Thales teams up with Spire Payments

Wednesday 13 November 2013 10:38 CET | News

Thales, a provider of information systems and communications security, and Spire Payments, a provider of electronic payment solutions, have entered a strategic relationship to deliver an integrated mobile payment solution enabling merchants to adopt mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) systems that support PIN based transactions, including the use of EMV chip cards.

The combined service from Spire and Thales delivers a portable card acceptance solution with end-to-end security. Micro merchants such as market stall traders and home repair tradesmen are able to accept card payments using their smartphone or tablet.

Moreover, Thales and Spire deliver interoperability between the Spire PosMate Smart and the Thales payShield 9000 hardware security module (HSM).

PosMate Smart from Spire is a chip and PIN mPOS terminal that allows merchants to accept card payments in a mobile environment by connecting to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. PosMate Smart is certified to EMV level 1 and 2 and compliant to PCI PTS 2.0 SRED.

The Thales payShield HSM is designed to support all forms of card based transactions and includes enhanced support for key management for mPOS terminals and encryption of cardholder data.

Spire Payments is a member of the Thales Alliance for Solution and Application Providers (ASAP) program.

In recent news, CreditCall, a card-not-present, e-commerce and contactless payment transactions processor, and Thales have unveiled that that Thales payShield 9000 hardware security modules (HSMs) have been deployed to secure CreditCall’s CardEase Mobile application, enabling on-the-go payments for smaller merchants.

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Keywords: Thales, Spire Payments, mPOS, mobile payments, EMV chip cards, chip and PIN, end-to-end security, Thales payShield HSM, PosMate Smart
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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Payments & Commerce