Verifone, Inc., the leading provider of payment solutions, today announced that Retriever Payment Systems is currently deploying the new Verifone Vx 610 wireless payment solution at the Reliant Park events complex. Retriever implemented the deployment with Verifone Connect, the all-inclusive turnkey service for wireless point of sale that provides always on, high speed connectivity through the extensive and reliable Verizon Wireless CDMA network.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which opened March 1 and runs through March 20, is one of the largest events of its type and one of the biggest agricultural events in Texas, drawing almost 1.9 million attendees last year. Retriever, a leader in the merchant bankcard processing industry since 1986, deployed the new systems among the volunteer staffers at Reliant Stadium and Reliant Center and processed thousands of electronic transactions during the first week of operation.
“In the past we have used other wireless devices utilizing the Motient or Mobitex transmission systems, but were never completely satisfied,” said Forrest Sealey, vice president of merchant technical support with Retriever Payment Systems. “It is the operators who define the success of these systems and overwhelmingly they are saying Verifone’s Vx 610 with CDMA works great.”
The Vx 610 with Verifone Connect CDMA Service bundles everything necessary for organizations to quickly begin selling wireless POS that works, including, account set up, device provisioning, activation and deployment; monthly Verizon wireless service; help desk support and terminal management and billing (see related release issued today, “New Verifone Connect Service Makes Wireless POS Easy”). This solution sets new benchmarks in terms of wireless transaction throughput, network footprint, information security, ease of implementation and comprehensive payment functionality. In short, it’s “wireless that works”.
“Retriever’s experience at Reliant Park demonstrates how easy it is to set up and run wireless payment solutions using the Vx 610 and Verifone Connect,” said Paul Rasori, vice president of marketing for Verifone. “Verifone’s new generation of wireless solutions offer merchants and their service providers with economical, reliable and easy-to-implement wireless payment acceptance solutions.
Founded in 1986, Retriever is one of the fastest growing U.S. merchant acquirers and transaction processors, providing payment processing and other related services to small- and medium-sized merchants for credit card, debit card and other payment transactions. Retriever focuses on providing its sales groups with unparalleled focus and support through industry-leading service and technologies. The corporate office, located in Houston, Texas, provides full customer service and support for merchants in all 50 states.
About Verifone, Inc.
Verifone, Inc., a global leader in secure electronic payment technologies, provides expertise, solutions and services for today with a migration strategy for tomorrow. Verifone delivers solutions that add value to the point of sale, resulting in improved merchant retention and the generation of new sources of revenue for its partners and customers. Verifone solutions are specifically designed to meet the needs of vertical markets including financial, retail, petroleum, government and healthcare. Verifone has shipped over eleven million electronic payment systems since inception in 1981.