News | October 20, 2014

Harbortouch Unveils Perkwave Mobile App with Apple Pay™-Powered "Pay-at-the-table" Functionality

Harbortouch, a leading national point of sale (POS) system and merchant services provider, has unveiled Perkwave, a mobile app that uses Apple Pay™ technology to enable restaurant customers to pay at the table quickly, easily and securely. The app also includes built-in loyalty and rewards functionality.

The Perkwave app’s pay-at-the-table feature, using Apple Pay technology, provides a simple way for restaurants to comply with forthcoming EMV acceptance regulations. “Pay-at-the-table is a critical component of the new EMV requirements. However, the only pay-at-the-table solutions currently on the market require costly equipment for the merchant and require customers to change their ingrained behavior,” notes Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman. Now, the Perkwave app delivers a far better solution for our restaurant clients. The Perkwave app, using Apple Pay technology, is the first and only offering that has effectively solved the pay-at-the-table problem for US restaurants.”

“The app leverages a familiar technology – mobile phones – to limit the consumer pushback that many other solutions have faced. With Apple’s proven track record of shaping trends on a global scale, Apple Pay is likely to be the first mobile payment solution to gain mainstream adoption. Perkwave helps facilitate this shift by enabling millions of iPhone users to use Apple Pay in a setting where it might not otherwise have been utilized.”

The Perkwave app also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay with the app, frequent the restaurant more often and find other local businesses that are enabled to accept Perkwave’s embedded Apple Pay technology.

Apple Pay offers a convenient, secure and private way for customers to pay with their Apple iPhone. Apple Pay works with most of the major credit and debit cards from the top US banks and uses a “tokenization” process to mask any sensitive payment information during transactions. This process creates a dynamic, one-time security code for each transaction so that the actual credit or debit card number is never shared or transmitted. This tokenization process works with the Secure Element and the TouchID fingerprint sensor on the mobile device to deliver an extremely secure payment experience.

“Harbortouch was an early adopter and developer of the Apple Pay technology and, as such, has been able to integrate this functionality on a deep level into our POS systems. We have over 15,000 restaurant locations currently enabled for Perkwave acceptance and expect to add another 15,000 this year. We also have tens of thousands of additional retail merchants who are able to accept Apple Pay’s NFC payment functionality using an integrated NFC reader.”

Harbortouch offers their touch-screen POS systems through a revolutionary “free POS program” that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front cost.

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About Harbortouch

Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving tens of thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled “free” program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit

Source: Shift4 Payments