November 27, 2006 By News Report
The solution includes the VeriFone Secura system with contactless smart card capabilities, together with management software. The current pilot is being managed by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority and involves the participation of VeriFone, Citibank and MasterCard (NYSE: MA).
The pilot began this summer and involves 80 systems installed at various Metro stations. The pilot is open to any of the 50,000 Citibank contactless customers with a Citi credit and Citibank debit payment tag, or Citi credit or Citibank debit MasterCard card with the PayPass logo.
Douglas G. Bergeron, chairman and CEO of VeriFone, said: "This is a prime example of VeriFone's future, where we will increasingly be providing the integrated payment software and related technology for deployment in non-traditional locations such as turnstiles."
The VeriFone Secura unattended payment system is a highly secure solution set that is currently used in the London Underground, kiosks and vending machines throughout Europe, according to the company.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.