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A touch of the Rio Carnival came to Paris yesterday as CARTES 2013 welcomed Brazil as the show's Guest of Honour Country. The drums, whistles, vivid colour and excitement of a parade of Samba dancers on the exhibition hall floor lit up the wealth of exciting opportunities available for the smart security sector in one of the world's most populous nations.
Spire Payments, which is exhibiting for the first time at CARTES this year, is highlighting its role as the sole supplier of mobile Chip & PIN payment devices for Smart TPE, Crédit Agricole's new national mPOS project. This recently announced collaboration is intended to help bring to market a Crédit Agricole payment offering that addresses the new expectations and changing habits of merchants and consumers.
Kazem Aminaee, President and CEO of Spire Payments, talks to CARTES Daily News about challenges and opportunities and about why the industry must embrace change Q Can you give a brief outline of Spire's current business priorities? A To remain the fastest-growing European-based POS supplier and best alternative to traditional POS suppliers; to remain the leader in mobile POS; to remain the centre of excellence for T42xx and M43xx technology and to provide the best in kind call centre, logistics and
ABnote's evolution from card manufacturer to card manufacturer and provisioner of data reflects financial institutions' own migration away from magnetic stripe to RFID and EMV technologies, says Jim Ellis, Senior Vice President, North America.