b'FOGHORNFOCUS: TECHNOLOGYContactless Payment OptionsTap to pay. Facial recognition. Google Pay. Apple Pay. PayPal. There seems to be a bewildering number of ways to pay for things today. Still, credit card transactions remain the preferred method of payment (40 percent in 2019 according to Statista), followed by debit cards (35 percent). As we all know, a few years ago, the credit card payment system in the U.S. was completely overhauled in order to include a chip into cards to make them more secure. That, you will remember, required youas a retailerto install new card readers that could process the chipped credit and debit cards. Only, much to everyones dismay, the new readers were very slow. While this may not have been much of problem for some retailers, a shoe store for example, for vessel operators who work on tight schedules, the slow readers were problematic. Fortunately, times have changed. Literally! Andrew Sichynsky of PVA Associate member Solupay, reports new advances in technology have rapidly sped up chipped credit card purchases. New Quick Chip technology has greatlyCredit cards are by far the most popular payment choice by consumers in the U.S. Source: StatistaPhoto courtesy of Hy-Line CruisesOn Demand Diagnostics Interactive Mapping And Tracking Track Route History And Speed Fleet Management Made Easygplink.com| +1.252.504.5113Set Up Geofences18 SEPTEMBER 2019FOGHORN'