Mobile Marketing and Technology Host mPayment Conference

Executives leading many of the firms at the center of the mobile payments, mobile wallet, digital goods payment and person-to-person mobile payment businesses will speak at the Mobile Payments Conference, to be held in New York, Sept. 8th and 9th at the New Yorker Hotel. Speakers from MasterCard, American Express and eBay (Zong) will be among the featured speakers. Payfone and Vivotech, major suppliers of the retailer terminals, also will be talking about how retailers view mobile payments. The Mobile Payments Conference is sponsored by Mobile Marketing & Technology, an online resource for the mobile payments and mobile wallet businesses.

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ITS Partners With Shopatron for End-to-End eCommerce

ITS Logistics implemented Shopatron retail-integrated eCommerce and order management eCommerce platform to support their B2B and B2C distribution and fulfillment services. ITS Logistics will integrate Shopatron’s global eCommerce platform with ITS’ fulfillment and distribution infrastructure to provide end-to-end operational support for their customers”from seamless order management for online orders, to payment processing, fulfillment, shipping and returns. The collaboration boasts real-time integration of fulfillment processes with order management systems for instant feedback on in-stock/out-of-stock product availability and customer order shipment notification with tracking information. With this, Shopatron will provide strategic eCommerce services including online stores, order management, online marketing, payment processing and fraud management, while ITS Logistics will deliver robust multi-channel fulfillment and distribution operations.

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On Track Innovations to Present at Investment Conference

On Track Innovations contactless microprocessor-based smart card solutions announced its President is set to present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference in New York. OTI will address its “SmartID” complete end-to-end in house solution for homeland security, such as national ID cards, e-passports, driver’s license, voter ID and more, including MediSmart – a solution for transforming patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) to a portable medium, along with its payments – supporting MasterCard and Visa contactless payment programs, including “EasyPark” in-vehicle parking meter solution.

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Sallie Mae Launches Mobile Banking

Sallie Mae savings, checking and money-market customers can now use their mobile devices to check balances, deposit checks, pay bills, monitor spending and transfer funds. Available free for all Sallie Mae banking accounts including CDs, Money Market, and High-Yield Savings plus No-Fee Student Checking accounts available on select college campuses, Sallie Mae mobile banking lets users pay bills on the go, transfer money, and view account balances and transactions; deposit funds with e-deposit; stay informed with text messages; and locate the nearest ATMs.

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Chip & PIN Introduced to Canada & USA

Visa and MasterCard are set to deploy EMV Chip & PIN technology to retailers in Canada, with a full North America roll out planned for 2013. This shows a shift in MasterCard and Visa reluctant disposition to publicly confirm or deny suggestions of EMV Chip & PIN usage in Canada and North America. To incentivise merchants to sign up to the Chip & PIN technology, Visa will introduce it’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP) to the USA and remove the PCI Data Security Standard requirement for those merchants who complete at least 75% of the Visa transactions from chip-enabled terminals. Additionally, MasterCard has reassured merchants that any cost of implementation of the EMV Chip & PIN technology will be outweighed by reduced fraud, increased operational efficiency, increased speed at the check-out and flexibility for future applications. With this, Visa will continue to support signature, PIN and no-signature for lower value, low-risk transactions.

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99Bill Launches e-payment Platform & mPayment Strategy

99Bill independent third-party payment service joined with its partners recently in Beijing to launch its new ’99Bill+’ payment platform and announce its strategy for mobile payments. Seamlessly linking the end-user’s back-end payment system and 99Bill’s front-end e-commerce platform, clients can embed all kinds of new and innovative applications aimed at improving user experience and speeding up the growth of their business. 99Bill has put great emphasis on developing its industry chain and has over 80 financial institutions with over 300 access points and the Company launched a new mobile payment product that supports multiple operating systems and turns the user’s mobile phone into a portable POS device to carry out remote payment, mobile receipt of incoming funds, management of incoming funds for SMEs and P2P payments.

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Epson Launches Cost-Saving 3-in-1 POS

Epson expanded its POS offering, introducing its “TM-H6000IV,” combining greyscale receipt printing, slip printing and check processing in one compact device with a low total cost of ownership (TCO). The “TM-H6000III,” “TM-H6000IV” features improved power efficiency and reduced paper usage to help retailers lower their overheads and a new remote management feature, easy installation and two interfaces onboard. Retailers can shrink their paper usage by up to 31 per cent with the TM-H6000IV’s paper save feature. With USB included as standard in addition to the changeable second interface, retailers have the freedom to switch to a USB environment at any time.

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CreditCall EmvX Website Gets New Domain

CreditCall EMV software Kernel developer is fortifying its EMV products website continues to be a valuable industry resource, as well as showcasing the latest contactless innovations in its EMV Kernel portfolio. CreditCall’s EmvX range of Kernels are already deployed on unattended terminals worldwide including vending, parking machines, and ATMs. Most recently the UK’s largest bus operator is using Contactless.LIB to introduce contactless ticket payment.

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STMicroelectronics Intros New Wireless, NFC Technology

STMicroelectronics semiconductor is strengthening of its position in the NFC market by extending user’s ability to read, write and transfer information on ST’s dual-interface Memory to a broad range of industrial and consumer applications with its “M24LR64.” The “M24LR64” wireless memory can transmit and receive information from the heart of an application to a smartphone containing NFC technology or to an industrial RFID reader for rapid transmission. Additionally, the “Dual EE” app delivers full compatibility with “M24LR64” wireless memory, connecting an NFC-enabled smartphone to a prototype temperature recorder featuring ST’s unique M24LR64 wireless memory and demonstrates data transfer and storage.

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Panini Joins Banking Forum 2011

Panini global payments technology is set to exhibit at Banking Forum 2011, a financial technology event sponsored by the Instituto Internazionale di Ricerca, on September 27 in Italy. Panini will showcase their payments technology, including a state-of-the-art solution for remote deposit capture (RDC), developed in conjunction with Aktive Reply, a Reply Group company and leader in the Enterprise Information Management, with a strong focus on sensible data management and distribution in the financial environment over multiple communication channels, including RDC applications.

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