By Brian Albright, Field Technologies magazine
Mobile payment applications have become common in retail environments, at public events, and at sports stadiums; everyone from the plumber to the pizza delivery guy accepts credit card payments. With fewer people keeping cash on hand, processing credit/debit transactions at the point of activity and providing receipts using mobile printers is essential for many businesses.
"There is a continuing interest in expediting payment
processes, which means mobilizing the workforce," says Peteris D'Carlo, general manager at Brother Mobile Solutions. "That means being able to capture or make payment on location rather than back in the office. The market spectrum is broad, from noncontract field service where payment is required, to insurance claim settlements where providing payment and capturing a signature is important to the claims settlement process."