Apriva is the leading provider of wireless payment processing and secure mobile communications in North America. Through its broad-based point-of-sale (POS) portfolio, Apriva empowers merchant acquirers, merchants and consumers to take full advantage of the myriad benefits and opportunities made possible through mobile commerce, while the Apriva Secure Communications Suite enables government agencies and enterprises to protect sensitive and proprietary information throughout the communications process.
Chris Spinella, Paul Coppinger, Michael Klingen and Rinaldo Spinella found company and begin offering wireless payment 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, Android or Amazon 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.
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.
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.
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.
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