Spire Payments, the leading provider of mPOS devices and solutions, will be launching two new state-of-the-art chip and PIN mPOS devices at Cartes 2014, called the SPm20 and the SPm2, to complement its celebrated PosMate Smart thereby adding to its stable of innovative mPOS devices.

Kazem Aminaee, CEO of Spire Payments, observed, “Following our acquisition of Thyron Payments, the creators of the world’s first chip and PIN mPOS device to be compatible with all major smart phones, Spire Payments is now recognised as one of the major global players in mPOS. Deployments in India, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland and Poland, amongst others, demonstrate our unprecedented success. The launch of the SPm20 and SPm2 will provide further momentum to our mPOS strategy and offers our current and future customers a comprehensive range of mPOS solutions for all payment environments.”

By having three uniquely designed devices each with its distinctive advantages, customers are afforded the flexibility of choosing a device that fits technical priorities, preferences on look & feel and budget.

The two new mPOS devices communicate with smart mobile devices via Bluetooth and meet the industry’s most stringent EMV and PCI PTS 4.x SRED technical and security requirements while all three Spire Payments mPOS devices support the inSPire™ mPOS API (fully compatible with the PosMate™ API) meaning:

• All three devices have the same user interface/ user experience
• Mobile payment applications developed with the API can operate with all three devices – providing a ‘write once, deploy across range’ capability and faster time to market
• A customer deploying all flavours will benefit from high application reliability since it will be the same mobile application for both solutions instead of a custom developed application for each

The SPm20 is a versatile mobile payment platform which can be used by the micro merchant and environments demanding higher throughput (SME and Tier 1 & 2 retailers). Incorporating contactless and NFC capability (payWave, PayPass and ExpressPay certified) and a full docking option for USB communications and power, the SPm20 utilises a powerful 32-bit ARM 9 processor and the Linux Open Platform operating system. The SPm20 also supports Spire Payments’ comprehensive Linux-based inSPire development environment, enabling lightning-speed application development and the ability to use traditional payment applications developed on Spire Payments’ SP range of terminals. The SPm20 is compatible with all 4 major smart device operating systems (Android, Apple iOS, Windows Mobile and Blackberry)

Its ‘little brother’, the SPm2, specifically meets the needs of the micro merchant providing a device that is compact, simple-to-use, robust and competitively priced yet with excellent battery life. This is achieved by the SPm2 utilising a secure 32-bit RISC processor, high-speed memory, large display and a clearly defined numeric keyboard whilst also being compatible with mobile devices running a payment application on Android, Apple iOS or Windows Mobile operating systems.

Kazem Aminaee adds, “Spire Payments continue to strive to deliver best-in-class payment solutions, and the SPm20 and SPm2 further demonstrates this by complementing our SP range of traditional payment devices. We’re extremely exciting to launch these products at Cartes 2014 and welcome visitors to visit our stand (4H 019) to fully appreciate how Spire Payments can assist in delivering world class payment solutions.”