USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) (“USAT”), a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted USAT its 85th patent, further extending USAT’s portfolio of intellectual property in the area of cashless payment and remote diagnostics.
“This latest patent, which describes devices and methods for generating an alert for a vending machine, is an example of how USAT has focused on providing value-added diagnostics for our customers as part of our comprehensive ePort Connect® cashless payment and telemetry service,” said Stephen P. Herbert, USAT’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our customers, all traditionally cash-based businesses, are increasingly embracing technology to help improve their business results and customer satisfaction. As these customers move further into implementation of cashless payment, remote data monitoring and consumer engagement services, we believe our IP Portfolio offers them distinct added value.”
U.S. Patent #8,373,558 describes devices and methods for generating an alert for a vending machine. It adds to a collection of USAT patents related to cashless payment, remote audit and interactive transaction capabilities in a vending machine accumulated by USAT as a market leader for cashless payment and telemetry serving the small-ticket, unattended market.
About USA Technologies:
USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect® is the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of the small ticket, self-service retailing industries. USA Technologies also provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC-ready ePort® G8, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect™, an API Web service for developers. USA Technologies has been granted 85 patents; and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon, Isis and major customers such as Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at www.usatech.com.
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