Apriva President Paul Coppinger To Present at Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference

Presentation Will Emphasize the Need For Solutions Providers to Support Traditional and Emerging Payment Instruments and Technologies

Scottsdale, AZ October 30, 2012—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, announced that Paul Coppinger, the company’s co-founder and president, will speak at the Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference, scheduled for November 6-8 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Coppinger’s presentation, “Paving the Road to Mobile Commerce From the Cloud,” will take place Wednesday, November 7th at 11 am.

The Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference brings together thought leaders, experts and innovators from the social media, mobile connectivity and payments sectors. The conference is designed to educate attendees on the growth potential that results from the triangulation of all three disciplines, and the impact that these solutions will have on the global economy.

In his remarks, Mr. Coppinger is expected to provide an assessment of the factors that are increasingly complex—and at times, competing—that are defining mobile commerce.  Among the topics he’ll touch on include the ongoing debate of NFC vs. cloud-based technology, and the need for providers to support traditional payment forms like credit and debit cards, as well as emerging payment forms such as proprietary payment credits and closed loop currencies.

“Mobile commerce solutions providers are facing a number of critical challenges in determining what features, technologies, and payment forms to incorporate into their wallet products,” explained Coppinger. “As a company that works closely with all types of mobile commerce vendors, Apriva is in the unique position of having access to the variety of approaches that many vendors are implementing to solve the integration, deployment and fulfillment challenges that are hindering consumer and merchant adoption of mobile commerce solutions. I look forward to sharing these observations with the attendees, and discussing tangible deployment strategies that can meet the needs of solutions providers, merchants, acquirers, and consumers.”

The market-leading provider of wireless transactions services in North America, Apriva processes over $8 billion in wireless transactions on an annualized basis. The company offers a broad portfolio of secure mobile commerce solutions, including its Apriva gateway services, AprivaPay™ mobile payment application, and the Apriva Vend™ unattended payments solution. Apriva’s proprietary wireless security protocol, AprivaTalk™, is recognized as among one of the most robust encryption technologies in the industry. In addition, Apriva maintains relationships with over 30 payment processors in North America, and with all leading wireless providers. Apriva currently works with nearly 850 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:
Robin Rotz   

Glenn Goldberg
Parallel Communications Group