Guestlogix on NFC payments for Inflight Entertainment
GuestLogix (TSE symbol GXI), is a market leader in the supply of onboard retail solutions to airlines, airports, rail and bus operators.
The majority of the company’s payment solutions reside in hand-held devices carried by the merchant or running on consumer-grade devices such as tablets and smart phones. In 2012 the company added NFC payments acceptance to its point-of-service handheld devices and its retail transaction platform.
According to Guestlogix the move to contactless and near field communications technologies opens the door to more secure and much faster payments onboard. Flight attendants will be able to process sales in less time versus traditional handling while airlines will be able to greatly reduce credit card related fraud.
In September of 2014 Guestlogix anticipated that NFC adoption would increase across the board follow the launch of Apple Pay. “We are very excited about the impact that Apple’s decision to accept NFC will have on the payment landscape and consumer purchasing habits,” said Brett Proud, President & CEO, GuestLogix. “Apple’s support of NFC technology will surely act as a catalyst to drive NFC payments in North America and beyond, leading to increased usage across all operating systems – iOS, Android and Windows – all of which are supported by our PCI-compliant technology. In addition to supporting existing NFC payment technologies on our mobile POS platform, GuestLogix looks forward to supporting NFC payments via Apple Pay once this payment method is made available.”
Maryann Simson from Runway Girl Network caught up with Brett Proud at FTE Global 2014 in Las Vegas. In the interview Proud comments on how IFE providers will incorporate NFC in their platforms.