Island Pacific to Showcase Solutions NRF Convention and Expo

Island Pacific Systems will exhibit January 16 – 17, 2012 at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Expo at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Island Pacific has developed and deployed integrated software solutions that enable retailers to manage the entire scope of their operations. The highlight this year will be the latest in Island Pacific SmartRetail, the new interface application, the launch of Island Pacific Mobile applications, and the latest release of Merchandising Suite, Direct, Planning, and Store Operation suite. Island Pacific Direct provides a platform for multi-channel operations with the functionality and flexibility needed to serve customers across multiple channel touch points. Island Pacific will also be showing the latest version of Store, a feature rich POS and store operations solution, designed to be customizable, scalable, multi-currency capable and PCI compliant.

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Brand Bank Expands Surcharge-Free ATM Network with Publix Presto!

Brand Bank has entered into an agreement with Publix Supermarkets to join the Presto! ATM network. Brand Bank customers can enjoy the convenience of surcharge-free access to their accounts at more than 1,000 Presto! ATMs. Brand Bank customers can use their debit card to withdraw cash, make balance inquiries, and transfer funds between accounts.

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NFC technology powers Home Shopping for Retailers

Think&Go NFC NFC-Shopping solutions consumer customizable Home Shopping solution for Retailers. The solution consists of a mobile app, a Home Shopping board and a web site where consumers preferred services can be configured. The consumer feedback reports that 100% consumers gain significant time while shopping and accessing personalized services. NFC Home Shopping for regularly bought products becomes fun and can be done in seconds compared with minutes using a e-commerce site or mobile app. Each tag can easily be reassigned to a different product by scanning the barcode on the products that needs to be reordered. The board is designed to be set up on a wall or on a refrigerator and consists of three areas, product ordering, local services, and brand services.

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Diebold To Open New Ohio HQ

Diebold has signed a purchase agreement for the preferred site of its new global headquarters campus. The agreement includes 55 acres of land in Green, Ohio, on the Union Square site. Diebold’s new corporate campus will house about 1,500 of the company’s employees in its global headquarters. These include research and development operations, hardware and software engineering functions, and sales and marketing areas for the company’s financial self-service, security and integrated services businesses. The company’s corporate financial and administrative operations, customer service and event monitoring centers, and employee training and education functions will also reside in the new facility.

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Self-Checkout to Debut at NRF 2012

ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) will debut a new generation of consumer-centric self-checkout robots during the 2012 National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo. Two new robots will be on display, each formulated to achieve maximum functionality with a minimum footprint requirement, making the units ideal for urban markets, pharmacies, and convenience stores. The robots are designed to be price performance market leaders with a special emphasis placed on consumer friendliness and usability. ECRS’s intuitive, open platform, Java™-based QUICKcheck™, will provide the power behind the units making them adaptable to integrate with the most commonly installed POS.

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UC Group Acquires Cognosec GmbH

UC Group has acquired Cognosec GmbH in a bid to extend its global information security services for the online business community. UC Group and Cognosec GmbH will jointly focus on assisting businesses to trade more securely, by providing integrated security, risk management and payment services, in response to the growing number and sophistication of cybercrimes. Cognosec GmbH will become part of UC Group’s payment business, reporting to the SecureTrading Group. The Cognosec GmbH acquisition enables UC Group to combat payment processing value chain and information security risks through the assessment and application of appropriate security for businesses in any part of the globe.

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Trustwave issues Mediterranean Smart Cards PCI DSS Certification

Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) electronic payment processing has renewed its PCI DSS Compliance certification. This marks the third consecutive year that MSCC has been granted the PCI DSS compliance certification, confirming the company’s dedication to maintaining a secure smart cards processing network in line with international standards. The compliance certificate classified MSCC as “Level 1 Service Provider” for offering a wide range of services including; authorization, switching, payment gateway, clearing and settlement, issuance processing, processing Magnetic-Stripe transactions and providing 3D secure access control server and was issued by Trustwave.

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IKEA automates cash handling with Wincor Nixdorf

IKEA is the world’s first retail customer to use Wincor Nixdorf’s new CINEO solution to automate cash handling at its stores. Following successful piloting in France and Germany, the solution is already installed in more than 40 stores in ten countries. The new solution enables cash to be automatically verified at the end of a shift and stored in an audit-proof manner in the CINEO systems’ storage media. At the start of a shift authorized employees are assigned precisely defined quantities of notes and coins. The cash is stored in intelligent cassettes which can also be used by cash-in-transit operators to take it away. The new solution increases security and ensures significant time savings by eliminating the cost and effort involved in handling cash.

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Ingenico Partners iMobile3, Deploys mPOS

Ingenico payment solutions and iMobile3 advanced mobile commerce forged a strategic partnership to launch the Ingenico “iMRP” Mobile Retail Platform. With this, Ingenico offers offers merchants offerings required to deliver secure multi-channel commerce solutions directly to store associates and consumers via smartphone and tablet-based mobile means. This gives merchants the flexibility to expand their existing commerce reach by including a versatile, fully integrated mobile solution designed to enhance the overall customer engagement and shopping experience. It facilitates targeted one-on-one customer interaction and adds secure in-aisle and on-site mobile sales and increases conversion rates, personalized customer experience and provides consumers EMV chip card, contactless, magstripe, and NFC mpayment options.

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TSYS Appoints Group Execs

TSYS announced the addition of Dennis Jones joins as Group Executive of Business Operations, TSYS International, along with Rick Machold as Group Executive, Assistant General Auditor, TSYS. Jones will oversee the operations teams responsible for account migration, data center and facilities, customer care and production support for TSYS’ international segment. He has held senior executive positions at NatWest and subsequently RBS, including a two-year assignment as Chief Executive Officer at RBS National Bank in the U.S. Meanwhile, Machold will be responsible for providing independent reviews and evaluations of the company’s operations, information systems, controls, major business processes and reporting functions in order to provide recommendations to management, external auditors and the audit committee. He has served as the head of enterprise risk for Invesco LTD. where he designed, implemented and managed the global enterprise risk management process.

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Wells Fargo Names Internet Solutions Head

Secil Tabli Watson has been named Wells Fargo head of Wholesale Internet Solutions. Here she will guide strategic direction for the Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) portal for instant online access to more than 80 applications. These include credit and loans, global payments, and other services. She also will be responsible for CEO Mobile service, which allows customers to monitor their accounts and perform critical tasks from anywhere using Web-enabled mobile devices.This after having served nine years as SVP, Internet Services Group, managing online and mobile payments, fraud prevention, authentication, customer experience and insights, payment and fraud operations.

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