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Spindle, ValidSoft to integrate payment system in K-Cup vending machines


Spindle has signed a deal with Multi-max, a vending machine manufacturer to integrate its MeNetwork mobile commerce technology, which includes ValidSoft voice authentication, into a line of K-Cup vending machines.

Spindle’s partner Cardis USA will also participate in the deal by providing low value payment processing technology. Of interest to the biometrics community, Spindle will leverage ValidSoft’s in-band voice biometric authentication technology built for mobile platforms as a part of this deal.

Reported previously, ValidSoft recently integrated its mobile commerce technology into Spindle’s new MeNetwork360 ecosystem. Specifically, the new system uses the VALid-IMA voice biometrics authentication platform for authentication.

This new Spindle and ValidSoft ecosystem is at the core of this new integration, which also includes support for loyalty programs and support for making purchases from a mobile phone.

“We are very excited with the potential that the partnership with Multi-max represents,” Bill Clark, CEO at Spindle said. “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.”

It’s widely acknowledged that payments will be the next big wave of biometric integration and development, after consumer mobile. While mobile is still a hot topic, expect to see many more mobile payment solutions leveraging biometrics. Voice as well, is a rapidly-growing modality – particularly for mobile integrations.

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