Discussion Will Highlight Evolving Cashless Vending Technologies
Scottsdale, AZ, April 17, 2013—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, announced that Rinaldo (Ron) Spinella, the company’s executive vice president and general manager of unattended payments solutions, will join a panel discussion on technology innovation at the National Automated Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) The OneShow, scheduled for April 24-26 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session, “V-Engineering, The Next Generation,” will take place on April 24, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.
In the session, Mr. Spinella will describe several technology innovations that vending operators should keep in mind as they build or expand cashless deployments. Among these are upcoming introductions of EMV technology, which enhances credit card security and reduces fraud, as well as the ongoing evolution of wireless networks to newer 3G and 4G technology, and how this transition will affect cashless vending.
“We are very pleased that Ron Spinella will participate on the panel, and share his insight and expertise on a number of matters that are vital to vending operators as they consider future technology adoption and purchasing decisions,” said Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., NAMA Endowed Professor of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, and moderator of the panel. “As cashless vending continues to gain attention in the industry, operators are evaluating how the trends and technology in the card payment ecosystem can be leveraged to expand cashless opportunities. This session will help them better understand recent technological advancements, and how these can be beneficial for their businesses.”
In addition to Mr. Spinella’s panel discussion, Apriva will exhibit its Apriva Vend™ service during exhibition hours at The OneShow. A comprehensive, secure and flexible cashless payment solution, Apriva Vend provides operators with system hardware and software, transaction services, wireless connectivity, back office tools, and customer support. Apriva will be located at booth #1417 throughout the exhibition.
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 850 merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) across the United States and Canada.
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.
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