The NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses is now offering remote payment and order ahead capabilities that are compatible and operable with Apple PayTM, a new service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.

These capabilities will be offered for free to merchants until January 1, 2015. Users of the NCR Silver system will also have the option to integrate customer loyalty so it works seamlessly with order and pay ahead features.

For consumers to order and pay ahead, they will need an iPhoneTM 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The app powering this, Silver Sidewalk, will be coming to the App Store soon.

Two of the biggest benefits of ordering and paying ahead with Apple Pay are faster service and shorter lines. This new capability enables small businesses to offer consumers another convenient payment option that makes paying with your credit or debit cards as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID.

“Supporting Apple Pay to deliver order ahead functionality is another way that NCR, with the Silver system, continues to be a true partner to small businesses,” says Justin Hotard, president of NCR Small Business. “In this case, we are enabling small businesses to use technology in ways that change the way they interact and connect with customers. In the coming months, more consumers will want to pay with an iPhone, and we are helping our merchants support this demand.”