Who we are
USA Technologies was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1992. Through our ePort® line of products and services, we provide wireless networking, cashless transactions, asset monitoring and other value-added services principally to the small ticket, unattended retail markets. We also provide energy management products through our EnergyMiser line, such as VendingMiser® and CoolerMiser™, which reduce energy consumption in vending machines and coolers.
Our broad line of cashless acceptance technology includes our NFC-ready ePort G8, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect™, an API Web service for developers. Our ePort technology can be installed and/or embedded into everyday devices such as vending machines, kiosks, as well as our eSuds™ technology for commercial washers and dryers.
ePort Connect® is our associated network service, a PCI compliant, comprehensive suite of cashless payment and telemetry services designed specifically for the unique needs of the small ticket, unattended market. ePort Connect includes wireless connectivity that facilitates electronic payments options as well as telemetry and machine-to-machine (M2M) services, including the ability to remotely monitor, control and report on the results of distributed assets utilizating USA Technologies' electronic payment solutions.
Over the years, there has been a shift toward other methods of payment — credit and debit cards, and now mobile. Our customers operate primarily in the small-ticket unattended point of sale (POS) market and include a variety of traditionally cash-based industries such as vending, kiosk, commercial laundry and energy management. We help our customers make the transition to cashless solutions and we achieve that by making it easy, reliable and beneficial to their businesses.
In addition, merchants and operators of unattended payment locations are utilizing new electronic payment alternatives as a means to improve business results. We work with our customers to help them drive increased revenue through the expanded market opportunity cashless payment can provide. Our customers continue to experience positive results, as measured by our Knowledge Base — a powerful database of information USA Technologies' derives from its growing base of connections to its ePort Connect network service.
Our Technology-Based Solutions
USA Technologies has developed considerable know-how, proprietary software, and has been granted 84 patents.
Designed to be turnkey, our solutions include ePort Connect service and POS electronic payment devices or certified payment software that is able to process traditional magnetic stripe credit and debit cards, contactless credit and debit cards, as well as NFC equipped mobile phones that allows consumers to make purchases with their cell phones.
Our technology was built on a thin-client architecture, which is where centralized processing, storage, and applications occur on a server rather than at each end point. This thin-client architecture has enabled USA Technologies to network a wide variety of everyday devices, such as vending machines, kiosks and commercial washers and dryers.
Our Customers and Partners
Our customers include some of the world's strongest brands such as Canteen, Aramark, Starbucks, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Our partners and suppliers include major industry names including Verizon Wireless, Visa, Isis, Elavon and others.