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Zebra Technologies Corp. is partnering with Hybrid Paytech, a company that enables PIN/debit transactions over consumer smartphones and tablets, to provide mobile credit and debit payment and printing solutions to their global customers. The companies will offer a joint solution combining Zebra's MZ mobile receipt printers with Hybrid's payment platforms to fulfill the increasing demand for mobile payment acceptance in fleet, delivery, logistics and retail industries, Keith LeFebvre, VP of product management, Zebra Technologies, said in a company press releae.
"Customers all over the world can benefit from our combined mobile payment and receipt printing solutions," he said. "These offerings help increase mobile workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, enhance the customer experience and drive customer loyalty—from in-store mobile payment acceptance to acceptance of credit or debit payment on delivery for courier services to onboard transportation ticketing."
According to research released by VDC in 2011, the mobile worker population exceeded 1 billion in 2010. With an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce, this population will grow by more than 10 percent during the next three years. Mobility and the technology that drives it, including mobile printers, is critical for improving business agility and responsiveness, Kevin Conabree, head of global partnerships, Hybrid Paytech, said in the release.
''The high demand for mobile payment technology is creating opportunities for the entire partner ecosystem," he said. "The relationship between Zebra Technologies and Hybrid Paytech is an excellent example of a complementary relationship."
Initial deployment of the joint solution is now rolling out to the Canadian market. It will be available in the U.S. market by the end of Q2 2012.
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