• Vodafone Italy (VfIt) formed a partnership with payments and identity technology provider AP.esse

Vodafone Italy partners with AP.esse

Vodafone Italy partners with AP.esse

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Vodafone Italy (VfIt) formed a partnership with payments and identity technology provider AP.esse, focused on providing machine‑to‑machine communications connectivity in shops that use AP.esse point‑of‑sale (POS) systems and cash registers. AP.esse, which sells store management products under the AxonMicrelec brand, aims to use the deal to comply with a new law that requires merchants to transmit sales data directly to the tax office via a secure system. The service is based on Vodafone’s global Internet of Things (IoT) platform (previously the GlobalM2M Platform, and before that the GlobalData Service Platform) and can be used with any cash register equipped with a local area network port.