co-Founder Mike Klingen’s daughter accidentally dropped a BlackBerry RIM device in a glass of Kool-Aid. Like any technology fan, Klingen decided to see if he could salvage the device with the help of his friends (and future co-founders). This science experiment revealed new possibilities for mobile commerce and set wheels in motion that would change the payment industry forever.

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AprivaTalk: Proprietary Secure Messaging Tech

  • Securely sends data across a variety of networks and systems
  • Tested by the US Intelligence Community and certified by the DoD
  • Compliant with payment industry security standards, including PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, and Mastercard’s PTS Program
  • Four times faster than SSL security protocol

The Apriva Difference

  • 24/7 technology support
  • Customer care team of POS and secure communication experts
  • Diverse solutions that are customized to each organization’s needs