14 companies join Visa's Ready for Transit program
Visa has signed 14 new technology companies, from across 10 countries, as part of its Visa Ready for Transit program, according to a press release.
The program works with companies whose technology products are accelerating commuting with contactless payments, which is helping to promote contactless growth in public transportation globally, according to the release. The Visa Ready for Transit program was announced in November 2017 with initial partners, Vix and Worldline.
"We're seeing renewed interest from transit-related companies around the world to learn how new innovations in payments can improve their customer experiences," Jason Blackhurst, senior vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships for Visa, said in the release. "Since launching Visa Ready for Transit, we've welcomed 16 world-class technology partners to the program, ranging from small tech companies to multinational organizations. Each of these partners are empowered to help extend the benefits of Visa’s digital payment technology to transit companies around the globe."
The new partners are:
- AS Ridango (Estonia) provides state-of-the-art transit solutions and services.
- BBPOS International Limited (Hong Kong) distributes mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology.
- Conduent Business Solutions (France) provides diversified business process services offering capabilities in transaction processing, automation and analytics.
- Digicon (Brazil) specializes in the provision of access controllers (turnstiles), traffic controllers, parking control systems (parking meters), electronic time clocks and automatic ticketing systems for urban transportation.
- FIME (France) works with transit operators to deliver the interoperability of fare collection systems to provide seamless travel to commuters.
- Mennica Polska (Poland) is a leading Polish ticketing operator and automatic fare collection solutions integrator.
- Paycraft (India) provides contactless, open loop products with capabilities of processing online and offline transactions.
- Perto (Brazil) develops technology products and services for banks and retailers.
- Planeta Informática (Brazil) provides solutions for secure online and offline payment systems and devices.
- Quadrac (Japan) provides ultra-high-speed payment servers and proximity communication devices.
- Schiedt&Bachmann (Germany) provides intelligent ticketing and information systems.
- Spire Payments (Luxembourg) provides point-of-sale hardware and software solutions.
- Smartran Ltd (United Kingdom) delivers smart business solutions utilizing contactless EMV and NFC mobile applications.
- T-Systems Ltd (United Kingdom) operates information and communication technology systems for multinationals and public sector institutions.