2013-09-05 03:01 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2013--Mobeam today officially launched its Beep'nGo application on the Google Play app store for Android. Beep'nGo gives consumers the ability to keep all of their loyalty, gift and membership cards right on their smartphone and "beam" them straight to the scanners already in millions of stores.
Beep'nGo is exclusively available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was unveiled today at the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin. The core Mobeam platform for barcodes will also be activated for use by the Samsung Wallet on the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3.
"Consumers are ready to use their smartphones for mobile commerce, but so far the industry hasn't been able to deliver," said President and CEO, Kang M. Lee. "With Beep'nGo, people can easily use their smartphone instead of a plastic card at grocery and department stores, gyms and millions of other retail outlets. Powered by Mobeam, the Beep'nGo application is designed to simplify people's lives while it saves them time and money."
For Beep'nGo, consumers simply download the application to their Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3. To use the application, they just select a loyalty, gift or membership card to redeem, push the "beam" button and point the smartphone screen to send the card's barcode to any of the millions of laser scanners in use today. Earlier this year, Samsung said retailers prefer barcodes because they do not have to install any new infrastructure.
"Mobeam is going to change the way we spend money, no more need for plastic cards or wallets, now that ANY store scanner can read my phone," said Jeb Brilliant, the founder and chief blogger of The Mobile Perspective.
Mobeam's beaming technology, embedded in the smartphone, solves the key problem that has limited the progress of mobile commerce: widely deployed retail laser scanners are unable to scan a barcode presented on a smartphone screen.?Mobeam overcomes this obstacle without requiring retailers to invest in new point-of-sale hardware or system upgrades. The Beep'nGo application unleashes the power of Mobeam technology that is integrated in the newest Samsung devices.
In March, Mobeam announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone as the world's first mobile device to integrate Mobeam's light based communications technology.? VentureBeat noted, "Mobeam's technology could be an essential piece of the mobile payments puzzle."?Mobeam continues to build momentum with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the second device to feature Mobeam's core technology, and the introduction of the Beep'nGo application for consumers worldwide.
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Mobeam, Inc. is transforming mobile commerce with its unique and patented light based communications technology. The company was recently named one of the hottest technology companies in San Francisco for 2013 by business research firm Lead411 and took second place CTIA's 2013 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) awards in the Mobile Apps?V Money ?V Payments, Banking, Mobile Commerce, Shopping and Rewards category. Overcoming the technical barrier preventing mobile phones from interacting with laser scanners at checkout, Mobeam's technology provides universal access at point of sale (POS), enabling the transmission of coupons, loyalty offers, gift cards, tickets and other barcode data at retailers worldwide. Mobeam's technology creates new capabilities for existing mobile phone designs, and requires no changes to retailer POS infrastructure. Mobeam is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.mobeam.com.
Brian Purchia, +1 202-253-4330
North of Nine Communications
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