Charge Anywhere Turns Mobiles Into POS Terminals

The company's Secure Mobile Payment software works with Windows Mobile 5.0 and RIM 4.1 devices.

Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor

April 7, 2008

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Mobile application developer Charge Anywhere unveiled its Secure Mobile Payment software that it said can be used with smartphone and pocket PCs that are compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 and Research In Motion 4.1 devices.

Charge Anywhere said Monday that the software turns mobile handsets into secure wireless mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) terminals, and helps businesses and system integrators build toward achieving compliance with Level 3 and Level 4 Payment Card Industry (PCI) thresholds.

The software works with devices like Motorola's Moto Q; HTC's Touch and Mogul series; Glofiish x800, Palm's Treo 700wwx; and RIM's BlackBerry 8703e, 8870 World Edition and Pearl 8210 handset models, Charge Anywhere said, in a statement.

The secure mobile payment software offers over-the-air deployment with automatic security, functionality, and content updates to comply with PCI Data Security Standard requirements. The software also allows users to view, search, and export transactional data, as well as detailed business information such as invoice numbers, employee ID, or GPS data, all in real time using ComsGate's Web-based Transaction Manager. Secure Mobile Payment also supports several Bluetooth-enabled magnetic-stripe card readers and printers, the vendor said.

The new software is intended for businesses seeking a comprehensive mobile payment solution, according to the vendor.

"With seamless integration with QuickBooks and other back-office applications, the power of the Charge Anywhere solution enhances operational and field support efficiencies by leveraging Microsoft Windows Mobile devices and Microsoft server-to-server applications," the company said Monday, in a statement. "As an end-to-end secure mobile payment solution, it enables efficient and secure processing of electronic payment transactions virtually anywhere in the world."

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Terry Sweeney

Contributing Editor

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.

In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.

Sweeney is also the founder and chief jarhead of Paragon Jams, which specializes in small-batch jams and preserves for adults.

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