New Austrian Rail Provider Selects VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise
First European Implementation Will Equip Conductors on WESTbahn’s Innovative Vienna-Salzburg Service with Managed Services Ticket Solution
SAN JOSE, CA – – VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced its PAYware Mobile Enterprise and managed services solution has been selected by WESTbahn Management GmbH for use as a mobile ticketing validation and payment service when its innovative rail service begins this December.
WESTbahn is a private rail service that will operate on the Vienna-Salzburg line, offering passengers hourly on-time service in new double-decker trains. All on-board customer service representatives will be equipped with PAYware Mobile Enterprise, which transforms a wireless PDA into a secure payment solution and incorporates a 2D bar code scanner that will be used by WESTbahn conductors to scan and validate tickets.
“VeriFone’s mobile payment solution provides us with another important modernization tool in our efforts to innovate Austrian train service,” said Stefan Wehinger, CEO, founder and co-owner of WESTbahn. “We’ll be able to provide speedy and convenient on-board ticketing and without the convenience fees that travelers are accustomed to.”
Introduced in January, PAYware Mobile Enterprise features built-in NFC, EMV smartcard and PIN entry capabilities. The first implementation of PAYware Mobile Enterprise in Europe was facilitated by Lomicon Distribution Services KG, VeriFone’s distributor, and will utilize VeriFone’s London-based pan-Europe PAYware gateway for remote payment acceptance and managed services.
“WESTbahn is innovating the passenger experience in Austrian rail transportation,” said Adam Biedrzycki, VeriFone vice president, Central Europe. “By taking advantage of VeriFone Managed Services, WESTbahn is able to integrate its ticketing application with our dedicated payment specialists and services, rather than trying to create internal expertise outside of its core mission.”
VeriFone Managed Services creates an easy to use environment in which all functions and activities associated with payment transaction and configuration management are centrally managed. This allows organization to avoid the complexity of maintaining the systems required to manage a secure payments environment and utilize VeriFone’s VeriShield Total Protect, Secured by RSA, which provides encryption and tokenization of payment transactions.
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