New technology enables onboard Bitcoin payments


March 16, 2015 – Ancillary revenue technology company, GuestLogix, has started implementing Crypto-currency wallet components on its Transaction Processing Engine (TPE) to enable the acceptance of Bitcoin and similar virtual currencies on its retail platform.

By adding a virtual currency wallet to the TPE, acceptance of Bitcoin will become readily available on GuestLogix’ handheld POS terminals and mobile POS platform for Android OS, iOS and MS Windows Mobile. This will allow airlines to accept payments in virtual currencies in a secure manner at all access points such as mobile applications, at kiosks, on handheld POS devices as well as IFE systems.

“As ancillary products and services continue to be a vital business component at virtually every touch point where travel operators connect with their passengers, and with an ever-growing population of travelers carrying smartphones and holding virtual currencies, there is a need to ensure those travelers can use Bitcoin currency consistently as a form of payment within each access point,” said Brett Proud, president & CEO of GuestLogix.

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