International mobile proximity marketing and payment solutions company, Proxama PLC (AIM: PROX), signs significant strategic partnership with leading Beacon hardware specialist, Kontakt.io.Download the press release
Kontakt.io, is one of the confirmed beacon suppliers for Eddystone (the new open beacon format from Google) and is a leading global provider of beacon hardware and proximity solutions. The company has partnered with Proxama to provide Beacon technology for deployment to the Proxama Network.
Kontakt.io’s solution will operate with Proxama’s award-winning TapPoint® proximity marketing platform to enable brands to deliver digital experiences based on the user’s current physical context and location, via mobile. This helps brands to increase consumer engagement and app retention across a network of high footfall, high dwell locations.
The partnership with Kontakt.io means that Proxama continues to deploy innovative solutions utilising their TapPoint® platform to deliver a best in class experience for consumers. Both companies will work closely together developing joint business opportunities and providing a complete end-to-end service for clients.
The announcement follows Proxama’s recent roll-out of high profile beacon installations with leading Out of Home media owners Eye Airports and Exterion Media, the first phase of which will roll out in 8 of the UK’s leading airports and 500 London busses. Following phase one, there is the opportunity to roll-out to further airports and potentially 8,500 London buses.
Jon Worley, CEO of Proxama’s Proximity Marketing Division said:
“With the recent news about Google’s new Eddystone open beacon format, the proximity marketing sector is set to accelerate even quicker. We have already anticipated that future requirements for beacon hardware will definitely evolve over the coming months and therefore spent a lot of time researching the best beacon technology options available, as finding the right partner was essential to our ambitious plans. Kontakt.io supplies a high quality product which will not only bring us increased capabilities, but also will provide us with the ability to deliver highly effective scalable mobile campaigns across the Proxama Network, at the same time enabling cost efficiencies.
Kontakt.io will be hugely instrumental to our goal of creating a large beacon-powered network for media owners, app owners, and advertisers, and it’s great to have found a like-minded partner that has a common goal to deliver quality beacon-led experiences that consumers will value.”
Szymon Niemczura, CEO of Kontakt.io said:
“It was important for us to have a partner that shares our vision and can operate at enterprise-level. Proxama has a long-standing track record of successfully delivering innovative and market-leading proximity initiatives just like Kontakt.io, so we’re excited about this partnership.
Kontakt.io already has a global reach and we’re really well-placed to work closely alongside Proxama as we help develop global opportunities for both businesses. This partnership is a great chance for us to collaborate and lead the market together.”
Kontakt.io helps build the world’s best proximity solutions. Our platform puts the real world in contact with the Internet of Things by connecting devices with proximity awareness to the cloud. Kontakt.io goes beyond beacons to do this, and has a full suite of innovative technology, starting with bluetooth low energy beacons and moving on with a variety of other hardware and software technologies, and we make it simple for any business or serious hobbyist to create the Bluetooth application or business of their dreams.
About Proxama PLC – www.proxama.com
Proxama PLC (AIM: PROX) is an International mobile proximity commerce and payment solutions company.
Proxama’s award-winning mobile proximity marketing platform, TapPoint®, enables brands to connect physical and digital assets via mobile to increase consumer engagement, retail sales and loyalty across a network of high footfall locations.
Proxama provides end to end digital solutions to banks and card issuers to securely transition their card portfolio onto mobile for Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless payments as well as solutions for EMV enablement, Electronic PIN Delivery, tokenisation and card issuance management.