CHARGE Anywhere(R) Named as Finalist in CTIA E-Tech Awards


Mar 17, 2010, 15:22 ET from CHARGE Anywhere

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CHARGE Anywhere® for Android™ has been named a finalist in the Mobile Applications - Mobile Payments in the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. CTIA's fifth annual E-Tech Awards program recognizes products in 15 categories in the areas of mobile consumer electronics, luxury mobile, applications, enterprise, green solutions and network technology. International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® will take place March 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

More than 80 prominent media and industry analysts judged the 300-plus entries submitted for the E-Tech Awards program this year. Products and services were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and the overall "wow" factor.

E-Tech Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA and Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, on Wednesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. on the Exhibits Innovation Stage located in the Emerging Technology Zone on the International CTIA WIRELESS exhibit floor, North Hall.

CTIA is offering companies two additional opportunities to win an award. Web visitors may vote for the Best Online Pick at International CTIA WIRELESS show attendees will also have the chance to vote via text message onsite for products in the E-Tech Awards display to win Best in Show.

CHARGE Anywhere for Android enables merchants to quickly, easily and securely accept card payments at the point-of-sale or point-of-service—anytime, anywhere. The unique solution, available at Android Market and at, consists of in-house developed software for Android smart phones, a Bluetooth® card reader and receipt printer and proprietary payment gateway services. CHARGE Anywhere has created a comprehensive, end-to-end platform capable of offering complete PCI security and unsurpassed mobile payment capabilities on any wireless network. Through CHARGE Anywhere's PCI DSS Level 1 payment gateway, the solution works with any major US payment processor and merchant account provider.

Using optional hardware such as a Bluetooth printer with integrated card reader, the CHARGE Anywhere solution helps merchants receive the lowest possible credit card processing rate and the best customer experience.  Sales receipts can also be printed at the point-of-sale. The smartphone's touch screen interface enables electronic signature capture, eliminating the requirement for merchants to retain paper copies of signed receipts.

CHARGE Anywhere's solutions are also winners of the 2009 Best of Interop—PCI Security Solution, and the 2009 Electronic Transaction Association Technology Innovation Award.

About CHARGE Anywhere  

CHARGE Anywhere® is the developer of proprietary Payment Card Industry PA-DSS certified CHARGE Anywhere® v2.0.0 Mobile Payment/POS software solution designed for use with QuickBooks®, Smartphones and POS Terminals, e-commerce, Web terminal and PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ComsGate® Payment Gateway. CHARGE Anywhere offers business partners and customers the most secure and robust selection of industry specific and customized  payments solutions and services, including: IP/Wireless Payment Gateway, POS software, Encryption and Data Security Services, Closed Loop Card Management and Merchant Billing Services.  For more information contact them at, or (800) 404-2014.

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Celebrating 25 years as the premier global mobile marketplace, International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense business, learning and networking in Las Vegas, March 23-25. International CTIA WIRELESS IT&E 2010 takes place in San Francisco, October 6-8. Visit

CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit  

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