Apple Pay will soon be coming to thousands of self-service pay stations across the U.S. as a result of a wireless payment tech provider’s adoption of the technology.
USA Technologies said today it will be adding Apple Pay support to wireless payment terminals on 200,000 coffee brewers, vending machines, kiosks, laundry equipment, parking pay stations and other self-serve appliances.
“USA Technologies has always sought to provide convenience, security and an easy way to pay for consumers who are less and less likely to carry cash,” said USA Technologies CEO Stephen Herbert in a statement. “We recognized early on the potential for mobile payment, and promoted the technology to ensure our customers were ready for this shift to occur.”
USA Technologies says it began building near field communications (NFC) technology (the contactless payment technology used in Apple Pay) into its cashless payment terminals 10 years ago. Its ePort cashless payments technologies are specially designed for small ticket, unattended retail applications.
The company counts Verizon, Visa, and MasterCard as technology partners, and distributors Compass and Coca-Cola Refreshments USA as customers.
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