Taxi operator in Singapore selects VeriFone NFC payment solution


VeriFone Systems announced a contract to supply 15,600
NFC/contactless payment solutions to ComfortDelGro Corporation for its
Singapore taxi fleet.


ComfortDelGro is the largest fleet operator in Singapore
with 15,600 taxis and is one of the world’s largest land transport companies
with a total fleet size of more than 45,600 vehicles. VeriFone’s VX 820 with
integrated contactless payment acceptance capability will interface with the
in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs)
in its entire fleet of taxis.


We’re seeing an increasing demand for contactless
solutions across segments such as retailers, banks and mobile operators. This
is another tremendous competitive win for VeriFone’s integrated NFC/contactless
solutions in the region’s taxi segment, following our earlier success with
Cabcharge and GM Cabs in Australia,” said ZviMitlanski, vice president and
general manager, VeriFone Asia Pacific.


VeriFone previously
supplied a smaller number of NURIT PIN acceptance systems and the new contract
will replace those as well as some 10,000 other systems from a competitor.
ComfortDelGro selected the VX 820 for its intuitive user interface for
passengers and drivers, and its ability to provide integrated contactless
solution in a small form factor coupled with the latest PCI PTS 3.0 security to
future proof the investment.


This is in line with the company’s move towards
providing a contactless payment option on top of the cashless options that are
already available on board our taxis. With the new VeriFone VX 820 payment
system, passengers can look forward to more cashless payment options,” said
Yang Ban Seng, chief executive officer, ComfortDelGro Taxi Business.


The VX 820 is the PIN acceptance solution in the new VX
Evolution product family, which not only provides optional integrated
contactless and NFC capabilities but also leading features such as industry
firsts – a 3.5″ color touch screen, ARM 11 processor and 500 MB memory. The
contactless antenna in each system is also ergonomically designed to be under
the display screen, with no need for a separate snap-on-reader or add-on


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