Friday , February 26, 2021

Kiosks & Ticketing Machines

Eye on Earnings: USA Technologies And Fleetcor Look for a Near-Term Rebound

With the coronavirus pandemic having reduced traffic to vending machines and other unattended retail devices, USA Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported quarterly results that included drops in both machine connections and revenue. But chief executive Sean Feeney sought to reassure investors that better days will arrive soon.  “While the rebound …

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Covid—And a New Partnership—Help Push ParkMobile Into the Garage

The pandemic has in a few months’ time brought changes to the payments business that otherwise might have taken years—even in mundane environments like parking. One big development emerged Thursday with the announcement that TIBA Parking Systems, which manages access to more than 1.9 million parking spaces in the United …

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Hudson Executive Capital And Apollo Global Management Bid to Take Cardtronics Private

Cardtronics plc, a leading non-bank ATM deployer, has been tendered an offer by Hudson Executive Capital and Apollo Global Management for its outstanding shares of stock at $31 per share in cash.  Cardtronics, which operates more than 270,000 ATMs, has a less than 10% share of the global ATM business …

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USA Technologies Adds 15,000 New Connections and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/6/20

USA Technologies Inc., which provides technology to the vending industry for payments acceptance, reported 15,000 net new connections in its fiscal 2021 first quarter, bringing the total to 1,335,000. Revenue rose 13% from the previous quarter to $36.9 million, but was down 15% from the year-ago quarter. The company shaved …

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MagTek’s New DynaFlex Targets Payment Acceptance Flexibility

MagTek Inc. released its DynaFlex platform. Announced Tuesday, the platform can serve as a countertop or mobile device, be mounted to a tablet, or affixed to a standalone kiosk.  Designed to work with multiple configurations, DynaFlex is compatible with Windows and Android devices. It can accept payment via magstripe, EMV …

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USAT Completes EMV Advance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/26/20

USA Technologies Inc., a payments-technology provider for the vending-machine business, announced it has completed the introduction of EMV and contactless EMV acceptance capability for its ePort G10-Chip reader line. The enhancement process was launched in February.The Western Union Co. said it now has added bank accounts, wallets, and cards to its …

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Ziosk Responds to Covid’s Impact on Restaurants With More Point-of-Sale Technology Products

Though the restaurant industry has taken a hit during most of 2020 because of Covid-19 countermeasures, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need new technology and services. That’s why Ziosk Inc., a Dallas-based point-of-sale technology provider, accelerated its development schedule this year and released a suite of new products. Now, in …

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Infection Fears Could Give a Boost to a ‘Reverse ATM’ That Takes in Cash, Dispenses Cards

With cash on the outs with many pandemic-wary consumers and merchants these days, payments firms are looking for alternatives. One such option is a so-called reverse ATM, a machine that takes in cash instead of dispensing it to allow users to convert paper money into an electronic payment instrument. An …

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Parking Finds a Place in the Dashboard As Lear’s Xevo Unit Teams With Garage King Reef

Few payments technologies have gained headwinds from Covid fears as much as contactless parking, and now drivers have an option to locate, reserve, and pay for a space from their in-car touchscreen. Xevo Inc., a developer of connected-car technology, announced Thursday it is enabling the parking feature with Reef Technology, …

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In the Face of Covid-19, PayByPhone Grows Its Roster of Colleges for Its Mobile Payment App

To the extent students are returning to college campuses, payments companies are pursuing opportunities in contactless payments—even when it comes to paying for parking. PayByPhone Technologies Inc. on Thursday said that with recent additions its mobile parking app is now available at 29 North American colleges and universities.  The app …

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