Sionic Mobile and Payment Alliance International Launch Industry-First ATM iBeacon Proximity Mobile Advertising Network

–Advertisers can now reach millions of Mobile Rewards App users
through the PAI Beacon Network where users get cash for points, miles
and other rewards–

, a cloud-based mobile commerce company, and Payment
Alliance International (PAI)
, a leader in electronic payment
processing solutions, today announced they have formed a strategic
alliance to enhance the PAI ATM network (more than 74,000 terminals
nationwide) with iBeacons, allowing advertisers to engage and connect
with millions of mobile app users. Officially launched in mid-November
at the annual PAI
Market Partner Conference
, the new PAI Beacon Network is an industry
first and enables proximity-based mobile advertising and cardless cash
redemption of earned mobile loyalty rewards.

“We are excited to launch this compelling new customer engagement tool
and pleased to have this powerful new partnership with Sionic Mobile,”
said John J. Leehy, III, president and chief executive officer of
Payment Alliance International. “We believe the PAI Beacon Network will
enhance the customer experience while driving new and valuable traffic
to our machines and retail clients.”

The PAI Beacon Network can now offer national advertisers a powerful way
to reach mobile-savvy, ready-to-spend consumers with compelling ads,
thus inciting awareness and interest for their brands. The iBeacon
technology sends a greeting to nearby app users, delivering
proximity-based mobile ads and offers, and an invitation to redeem
rewards for cash at a nearby ATM. Users simply opt for a cardless
transaction then tap the “Mobile Rewards App” button and enter a
single-use, three-digit code from their Mobile Rewards App to quickly
and securely withdraw cash from a participating ATM. Powered by Sionic
Mobile’s cloud-based ION Commerce Engine (ICE), each transaction is
completed with advanced security and fraud prevention tools that protect
both the consumer and the ATM owner.

“Our goal is to provide Mobile Rewards App users, including millions of
our partners’ app users, tangible ways to use their earned rewards how
they want, when they want, and wherever they want,” said Ronald Herman,
founder & chief executive officer of Sionic Mobile. Herman continued,
“It’s called the power of choice. The reality of redeeming airline
miles, hotel points and other reward types for cash is right around the
corner. PAI gives us a remarkable opportunity through their vast
nationwide ATM network and advanced technology to give advertisers a way
to reach millions of consumers, and Mobile Rewards App users a whole new
way to view the value of their earned rewards. We are proud to partner
with PAI on this amazing offering.”

Consumers receive instant rewards that spend like cash when they pay
with their Mobile Rewards App at any merchant in Sionic Mobile’s Mobile
Rewards Marketplace. Comprised of more than 100,000 retail & restaurant
locations nationwide, it’s the nation’s fastest growing mobile
marketplace for both large chain retailers and small businesses alike.
Users will now have the option to view ads/offers and redeem their
earned rewards for cash at PAI ATMs located in hotels, convenience
stores, restaurants and shopping malls nationwide.

About Sionic Mobile

Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based mobile commerce
company, provides white-label mobile pay and loyalty applications to
partners and clients delivering rewards, savings and perks to millions
of mobile consumers. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine (ICE) and
Company-owned, GeoSense iBeacon network drives greater
adoption and more frequent app use for partners and clients. The Company
also operates the nation’s fastest growing Merchant Marketplace,
comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. Merchants
pay a small fee when mobile customers pay with their app and the Company
shares the fee with clients and partners. The Company directly engages
businesses with ION Loyalty web and mobile apps and
consumers with the free ION Rewards app for iOS and Android.

About Payment Alliance International

Payment Alliance International (PAI) is the nation’s largest
privately-held provider of ATMs and ATM Fleet Management Services, along
with a wide range of comprehensive payment and small business solutions
including credit, debit and prepaid card acceptance services in retail
locations, online or on-the-go using mobile devices…all designed to
maximize customer success and make business easy. Payment Alliance
International is based in Louisville, Ky. For more information, please
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For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
Payment Alliance International
Terri Blain, 502-671-4088