VeriFone hosts mobile payments for French rail operator

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VeriFone says that its PAYware Wynid managed payments solution is powering passenger ticket purchases aboard France’s national railroad operated by SNCF Group.

Deployment began in April with the first 1,000 handheld devices that are Verifone Wynidplanned to number 12,000 over three months and handle an estimated 1.65 million payment transactions annually across the SNCF-managed rail systems including the high-speed TGV trains.

PAYware Wynid is a managed services platform that delivers all-in-one payment acceptance on mobile handheld devices used by conductors to accept domestic and international EMV card payments and process other functions such as ticket sales and exchange, invoices and information services for passengers.

“VeriFone’s unique managed payment solution makes it possible for SNCF to further improve efficiency and productivity on our trains by adding on-board payment to our mobile solution,” comments Carole Morere, department director for Trains Information Systems with SNCF. “Mobile payment further enhances passenger convenience and is a natural complement to existing capabilities of access to real-time information such as train schedules and seating availability.”

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