VeriFone has revealed that it is to software and systems for a contactless payments trial at New York City’s subway.
VeriFone’s Secura system with contactless smart card capabilities, together with its management software, will be used by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a trial in which Citibank and MasterCard are also participating.
The pilot began this summer and involves 80 systems installed at various Metro stations. The pilot is open to any of the 50,000 Citibank contactless customers with a Citi credit and Citibank debit payment tag, or Citi credit or Citibank debit MasterCard card with the PayPass logo.
Douglas Bergeron, chairman and CEO of VeriFone, commented, this is a prime example of VeriFone’s future, where we will increasingly be providing the integrated payment software and related technology for deployment in non-traditional locations such as turnstiles.
The VeriFone Secura unattended payment system is currently used in the London Underground, and in kiosks and vending machines throughout Europe.