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Isis teams with USA Technologies to bring mobile commerce to vending machines


Isis gets a boost through partnership with USA Technologies

USA Technologies, a leading cMobile Commerce - Isis teams with USA Technologies ashless payment solutions firm serving primarily small sectors of the retail industry, has teamed with Isis, one of the largest mobile commerce platforms in the world. Isis was formed as a joint venture from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile, and is the only mobile commerce platform that was able to garner the support of most of the world’s major financial institutions before its launch. Isis is poised to become the leading mobile commerce platform in the world, and it is getting a major boost from USA Technologies.

Mobile commerce comes to vending machines

USA Technologies has announced that some 7,500 vending machines in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, will be able to accept mobile payments made through the Isis platform. These vending machines will be equipped with USA Technologies’ ePort and ePort Connect services. These are NFC-based services that are designed to facilitate mobile, wireless payments. Users of the Isis platform will be able to use their mobile device to purchase products from these vending machines without having to use physical currency or connect to the vending machine in any way.

Vending machines use NFC technology

Because the vending machines will be equipped with NFC technology, only consumers with NFC-enabled mobile devices will be able to use the vending machines with Isis. The vending machines will accept traditional currency in order to serve those without Isis or an NFC-enabled device. Mobile commerce has seen some criticism in the past because of its acute focus on NFC technology. The scarcity of NFC-enabled mobile devices is part of the reason behind the criticism, as well as concerns regarding the security of the technology.

Isis poised to compete for mobile commerce superiority

Mobile commerce continues to gain momentum in the U.S., and Isis and USA Technologies are keen to take advantage of that fact. Isis is currently considered one of the only mobile commerce platforms that may be able to compete with Google and PayPal. Both these companies have invested heavily in mobile commerce, with PayPal working on developing an alternative to NFC technology that is more inclusive of a wider range of consumers.

Isis looks to expand into new US territory


Isis platform to grow with the help of Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne

The mobile comIsis mobile paymentsmerce industry is growing quickly, backed by massive competition in the mobile wallet sector. Mobile wallets are payment platforms for smart phones and other NFC-enabled devices that allow consumers to make purchases for goods without using traditional currencies. As competition in the mobile payments sector grows, the companies involved therein are beginning to feel the pressure to appeal to consumers in a more decisive way. Isis, which was officially launched late last month, is beginning to expand in the U.S., with the help of Gilbarco Veeder-Root, makers of high-quality fuel dispenser systems, and Wayne, a branch of GE Energy.

Limited launch hurts Isis support

Isis aims to be the largest and most popular mobile commerce platform in the world. As a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, Isis already has the backing of a powerful mobile network conglomerate. The platform has also acquired the support of most of the world’s major financial institutions. While the platform was able to generate a great deal of hype ahead of its launch, Isis has been met with lackluster enthusiasm from consumers, largely due to technical problems and a very limited launch.

Austin and Salt Lake City to finally get Isis

Consumers in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, are now going to get their hands on the platform through mobile devices offered by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Consumers will be able to use their NFC-enabled devices and Isis to make payments for goods and services throughout both cities. Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne have teamed to help Isis establish a foothold in the two cities by allowing consumers to make purchases of fuel with Isis. The platform can also be used at many retail locations in both cities.

Isis may still compete with Google Wallet

Isis is expected to be a major competitor with Google Wallet, which launched last year. The Google Wallet has a significant head start in the mobile commerce industry, but Isis has been able to successfully attract support long before it was launched. Whether that support can hold and make Isis a valuable platform has yet to be seen. Thus far, the platform has seen a limited release, which is largely relegated to New Jersey.