Apriva Announces Availability of University of British Columbia Video Case Study

Program Illustrates How Institutions Can Seamlessly Integrate Cashless Vending Into Campus Card Services

Scottsdale, AZ, November 20, 2013—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, announced that it has produced a video case study that illustrates how universities can successfully integrate cashless payments and vending operations with their campus card payment infrastructure. The video was produced in conjunction with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and VendMaster, a Vancouver-based vending operator, and focuses on the University’s implementation of the Apriva Vend™ cashless payment solution. The video can be viewed on Apriva’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/AprivaVideo.

“Many campuses around the United States and Canada are actively exploring the feasibility of leveraging cashless payments as a means to increase revenue and satisfy consumer demand,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, Apriva’s senior vice president for North American sales and marketing communications.“This video gives viewers an end-to-end perspective on the business rationale for deploying cashless vending, the steps that are required to implement this technology, as well as quantifiable results that were achieved. We are confident that UBC’s experiences will be very useful to other institutions in determining if cashless technology is right for their campus.”

Located in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s largest institutions, serving over 40,000 students, staff and visitors on a daily basis. The case study reveals how UBC, in conjunction with its vending operator partner, VendMaster, deployed a cashless payment solution that is tightly integrated with the University’s campus card. Through this solution, UBC is better positioned to serve a demographic that is becoming more comfortable with making purchases by card. In the video, UBC reports that it has already seen cashless sales increase 29 percent in just the first few months of operation.

Apriva Vend enables vending operators to cost-effectively integrate cashless vending into their operations. Through this solution, operators have the ability to substantially improve customer satisfaction, increase operational efficiency and expand sales and profit margins. Apriva Vend’s comprehensive service incorporates system hardware and software, wireless connectivity, transaction and alarm reporting capabilities, and integration with leading payment processors and financial institutions.

The market-leading provider of wireless payment gateway services in North America, Apriva offers a broad portfolio of secure mobile commerce solutions. Its proprietary wireless security protocol, AprivaTalk™, is recognized as among the most robust encryption technologies in the payments industry. In addition, Apriva maintains relationships with more than 30 payment processers in North America, along with all leading wireless providers. Apriva currently works with some 900 merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) across the United States and Canada.

About Apriva
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end, security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit www.apriva.com.

Apriva Contacts:
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Glenn Goldberg
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