Every summer, thousands of the hospitality industry’s brightest and most influential players flock to HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality technology show. This year, we sent a dozen of our payments experts down to New Orleans to visit with our partners and provide payments advice and support to the thousands of hoteliers in attendance.These are a few of our favorite things from this year’s show:

Sharing Our Expertise – The most common question we heard during HITEC was “Do you have EMV with my processor?” Fortunately, when it comes to many processors and POS/PMS solutions, the answer is yes. Shift4 currently offers more EMV implementation options than any other payment gateway provider in the industry! And, we are in the process of certifying dozens more. We’ve put together a helpful EMV microsite, where you can learn everything you need to know (and more) about EMV, including the status of our certification with your processor and whether your POS/PMS is EMV ready.

Partner Support – One of the biggest successes of our visit to HITEC was the engagement that we had at the show with our ISV partners. ISVs choose Shift4 because a single integration to our DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway gets their customers EMV with 7 major processors (and counting!), unrivaled security, and a future-proof solution that will keep them at the cutting edge for years to come.

Mobile Mania – Our mobile point-of-sale solution, VT4®, made quite the impression during the live demos at our booth. Some of the attendees even went so far as to tell us that it was the best thing they saw at HITEC! VT4 turns any mobile device into a secure point of sale that scales to meet the needs of any merchant environment. With unique features like offline transaction processing, bank/processor/device neutrality, and VT4’s highly customizable interface, merchants can have a secure, reliable, and flexible mobile point-of-sale solution to easily add new revenue centers to their business.

HITEC is always one of the high points in our year, and this year was no exception. Shift4 has more than 20 years of experience securing payments for the hospitality industry, as well as retail, food & beverage, e-commerce, and many others.