Verifone, the payments and commerce solutions company, announced Wednesday (June 21) that it is working with SITA, the air transport IT and communications company to offer a payment solution integrating an airport’s shared IT infrastructure and Verifone payment devices.
In a press release, Verifone said that nearly all of the airport and airlines in the world do business with SITA and that nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology, giving it an unrivalled presence at more than 1,000 of the world’s airports. Verifone has integrated with SITA’s AirportConnect Common-Use Payment Service to enable secure payment acceptance by multiple airlines and ground handlers on a single Verifone device installed at each touchpoint – desk, kiosk or bag drop.
“For airlines, the ability to facilitate payments on shared IT infrastructure at the world’s airports is vital to provide passengers with an integrated air travel experience every step of the way. Our work with Verifone, to deliver this innovative payment solution, allows multiple merchants to use the same device in line with PCI security standards. It enables airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders to accept secure payments in a common-use environment,” said Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA in the press release.
Verifone’s point-to-point encryption (P2PE) technology, with EMV and PCI-compliant chip card payment solutions, applications and processes, will allow multiple merchants to accept payments on the same device. With this service, Verifone VX 820, a countertop and PIN pad, and UX, a durable unattended payment solution line with PIN pad and contactless capabilities, will accept payments at airports worldwide that use SITA’s common-use passenger processing infrastructure. “As a leading global innovator and trusted partner, businesses look to Verifone for the means to simplify their payments experience and build positive relationships with their customers. Working with SITA, a global IT leader in the airline industry, Verifone is bringing large-scale, reliable, secure payment touchpoints and convenience to traveling customers at airport counters and kiosks around the world. The agreement is a milestone in expanding our secure payments and future dynamic point-of-sale (POS) interaction in the transportation industry,” said Joe Mach, president of Verifone North America, in the same press release.