By Telecom Lead Team: Isis, a joint venture by AT&T
Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, announced that VeriFone, Ingenico,
ViVOtech and Equinox Payments will integrate the Isis mobile commerce
The agreements with payment systems providers will help
accelerate the wide scale introduction and adoption of mobile commerce.
NFC-enabled payments allow merchants to engage their shoppers in new
conversations, and Isis’ open platform and scale are helping make mobile
commerce a reality.
Payment systems suppliers provide critical
infrastructure for the development of mobile commerce. Today’s announcement is
an important step in enabling NFC technology adoption throughout the mobile
commerce industry. It also validates the open platform approach being offered
by Isis across multiple business sectors,” said Scott Mulloy, chief technology
“VeriFone retail customers are already embracing the
convergence of online shopping and the physical point of sale with new mobile
payment options, digital couponing, loyalty, location-based social media and
value-added services,” said Jennifer Miles, VeriFone executive vice
president, North America.
Payment device suppliers will enable Isis m commerce
across their product lines, offering merchants flexibility in how they upgrade
to Isis-enabled payment terminals. Merchants will become Isis-enabled through a
combination of new payment acceptance systems and NFC add-on devices, as well
as remote software upgrades of certain devices already in the field.
As a global payment terminal manufacturer, we welcome
Isis’ open approach of mobile commerce to engage with as many stakeholders of
the payments ecosystem as possible. It is the most effective way to bring
consumers and merchants the best in engineering innovation, convenience and
security of payments,” said Thierry Denis, president of Ingenico.
Bringing the industry together behind a common set of
technology standards and platforms is a crucial step toward igniting the mobile
economy and we look forward to bringing ViVOtech’s 10 year history of
leadership in contactless NFC applications to bear on behalf of the Isis
customer base,” said Mick Mullagh, chief executive officer, ViVOtech.
The importance of mobile payments cannot be overstated
and Equinox is pleased to join Isis at the forefront of the development of
these very important technologies,” said Clint Jones, Equinox Payments