Cale, which specializes in unattended payment technology for parking and transit operations, will begin offering secure contactless card readers that accept Apple Pay for its Cale WebTerminal pay stations (CWT) in July.
The technology will be demonstrated next week at the International Parking Institute’s annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas. Cale’s contactless payment option will allow customers to pay using their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.
The new contactless reader selected by Cale is also capable of accepting other NFC mobile wallets and will help Cale’s customers prepare for the upcoming shift by card-issuing banks to more secure EMV transactions from the current mag-stripe card technology, says Andreas Jansson, managing director for Cale’s largest subsidiary, Cale America. He added that the new Apple Pay enabled readers are a game changer for the parking and transit payment industries.
“With the sudden popularity of mobile wallets like Apple Pay and upcoming migration to EMV standards for physical cards, consumers can now drive preferred and convenient payment choices using their mobile devices and know that their transactions are fully secure,” Jansson says.
Cale will offer the contactless card readers as a field upgrade options to its existing Cale WebTerminal (CWT) pay stations and as an available option for new terminals manufactured after September 2015. Headquartered in Kista, Sweden, the Cale Group has subsidiaries in 10 countries and a network of partners in over 30 countries worldwide.