Verifone Inc. has certified a radio-transmission system for use with its transaction authorization terminals.
The system, Bison Data Corp.'s DataMover 2000, uses broadcast signals as an alternative to telephone lines.
Focus on |Developing' Areas
Bison Data, based in Buffalo, markets the system mainly in parts of the world that have "developing telecommunication infrastructures," said Joseph P. Savage, vice president of Verifone's network systems division.
Verifone, based in Redwood City, Calif., is the leading provider of terminals and related systems for handling card transactions at points of sale.
3 Million Installations Made
The company has made three million installations in 70 countries and had $226 million in revenue last year.
Bison Data president Joseph Wolfson said the Verifone agreement was a strong endorsement for DataMover 2000 that gives both companies the opportunity to jointly open previously restricted new markets.