WildBlue Enterprise Solutions  is partnering with EchoSat Communications Group  to use the latter's Secure Payments Gateway (SPG). The arrangement should make WildBlue's satellite-based data services more attractive to merchants.
The SPG allows merchants using EchoSat's SPG to integrate their point-of-sale (POS), credit card machines and other dial-up or serial devices with high-speed broadband supplied by WildBlue Enterprise Solutions.
EchoSat's SPG utilizes standards-based encryption technology via the Internet on the WildBlue platform to transmit Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT), credit, debit and Electronic Benefits Transactions (EBT) to specific payment processors. EchoSat's SPG solution allows single or multiple inputs, supports a variety of POS devices and models, provides dial back-up with automatic rollover, routes transactions to multiple payment processors and is remotely configured and managed by EchoSat.