Our devices and point-of-sale (POS) systems process every kind of payment type, comply with the latest point-of-sale global security standards, and take advantage of every connectivity option from WiFi to IP-enabled devices. Chances are you've used a VeriFone device or a point-of-sale system at your local petroleum station, grocer or favorite restaurant.
From our beginnings as the first payment device manufacturer, our product and point-of-sale service offerings have changed considerably. We offer payment technology expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service POS payment systems. Key industries in which we operate point-of-sale systems include retail, petroleum, restaurant, hotel, taxi, transit and healthcare. Our payment solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors, banks and acquirers in both developed and emerging economies worldwide.
Founded in Hawaii, U.S. in 1981, we operate in more than 150 countries worldwide and employ nearly 5,000 people globally. Our steady growth has come both organically through a dedication to innovation and strategic partnerships, and from smart acquisitions. Core focus and growth areas for the company include mobile commerce, security, services and emerging global markets.
As a global company, we have headquarters representing each of our core global areas of operation: San Jose, California; London, U.K.; Singapore; Turkey; and Miami, Florida. We're dedicated to supporting local markets and needs with a direct presence in more than 45 countries.