SOURCE: Infinite Peripherals

August 24, 2006 10:15 ET

Verizon Wireless and the American Cancer Society Use MobileCharge™ Credit Card Authorization Solution for Charity Golf Tournament

MIDDLETOWN, DE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- On Monday July 24th MobileVision, Inc., together with Verizon Wireless and the American Cancer Society, Inc., took part in the Tenth Annual Maryland Women's Golf Tournament to Fight Breast Cancer in Gaithersburg, MD. The group partnered to successfully utilize MobileCharge™, a wireless credit card solution, to process donations throughout the event on Verizon BlackBerry wireless handhelds.

MobileVision worked closely with the American Cancer Society's South Atlantic Division, Infinite Peripherals, Inc., and Verizon Wireless to incorporate MobileCharge™ into the American Cancer Society's workflow. By using the MobileCharge™ turn-key bundle, employees and volunteers are able to process real-time donations (via credit card) wirelessly, rather than the pen and carbon-copy form method that currently exists. The solution presents an efficient and secure method of handling donations and a simple way for charitable organizations to transact. The end result is an increase in the amount of money raised to fight the battle against cancer.

"We are excited about the relationship with MobileVision and Verizon Wireless," said Rick Riehl, Vice President of Vehicle Donations for the American Cancer Society's South Atlantic Division. "We can now collect donations and associated data through wireless devices in the field. We expect that service to our constituents will increase as we will be capturing donation information in a more accurate and timely manner."

The MobileCharge™ wireless point-of-sale software is bundled with integrated mobile credit card swipe and thermal printer hardware and works with wireless PDAs running RIM BlackBerry™, Palm™ or Windows Mobile operating systems. Direct connections to merchant providers, processors and gateways allow MobileCharge™ to bring secure credit card processing (and other functions normally performed by back-office staff) to the workforce at card-present swipe rates resulting in an immediate cost savings for end users.

The wide variety of applications perform mobile point-of-sale transactions, print receipts, scan barcodes, gather and submit electronic form data, capture signatures and synchronize with back-office systems in a real-time environment.

About American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For information about cancer, call 1.800.ACS.2345 24 hours a day, seven days a week or log on to www.cancer.org.

About MobileVision:

MobileVision creates innovative, productivity-enhancing wireless applications that are compatible with handsets running RIM BlackBerry™, Palm Treo™ and Windows Mobile operating systems. The software runs on wireless peripherals including printers, scanners and other related components. Visit them on the web at http://www.mobilevis.com, or call national sales at (302) 376-3048.

About Verizon Wireless:

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) (LSE: VOD). To find more information go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.

Contact Information

  • MobileVision, Inc.
    306 Greenway Ct.
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 376-3048