Spire Payments Innovative mPOS Product Range Wins Coveted Industry Award


Spire Payments, a leading provider of mPOS devices and solutions, receives industry recognition for its mPOS API (application programming interface) by winning the coveted ‘Best Mobile mPOS Solution’ at the 2015 Mobile Innovation Awards. This award comes at a perfect time as Spire Payments’ latest mPOS offering supporting this API, the SPm2, achieves the four cornerstones of payments certification: EMV L1 & L2, PCI PTS 4.X SRED, payWave and PayPass.

Kazem Aminaee, CEO of Spire Payments, said: “Following our acquisition of Thyron Payments, the creators of the world’s first chip and PIN mPOS device, Spire Payments is now recognised as one of the major global players in mPOS. We have invested significantly in our mPOS range, and by applying our extensive expertise have succeeded in meeting the industry’s most demanding certifications. Both the SPm2 and SPm20 utilise our inSPire mPOS API which has now received industry recognition for promoting rapid solution development, certification and deployment.”

The SPm20 is a versatile mobile payment platform suitable for use by the micro merchant and environments demanding higher throughput (SME and Tier 1 & 2 retailers).  Incorporating contactless and NFC capability and a full docking option for USB communications and power, the SPm20 utilises a powerful 32-bit ARM 386 MHz processor and the Linux Open Platform operating system.  The SPm20 also supports Spire Payments’ comprehensive Linux-based inSPire development environment, enabling lightning-speed application creation and the ability to use traditional payment applications residing on Spire Payments’ SP range of terminals. The SPm20 is compatible with all 4 major smart device operating systems (Android, Apple iOS, Windows Mobile and Blackberry)

Its ‘little brother’, the SPm2, specifically meets the needs of the micro merchant by providing a device that is compact, simple-to-use, robust and competitively priced yet with excellent battery life.  This is achieved by the SPm2 utilising a secure 32-bit RISC processor, high-speed memory, large display and a clearly defined numeric keyboard, while also being compatible with mobile devices running a payment application on Android, Apple iOS or Windows Mobile operating systems.