CardinalCommerce, the pioneer and global leader enabling digital commerce, announces that it has been granted a US patent for Alternative Payment Implementation for Electronic Retailers, patent US 8,762,210, and notice of allowance for Method and System for Extending Payment System Architectures and Legacy Order Processing Systems to Mobile Commerce Applications via Text Messaging (Japan).
The new patent reinforces that Cardinal is on the leading edge of the payments industry’s move towards omni-channel payments. Consumers are looking for convenient ways to shop and to protect themselves and their payment data when shopping. This technology allows for in-store transactions using payment methods other than plastic cards, like digital wallets and other alternative payment methods.
As consumer preference evolves, Merchants can FutureProofTM their payment needs with One Connection to Cardinal.
The patent and notice of allowance are inventions built into the Centinel platform, and show Cardinal’s continuing investment in Centinel as the leading Universal Merchant Platform to enable authentication payments, secure online transactions and alternative payment brands.
“Cardinal has always been the pioneer and innovator for card-not-present transactions and with this technical development, we can also help protect consumers’ transactions at web-enabled point of sale terminals. Our top priority is always to take care of the Customer, and with our platforms and the protection of this patent, we give our Customers – and their Customers – a choice in how they feel safest transacting online,” according to Mike Keresman, Cardinal’s CEO.
Cardinal’s patent portfolio includes 42 issued patents, 5 notices of allowance, and approximately 100 patent applications pending.