Session Will Examine the Potential Impact on Open- and Closed-loop Prepaid Offerings
Scottsdale, AZ, August 6, 2013—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, announced that Robert Martin, the company’s senior vice president for attended merchant solutions, will participate in a panel session at the Prepaid Expo 2013 at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. The event is scheduled for August 12-14, with the panel session “NFC, EMV, Coming ASAP” scheduled for 10:30 am on August 13.
Designed to promote the convergence of disparate prepaid products and services, Prepaid Expo 2013 brings together thought leaders, providers, customers and influencers in the gift card, calling card and wireless communications sectors. The event is managed by Prepaid Press, one of the industry’s foremost publications.
In the panel session, Mr. Martin will discuss how the emergence of new technologies like EMV and NFC can potentially impact the prepaid market. Among the subjects that he plans to touch on include the compliance requirements of both open-loop and closed-loop prepaid systems with regard to the EMV authentication standard, as well as the potential ramifications of NFC.
“The introduction of new innovations like EMV and NFC has ignited a great deal of questions and confusion on the part of technology vendors, merchant services providers and merchants, particularly in the prepaid space,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, Apriva’s vice president for sales and marketing. “We are delighted that Rob Martin has been invited to speak at Prepaid Expo 2013, and help the audience fully understand the potential implications of these technologies.”
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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