NEW YORK, Jan 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc (OTC: SMKG) announced today an agreement that will align the Bluebird line of EMV Chip & Pin for Wireless MPOS & Counter Top products to be certified with CT Payment Inc and broaden the reach of the Bluebird line allowing for SME to access a pre-certified channel of acquirers and processors globally. This strategy put forward for Point of Sale manufacturers removes a significant constraint to their sales strategy cycle enabling opportunities which traditionally was to capital intensive and timely to certify for smaller Value Added Resellers & Independent Software Vendors resulting in lost opportunities. In addition the product alignment will also create an important new line of Enterprise Payment products for CT further broadening its capabilities into new sectors of business not being serviced such as Transit (Rail, Airline, Transport & Cruise Ships).
CEO Massimo Barone stated "We are excited to work with Bluebird and their team creating opportunity in the industry to further expand the reach of both our clients including Retailers, Banks, Telecom & Global Enterprise requiring a more sophisticated suite of EMV ready PDA's and Wireless devices to choose from. Our strategy will immediately open the channel of connectivity and facilitate integrations to other EMV Host Switch's simplifying migration and truly becoming an independent agnostic product line."
"Our secure payment technology through SmartCard Marketing Systems and CT Payments can be seamlessly integrated into any line-of-business applications, providing enormous value to Enterprises, Merchants, and Banks," said says Jangwon Lee, CEO of Bluebird. "Through our truly versatile line of payment products, any type of businesses can now process payments easily and securely in any part of their daily operations using Bluebird's EMV integrate wireless devices. This will also enable them to support NFC payment methods such as Apple Pay, allowing them to take advantage of this easy, secure and private way to pay."
Bluebird is the innovator and global manufacturer of industrial handheld computers, tablets and mobile payment devices, with more than 3,000 customers and 600 partners in over 120 countries. From secure mobile payments to workforce automation and customer engagement, Bluebird's broad product portfolio spans all markets, connecting people to information, wherever they need it. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and had local sales office in the USA and R&D center in India. To learn more, visit http://www.mypidion.com
About SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc.
SmartCard Marketing, Inc. (SMKG:OTC) is a financial technology solutions provider to the global payments industry, delivering a cloud-based EMV Host platform to banks, telecoms and enterprise customers. In addition, it offers proprietary transaction software solutions and services, Genorocity, a coupon and incentive management platform, Check21SAAS a Remote Check Deposit solution for X9 clearing and VelocityMWallet, a payment ecosystem for alternative payment solutions. For more information, go to www.smartcardmarketingsystems.com
About CT Payment Inc.
CT-Payment has been setting the pace in electronic POS transaction since 2002. It is North American leader in EMV compliant payment services and is Canada's largest debit- and credit-card processing company to be fully independent of Canadian financial institutions and acquirers. As a member of Interac® and a debit acquirer, CT-Payment delivers integrated debit authorization and settlement services on behalf of its customers and business partners. As an experienced multi-acquirer service provider, CT-Payment offers transaction processing for point-of-sale debit and credit terminals, customized web-payment integration solutions, and the management of loyalty programs. CT-Payment further specializes in the development of platforms for emergent technology in the Global payment-processing ecosystem. It fully complies with PCI international security standards. To find out more: www.ct-payment.com.
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