RTP Partners Inntopia, Offers Itinerary Solution

Destination resorts and attractions will be able to license out-of-the-box technology to easily package and sell all travel elements – transportation, lodging, tickets, activities, rentals, lessons and more – in one transaction using the RTP|One Itinerary turnkey solution from RTP, LLC and Inntopia. Operators using RTP enterprise commerce software will be able to offer unique and comprehensive vacation packages without having to develop custom itinerary technology with RTP|One Itinerary. This technology integration allows resort and attractions operators to flexibly bundle their own products – and those from multiple built-in partners — for the highest yield.

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Gramercyone LaunchesFree Cloud-Based Marketing

Small businesses can now book appointments online, manage customers, and easily promote deals across their social networks through the GramercyOne “GoSuite” cloud-based business management and marketing software. The “GoSuite” solution is leveraging its enterprise Booker Platform to provide local merchants and independent professionals easy-to-use tools aimed at streamlining their day-to-day tasks with “GoBook” online appointment booking and “GoPromote,” which allows businesses to develop their own specials and deals, promote them through Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, and then track inbound customers to see which campaigns and platforms are most effective.

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Galileo Processing Hires New EVP, Business Development

Steve Boyer has been appointed Executive VP, Business Development with Galileo Processing prepaid, credit, debit and alternative financial services technologies. Boyer brings with him nearly three decades of experience in payments automation. In 1993 Boyer co-founded the concept of a declining balance closed-loop card for merchants, which later became known as the gift card. Boyer was most recently Chief Revenue Officer for HOPS, a SaaS-based business intelligence and data processing software firm. Boyer worked with large open-loop prepaid and payment automation programs at American Express, Wachovia, ADP Corporation, MBNA, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase Bank and others.

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Etisalat Mobile Services Intros NFC Payment

Etisalat, in partnership with Mastercard Worldwide and Network International is launching the new technology initially available on Blackberry 9900 phone. Around 600 outlets in the UAE are already able to process such mobile payment transactions. With only one tap of a smartphone against the reader, a customer can make purchases of up to US $50 using a secure PIN number. IQPC has helped corporations solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry solutions and global best practice and built a formidable reputation for quality and value.

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National Bank of Egypt Deploys ACI Accounting

National Bank of Egypt (NBE) has implemented the ACI Worldwide payment systems “Acquirer,” transforming merchant acquiring infrastructure and enable it to deliver flexible and tailored back-end accounting and management solutions to its merchants. The National Bank of Egypt is committed to delivering the latest products and services to its customers, and invests in technology to enable it to stay at the forefront of its industry. The bank will be able to offer its merchants international multi-currency, multi-product and multi-card scheme payment processing leveraging standard product features , combined with the ability to support sophisticated retailer relationships.

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POS Becoming Increasingly Prominent

The UK’s discount retailers are looking to make the most of the current economic climate by appealing to cash-strapped consumers through the use of point of sale products. With this, orders from businesses which specialise in offering discount products have increased significantly over the past 12 months. Companies appeal to shoppers looking for high street bargains and are using point of sale items such as pavement signs and cable displays in order to attract them through the doors. Dump bins, which can hold a large number of products and are often used by retailers to attract attention at the tills and encourage impulse purchases, have proved to be increasingly popular.

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Johnson and Johnson Installs Signbox NFC Smart Poster

Signbox has recently completed an installation of innovative Enlighten smart poster displays at the High Wycombe office of pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson. On a prominent wall at the Consumer Healthcare site, Enlighten is the central display feature for the company’s Healthy Future initiative. A total of 11 Enlighten smart posters feature on a double wall spread of environmental graphics replacing the Healthy Future 2010 display, originally installed by Signbox in 2005. Staff and visitors can now download information programmed into the NFC (Near field communication) tag in the poster via a smartphone in a single elegant swipe.

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Multicard Steps Up mPayment Deployment

Multicard credential solutions, identity management and system integration services expanded its “Cashless Betalen” mobile payment solution deployment. The “Cashless Betalen” solution allows users to manage their accounts easily and use their mobile devices to perform actions such as checking account balances, transferring funds and depositing, monitoring and making payments. Its interface can be securely accessed with any Internet connection via computer or mobile device. Currently, Multicard also offers apps for Apple and Android phones. In addition, Multicard is providing digital wallet customers with secure near field communications (NFC) tokens that enable mobile phones and other devices to be used to make cashless payments. Multicard is working with Rabobank’s 145 branch offices in the Netherlands to share marketing information and to provide training on making mobile payments with Cashless Betalen.

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INGENICO P2P Encryption PCI P2PE Compliant

Ingenico payment solutions’ “On-Guard” point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution on its “PCI PTS V3” payment terminals is P2PE compliant. The P2PE compliant solution will greatly help merchants to reduce the scope of their PCI DSS assessment, as well as their audit and security implementation costs, and will ensure the protection of their customer account data over their networks. PCI SCC mandates the use of an SRED (Secure Read and Exchange of Data) certified device. Ingenico manages all sensitive operations of its P2PE solution from a secure infrastructure which is already PCI DSS V2.0 certified and provides Payment Transactions Services for over 150 retailers worldwide.

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Durban bus system Installs NFC Payment

The introduction of Durban’s first large-scale cashless transit tariff system, in the form of the public transport smartcard, is set to redefine the way commuters here pay their bus fares. The smartcard will be rolled out to commuters using the city’s buses early next year. Initially the Muvo card will be used on Durban Transport buses only but as the IRPTN is phased in, the smartcard will eventually be usable on all modes of public transport, including trains. The IRPTN is intended to make eThekwini Africa’s most liveable and caring city by the year 2020.

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Travelex Launches Chip and PIN FX Card

Travelex non-bank foreign currency provider launched a prepaid foreign currency card for Canadians available in U.S. Dollar, Euro and British Pound Sterling with its “MasterCard Cash Passport.” Reloadable and replaceable, the “MasterCard Cash Passport” offers a convenient alternative to carrying large amounts of currency while travelling overseas, compatible with the chip-and-PIN technology. The card is not connected to the cardholder’s bank account, minimizing the risk of identity theft in the event the card is lost or stolen. Travelex does not charge ATM fees while “Cash Passport” makes the option of preloading travel money before leaving Canada and electing to not carry large amounts of currency even more appealing.

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