Apriva’s Director of VAR Services Patricia Heit To Speak at ITEXPO’s M2M Evolution Conference

Session Will Focus on the Integration of Machine-to-Machine Solutions With the Point-of-Sale

Scottsdale, AZ, August 19, 2013—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, announced that Patricia Heit,  director of VAR services, will participate in a panel session on point-of-sale technology at the M2M Evolution conference, collocated with ITEXPO. The event is scheduled for August 26-29 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Ms. Heit’s panel, “Consumer Focused M2M Solutions,” will take place on August 27, at 12:45 pm. Collocated with Technology Market Corporation’s (TMC) ITEXPO conference and exhibition, M2M Evolution is the nation’s largest event dedicated to M2M technology.

“The Machine-to-Machine sector is certainly one of the fastest growing segments in retail, and without a doubt, the ability to accept payment through these devices is a critical component for many merchants,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, Apriva’s vice president for sales and marketing. “M2M Evolution gives us an opportunity to share our experiences and vision with various participants in the M2M ecosystem, as well as a chance to learn about new offerings that are expected to serve this exploding market.”

In her session, Ms. Heit will discuss how payments integrate with M2M technology in a consumer-centric environment. Among the topics that will be covered are payment presentation methods, security and data privacy, and integration with mobile marketing, analytics, and other services.

“We are delighted that Patricia Heit will join us in Las Vegas for M2M Evolution,” said Carl Ford, chief executive officer of Crossfire Media, and chairman of M2M Evolution. “Apriva is certainly one of the most respected brands in mobile commerce. We expect that the company’s unique experiences in providing payment processing services in an M2M environment will be of great interest to our audience.”

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.

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