Blue Bamboo offers smartphone debit transactions


Blue Bamboo has added debit transactions to the suite of services it provides to merchants through smartphones in the US, starting with the Redfin Network at the end of April.

Justin Anderson, VP, Blue Bamboo, explained, ‘The smartphone with PA-DSS software can pair over BlueTooth with the Blue Bamboo H50 delivering fast, reliable and secure EMV (Level 1 & 2), PCI-PED compliant transactions. The approach mirrors our already popular P25-M approach for smartphone credit card-present solutions.’

Blue Bamboo claims the H50 EPOS device is suitable for a variety of environments and with PA-DSS software for smartphones and Blue Bamboo middleware, leads to increased transaction opportunities and new sales channels. Unlike some other mobile options, it also produces paper receipts if required.

Jeffrey Schultz, CEO of Secured Financial Network, which owns Redfin Network, comments, ‘We are excited about offering our ISO channel this new merchant tailored smartphone solution. We will package low monthly fees, more functional and affordable P25-M and H50 payment peripheral devices, lower cost card-present credit transactions and increasingly demanded debit swipes and pin processing, all through our PA-DSS software, connected to over ten major US processors via the Redfin Gateway.’