Spindle Signs Agreement With Multi-max to Provide Comprehensive Mobile Marketing and Payment Acceptance Solution for K-Cup Vending Machines
Partnership Includes Cardis USA's Low Value Payment Processing Services and ValidSoft Authentication Technology; Agreement Expands Spindle's Reach Into Unattended Merchant Space
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- Spindle, Inc., (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that it has signed a deal with Multi-max®, a manufacturer of vending machines designed specifically for mid-size and small offices and locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As part of the agreement, Spindle will integrate its MeNetwork™ mobile commerce technology into Multi-max's line of K-Cup vending machines. The MeNetwork solution will incorporate all card-based payment acceptance services, as well as mobile marketing services.
Spindle's partner Cardis USA, a division of Cardis International, will also participate in the deal by providing low value payment processing services. In addition, Spindle will leverage ValidSoft's advanced In-band Voice Biometrics authentication technology custom built for the mobile platform. ValidSoft, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) recently announced the integration of its advanced technology with Spindle's new "MeNetwork360(SM)" mobile commerce ecosystem. Through this arrangement, Spindle plans to distribute the K-Cup systems to businesses and coffee service suppliers throughout the United States.
"We are very excited with the potential that the partnership with Multi-max represents," said Bill Clark, chief executive officer at Spindle. "We'll now have the opportunity to offer a full end-to-end mobile commerce solution to a wide range of vending operators and coffee service suppliers that are looking to quickly enter the mobile commerce space. By working with leading providers like Cardis International and ValidSoft, we can offer a seamless, secure, and affordable solution that will serve the needs of operators and vendors well into the future."
Serving as the foundation of the combined solution is Spindle's MeNetwork360 platform, which allows merchants to facilitate payment processing and manage customized marketing campaigns in a single interface. The platform enables a number of features, including loyalty programs, electronic coupons, rebates and instant offers. The app also allows consumers to locate merchants, discover offers, accrue loyalty points and make purchases on their mobile devices.
Spindle is also leveraging its relationship with Cardis USA in this agreement. Cardis provides a technology that enables several consumer transactions made at different retailers to be handled with only one transaction processed through the payment network, thereby significantly lowering the overall transaction costs. Notes Aaron Fischman, CEO of Cardis USA, "As low value payments migrate from coin and note to electronic form factors, it is essential to deploy a solution that brings down the overall costs of transactions, so that retailer margin is protected. This solution provides that essential capability, previously missing from the mobile wallet. Consequently, the widespread deployment of these machines is likely to make mobile as habit-forming as cash once was."
In addition, Spindle's security partner, ValidSoft, will provide voice-based authentication technologies to the solution.
Based in San Diego, Multi-max offers a wide range of vending solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. The company provides a number of food and beverage products, as well as advanced telemetry and back office systems.
"This arrangement with Spindle gives Multi-max an excellent foundation to substantially grow our business," said Mark Bentley, Director of Sales & Marketing for Multi-max. "Mobile commerce represents an exciting opportunity to reach new partners and customers, and deliver compelling marketing services that can easily translate into revenue. Spindle's unique ability to combine all these services into one seamless solution makes this partnership particularly appealing." Visit www.multi-max.com
About Spindle, Inc.
Spindle is an innovator of mobile commerce solutions for financial services providers and consumer-facing merchants of all sizes. Spindle is focused on pioneering new ways for businesses to rapidly integrate mobile payments acceptance and mobile marketing services while empowering location-based merchant discovery, fulfillment and frictionless mobile payments for consumers. Spindle is dedicated to expanding beyond traditional electronic payment boundaries by offering cutting-edge solutions that allow clients, partners, merchants and consumers to take full advantage of the rapidly emerging mobile economy. Spindle has an extensive proprietary intellectual property portfolio -- which include patents pending -- that encompass networks, mobile payments, and security. For more information, visit www.spindlehq.com.
ValidSoft Limited provides B2B mobile-and cloud-security solutions. ValidSoft has developed a sophisticated multi-factor authentication platform (SMART™), which takes full advantage of mobile telecommunication channels and devices and includes a leading proprietary voice biometric engine. These solutions combat electronic fraud and safeguard consumer privacy across internet and mobile banking, credit/debit-card and (mobile and fixed line) telephony channels. ValidSoft's solutions are used to verify the authenticity of both parties to a transaction (Mutual Authentication), ensure the fidelity of telecommunication channels (Secure Communications), and confirm the integrity of transactions themselves (Transaction Verification) -- in each case, in a manner which is scalable for the mass market, cost-effective, secure and easy to use and deploy. The company counts some of the world's largest financial institutions among its customers. ValidSoft is the only security software company in the world that has been granted three European Privacy Seals. Visit: www.validsoft.com.
Based in Cedarhurst, NY, Cardis Enterprises International (USA) Inc. provides unique solutions for cost effective processing of low value payments. Cardis supports all payment form factors, whether cards, mobile devices or digital wallets and works across all payment channels, whether physical retail, online and mobile commerce, benefitting all parties handling everyday small payments, opening up vast opportunities to displace cash, and removing the cost barriers that hamper the growth of electronically accepting low value payments, typically those below $25. The company's parent holds several patents, and currently distributes its services to merchant acquirers, financial institutions and payment service providers. For more information, please see www.cardis-international.com.
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Released October 23, 2013