Mobeam Wins 2012 Mobile Merit Award


Mobeam’s light based communications technology honored by panel of the mobile industry’s leading executives, media and consultants

Mobeam inc. ( announced today the company has been named runner-up in the Mobile Payments/Commerce category of the prestigious 2012 Mobile Merit Awards.

The Mobile Merit Awards recognize companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way the world communicates. The awards note the excellence and success achieved in the global mobile industry. This year’s winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor.

“Mobeam being recognized with a Mobile Merit Award is further testament of the hard work and commitment of our development and engineering team in bringing mobeam’s innovative light based communications (LBC) technology to market,” said Christopher Sellers, CEO of mobeam. “There is no question that the mobeam technology has the power to transform the way mobile phones interact at the point of sale; and mobile payments, gift cards, ticketing, loyalty, couponing and many other commerce-related industries stand to equally benefit from the advances we are making. This award recognizes mobeam for what we have already accomplished, and there is a lot more to come.”

Mobeam’s patented technology overcomes the technical barrier preventing mobile phones from interacting with the laser scanners used at retail locations around the world. Mobeam recently completed a multimillion dollar funding round, and will be using the funds to establish mobeam’s technology as a new industry standard allowing mobile phones to interact with point of sale (POS) technology, as well as to accelerate business development efforts with major consumer and retail brands worldwide.

The full list of Mobile Merit Award winners and details about the awards can be found at

“Each year the judging process becomes more difficult as the quality of technologies and advancements in mobile is outstanding. I’d like to extend congratulations to all of this year’s winners,” said Bob Bilbruck, CEO of B2 Group.

About Mobile Merit Awards
The Mobile Merit Awards recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today. Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry. These bi-annual awards are presented to outstanding companies, individuals and technologies from each sector within the mobile arena for work of the greatest likely impact on the market. For more information please visit:

About mobeam
Mobeam, inc. is transforming mobile commerce with its unique and patented light based communications technology. Overcoming the technical barrier preventing mobile phones from interacting with laser scanners at checkout, mobeam’s technology provides universal access at point of sale (POS), enabling the transmission of coupons, gift cards, tickets and other barcode data at retailers worldwide. Mobeam’s technology powers new capabilities for existing mobile phone designs, and requires no changes to retailer POS infrastructure. Mobeam is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information visit

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