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Bluetooth Credit Card swiping and receipt printing for Android Phones
Advanced Merchant Solutions allow Android phone users, particularly, on-the-go merchants very convenient solution to handle payments. They coupled their free software, the Pocket Verifier for Android allowing for online verification of the credit cards of customers with a Bluetooth portable device, the Pocket Spectrum Plus, which can be used not only to swipe credit cards but also to print thermal receipt on the spot.
The software is available on the Android market place and the device, which has already been available for Palm OS and Windows Mobile and now for Android OS, is sold around $300 at the company’s web site. But bear in mind that the software is compatible only with Android Version 2.01 or higher.
h3 style=”text-align: center;”>Press Release
FULLERTON, Calif. — Pocket Verifier Professional for Android is now available with the Pocket Spectrum Plus; a complete payment solution that swipes credit cards and prints receipts for the rapidly growing Android mobile platform.
Advanced Merchant Solutions, Inc. (AMSI) has launched a payment solution for the Android, available now in the Android Marketplace as a free application which enables on-the-go merchants to accept credit cards anywhere. This application can be used with the company’s Pocket Spectrum Plus, a Bluetooth 2-track card reader and thermal receipt printer. Coupled together, the Pocket Verifier/Pocket Spectrum system enables any mobile business user to avoid the high cost of “card-not-present” transactions. AMSI further integrates this breakthrough system into a complete solution by packaging it with a combined merchant and gateway account; with no upfront costs, no term commitments, and no cancellation fees.
“This solution really differentiates itself from the rest of the market by incorporating a printer. The marketplace-to-date has had to settle for keyed-in email receipts which really slow down the throughput. In addition, attaching today’s cradle solutions to read cards greatly increases the weight and bulk of the phone. That’s what Bluetooth was invented for… to keep things isolated, light, and efficient,” says Dennis Ideue, the company’s CEO. “Being the developer of the application, the manufacturer of the printer, and the ISO issuing the merchant accounts allows us to give unprecedented value to our customer base,” continues Ideue, “…everything is truly under one umbrella. We make it a simple one-stop mobile shop with one of the best competitive merchant rates in the industry.”
The Pocket Spectrum Plus is currently shipping. Its retail package features Bluetooth, a rugged thermal print mechanism, 2-track magnetic stripe reader, interchangeable lithium-ion batteries, a quick-charge adaptor, and a leather case with integral belt clip. Pocket Verifier Professional for Android is currently available in the Android Marketplace.
About Advanced Merchant Solutions:
Advanced Merchant Solutions, Inc., commonly known as MerchantAnywhere, is a privately held corporation and has been both a leader and pioneer in the mobile transaction processing industry since 2001. Their solutions include software, hardware, and transaction processing for both retail and mobile merchants. Advanced Merchant Solutions, Inc. is a Registered Visa/MasterCard Independent Sales Organization (ISO) for Columbus Bank and Trust, Columbus, Georgia, as well as a registered Apple, Microsoft, Palm and RIM software developer.