Apriva and Psion Teklogix Partner to Provide Payment Solutions for the Mobile Enterprise
ETA 2009 ANNUAL MEETING, LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 21, 2009 – Apriva, the leading wireless solutions provider, and Psion Teklogix, Inc., a global provider of wireless computing solutions, today announced the successful certification and integration of the Apriva Secure Point of Sale (POS) for Windows Mobile® and Apriva Payment Engine with the Ikôn rugged PDA. The Psion Teklogix Ikôn is the first device certified by Apriva using Apriva Secure POS v3.0 and Apriva Payment Engine v1.5.
Ikôn is a sophisticated mobile workforce automation device that integrates data capture, voice and data communications into one compact rugged PDA. Apriva Secure POS and Apriva Payment Engine combined with the Ikôn enable secure wireless payments in virtually any location offering unmatched efficiency and convenience.
Apriva completed Class A certification of the Ikôn rugged PDA using the Apriva Secure POS Suite running on the device. Apriva will provide a choice of Level 1, direct merchant support, or Level 2, acquirer support, for the product. The Class A certification verifies that Apriva has fully reviewed and tested the solution and its usability on multiple processing partner platforms.
“Psion Teklogix customers are looking for payment functionality without the hassle and expense of utilizing multiple devices. With the addition of the Apriva Secure POS and Apriva Payment Engine to the Ikôn PDA, our customers can confidently deploy a comprehensive mobile solution that immediately increases business efficiency and enhances customer service,” said Ron Caines, President Worldwide Sales, Psion Teklogix, Inc. “We’re excited to team with Apriva to provide this important capability to our customer base.”
“The Apriva Payment Engine is a perfect fit for the already robust Ikôn mobile solution which now has access to Apriva’s thirty-seven certified processing partners,” commented Bill Clark, General Manager for Apriva Secure Payments Division. “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Psion Teklogix and look forward to opportunities to expand our business into new market segments.”
As part of the partnership between the companies, Psion Teklogix will offer the Apriva Payment Engine Software Development Kit (SDK) and Apriva Secure POS to their reseller base. Future development efforts will include certification of a Bluetooth PIN PAD/magstripe/chip card reader peripheral and certification of additional Psion Teklogix devices.
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solution provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale that make it easy and cost-effective to develop, deploy and maintain highly secure and reliable business critical mobile applications. Visit www.apriva.com for more information. Apriva – Proving the Possibilities.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix helps mobile workers get more done, add more value, and delight more customers. Our rugged mobile computers are designed, built and supported to maximize Return on Mobility™. We do this by driving down the total cost of mobility, improving task efficiencies and extending the life of every device. Psion Teklogix’ Return on Mobility™ helps the most progressive field service, logistics, supply chain and transportation companies stay ahead.
Psion Teklogix is the main operating company of Psion Group, a public company on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with corporate offices located in Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.psionteklogix.com.
Psion Teklogix Contact:
Psion Teklogix Inc.