During the BlackBerry Live conference, Charge Anywhere LLC, a leading developer of award-winning, secure mobile payment (MPOS) applications and payment gateway technology, is demonstrating smart phone EMV payment acceptance by converting a BlackBerry phone into an EMV point of sale terminal.
The Charge Anywhere Mobile Payment solution combines powerful tools to enable secure EMV mobile payment acceptance; any BlackBerry and a Bluetooth enabled EMV/Chip & PIN smart card reader. The Charge Anywhere MPOS Payment Application for BlackBerry enables business owners to securely process credit and debit cards anywhere their business takes them. Now, merchants operating on the new BlackBerry 10 platform and BlackBerry legacy devices can accept EMV payments in a mobile environment.
Eighty countries globally are in various stages of EMV chip migration, including Canada and countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia according to EMVCo, the organization responsible for maintaining EMV specifications. Migration towards EMV in the U.S. is expected to begin in 2014.
"In integrating a Bluetooth enabled EMV/Chip & PIN smart card reader with a BlackBerry smart phone, Charge Anywhere, continues to lead the way in providing secure, innovative payment solutions. Our experience with the Blackberry platform is evident as we are the first to deliver a MPOS payment acceptance solution for the Blackberry 10," said Paul Sabella, CEO of Charge Anywhere. "Charge Anywhere has a legacy of supporting mobile payments on BlackBerry devices dating back to the original RIM 950 two-way pager."
Charge Anywhere provides a turn-key white label mobile payment and payment gateway technology platform that can be leveraged by processors, banks and telecommunication companies. As financial inclusion progress takes hold around the world, Charge Anywhere's white labelled solutions become mission-critical for these organizations to enable such an ecosystem for their consumers (issuing) and payment acceptance (acquiring) merchants.