Monday , June 18, 2018

Kiosks & Ticketing Machines

USA Technologies Nearly Doubles Its Connection Counts While Leveraging Its Cantaloupe Deal

Unattended payments continue to bear fruit for USA Technologies Inc. as the company said its connections increased 92.3% in its fiscal third quarter from a year ago. Malvern, Pa.-based USAT said its connections totaled 969,000 in the quarter ended March 31, up from 504,000. Its total number of customers, at …

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Contactless Payments Continue To Gain Share on London’s Transit System

Contactless point-of-sale debit and credit card transactions are barely a blip on the U.S. payments screen, but on London’s vast public-transportation system, payments from contactless cards or smart phones now account for half of all pay-as-you-go fares on subways and rail lines, system operator Transport for London reported Tuesday. Contactless …

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Uber To Add Transit Ticketing on Its Mobile App Through Mastercard-Supported Masabi

Uber and mass-transit software developer Masabi Ltd. have struck an agreement that will allow transit tickets and passes to be displayed on Uber’s mobile app. Masabi’s apps and software systems for transit are used in 30-plus metropolitan areas, including on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter-rail systems in …

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Chicago Commuter-Rail Agency Will End Online Ticket Sales in Part To Avoid PCI Costs

Metra, the commuter-rail agency in the Chicago area, will cease selling tickets on its Web site in late June, partly to avoid payment card security expenses. Riders, however, will still have a mobile-ticketing option through the Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra fare system. Metra, which operates 11 transit lines and carries …

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COMMENTARY: Why Kiosks Are Becoming Must-Have Technology in the Retail Space

Kiosks, and the technology that supports them, are hardly new. We’ve been using kiosks to check in at the airport and print out a wedding registry at our local home-goods store for years. But today, kiosks are moving into fast-food restaurants, rental-car stores, drugstores, malls, and everywhere in between. In …

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Boston’s Transit System To Replace Its CharlieCard With Contactless Fare Payments

Less than a month after winning the contract to bring contactless fare payments to New York City’s vast subway and bus system, Cubic Transportation Systems won a $575 million contract from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to replace the CharlieCard, a fixture in Boston, with a modernized fare system centered …

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Gilbarco Announces the First U.S. EMV Chip Card Transaction From a Fuel Pump

The U.S. conversion to EMV chip card payments took a step forward Thursday when fuel-pump maker Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced what it says is the first EMV chip card transaction from a fuel dispenser. The transaction took place at a 49 Fuels gas station in Burlington, N.C., at an undisclosed time. …

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Cloud-Based TouchPass Brings a Subscription Model to Transit Agencies for Fare Payments

The subscription model is coming to payments for transit fares. Delerrok Inc., a transit fare-system provider, launched TouchPass this week, a fare-collection service that transit operators pay for via a subscription. TouchPass, a product of transit veterans Bob Hamilton, Gary Yamamura, and Susumu Kusakabe, who is a patent holder for …

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Eye on ATMs & Kiosks: Making the Card-Before-Cash Switch; Kiosks at McDonald’s

As the U.S. payments industry continues its massive migration to EMV, issues here and there, such as payment cards being left behind in ATMs, pop up. About six months after INTRUST Bank completed its ATM EMV conversion a year ago, the problem of unrecovered cards started, says Joe Morin, ATM …

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Coinstar and Redbox Parent Firm Outerwall Looking at Strategic Alternatives

Its original Coinstar coin-counting business long overshadowed by its once-booming but now fading Redbox DVD and video-game rental business, Outerwall Inc. on Monday announced that it had hired investment banker Morgan Stanley & Co. “to explore strategic and financial alternatives” for Outerwall shareholders. The company simultaneously announced that would double …

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