Spire Payments and TECS gain approval for mPOS

Source: Spire Payments

Spire Payments’ in collaboration with TECS, a market-leading payment solution integrator, has received approval to initiate deployment of their latest mobile payment solution in Central and Eastern Europe.

The solution utilises Spire Payments’ latest mPOS devices, the SPm2 and SPm20 which not only meet the industries latest EMV and security standards (PCI 4.x), but are fully payWave and PayPass certified to support NFC and contactless payments.

The solution will be initially deployed in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Italy, allowing local acquirers to take advantage of the latest mPOS technology.

TECS offer innovative solutions in the electronics payments sphere and have offices/partners in multiple countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Belarus, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Qatar, and Arabic Emirates, as well as a large customer base in Europe and Asia. Working in close collaboration with Spire Payments the objective is mass-deployments of mPOS and traditional POS solutions in an ever expanding portfolio of markets.

Fazlollah Rostamian, CEO of TECS, observed “The Spire mPOS devices allowed an easy integration with our TECS products, creating a complete mobile payment solution for the market. We are excited to offer this solution together with Spire Payments”

The SPm20 is a versatile mobile payment platform suitable for use by the micro merchant and environments demanding higher throughput (SME and Tier 1 & 2 retailers). Incorporating full docking capabilities, the SPm20 utilises a powerful 32-bit ARM 386 MHz processor and the Linux Open Platform operating system. The SPm20 also supports Spire Payments’ comprehensive Linux-based award winning inSPire API, enabling rapid application creation and the ability to use traditional payment applications residing on Spire Payments’ SP range of terminals. The SPm20 is compatible with all 4 major smart device operating systems (Android, Apple iOS, Windows Mobile and Blackberry)

The pocket sized SPm2, specifically meets the needs of the micro merchant by providing a device that is compact, simple-to-use, robust and competitively priced yet with excellent battery life. This is achieved by the SPm2 utilising a secure 32-bit RISC processor, high-speed memory, large display and a clearly defined numeric keyboard, while also being compatible with mobile devices running a payment application on Android, Apple iOS or Windows Mobile operating systems.

Kazem Aminaee, CEO of Spire Payments, added, “We have invested heavily in the chip and PIN mPOS sector and are now recognised as Europe’s leading supplier of this ground breaking technology. Both the SPm2 and SPm20 utilise our award winning inSPire™ mPOS API which has received industry recognition for promoting rapid solution development, certification and deployment. Working closely with partners such as TECS allows us to leverage this capability and offer best-in-class mobile payment solutions to an ever increasing number of customers.”

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