Advanced Merchant Solutions, Inc. (AMSI) has launched a payment solution for the Android, available now in the Android Marketplace as a free application which enables on-the-go merchants to accept credit cards anywhere.
This application can be used with the company's Pocket Spectrum Plus, a Bluetooth 2-track card reader and thermal receipt printer. Coupled together, the Pocket Verifier/Pocket Spectrum system enables any mobile business user to avoid the high cost of "card-not-present" transactions. AMSI further integrates this breakthrough system into a complete solution by packaging it with a combined merchant and gateway account; with no upfront costs, no term commitments, and no cancellation fees.
"This solution really differentiates itself from the rest of the market by incorporating a printer. The marketplace-to-date has had to settle for keyed-in email receipts which really slow down the throughput. In addition, attaching today's cradle solutions to read cards greatly increases the weight and bulk of the phone. That's what Bluetooth was invented for... to keep things isolated, light, and efficient," says Dennis Ideue, the company's CEO. "Being the developer of the application, the manufacturer of the printer, and the ISO issuing the merchant accounts allows us to give unprecedented value to our customer base," continues Ideue, "...everything is truly under one umbrella. We make it a simple one-stop mobile shop with one of the best competitive merchant rates in the industry."
The Pocket Spectrum Plus is currently shipping. Its retail package features Bluetooth, a rugged thermal print mechanism, 2-track magnetic stripe reader, interchangeable lithium-ion batteries, a quick-charge adaptor, and a leather case with integral belt clip. Pocket Verifier Professional for Android is currently available in the Android Marketplace.