Powa Technologies Brings EMV & NFC Capabilities to the PowaPOS SDK

Powa Technologies has formed a strategic partnership with AnywhereCommerce, a global provider of mobile commerce technology, by integrating AnywhereCommerce’s mSuite Solutions into the PowaPOS SDK. Through this partnership, independent software vendors (ISVs) will gain access to AnywhereCommerce’s suite of EMV and NFC payment solutions for iOS, Android, and Windows tablet-based point-of-sale solutions. The PowaPOS SDK, part of its advanced Developer Program, now supports AnywhereCommerce’s entire mSuite solutions family. This consists of card acceptance devices, POS payment software, and a back-end management platform that includes gateway connectivity to processing end points in the US, Canada, and Latin America.

The PowaPOS SDK provides a single universal API for the new, fully integrated PowaPOS hardware, all peripheral devices, and payment systems. ISVs integrated with the PowaPOS SDK will automatically have plug-and-play access to AnywhereCommerce’s end-to-end payment solutions, supporting transactions initiated via magnetic stripe, EMV chip and signature, EMV chip and PIN, and NFC — including the Apple Pay solution.

The integration encompasses AnywhereCommerce’s entire mSuite solutions family, including support of its Walker and Nomad line of secure EMV and NFC card acceptance devices, its mPOS payment software apps, use of its CorePay library of robust payment features, and access to its cloud-based aCommerce Management Platform that extends connectivity to a number of processing endpoints, and provides an advanced reporting and administrative portal.

PowaPOS is the first point of sale platform purpose-built to meet the market demand for tablet-based payments. The PowaPOS T25 is the only fully integrated design to incorporate all common retail peripherals and support all POS software across all operating systems. Powered by a single power cord, the PowaPOS platform features a built in thermal printer, 2D scanner, orientation sensor, and the optional PowaPOS cash drawer. With its advanced SDK, PowaPOS easily integrates with all POS software applications, as well as third party payment devices and PowaTag, Powa’s innovative mobile commerce app.

Jeff Dumbrell, CEO of PowaPOS, said in an official press release, The relationship we have with AnywhereCommerce underscores the value of eliminating a point of friction that has kept many tablet-based POS solutions from achieving scale. With this integration of our toolsets, ISVs can quickly take advantage of a proven end-to-end payment solution without having to develop and support another level of integration. And, as Powa deepens its commitment to the growing Latin American market, AnywhereCommerce’s extensive and established presence there enables us to provide a more complete point-of-sale solution to the SMB marketplace.