Mobile Computing Power

Since beginning to explore the potential for mobile commerce in 2003, 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.


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


The Company signs First Data™ as its first major customer.


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


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.


Apriva obtains certification on more than 35 different payment platforms.


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).


Apriva launches wireless payment services to vending / unattended markets.


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


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.


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


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


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, the Apriva POS Platform 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 2003, 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