Alpha Card Merchants to Utilize m-Payment Terminal

Alpha Card Services’ merchant customers can now accept credit cards through the use of existing iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smartphones. According to Alpha Card Services, a mobile placement reader is required which enables credit card swiping, as well as a downloadable smartphone app dubbed QwickPAY. The company also reports that current Alpha Card merchants can request a no-charge mobile placement reader as part of their processing agreement. Alpha Card Services, a registered ISO/MSP of HSBC Bank, National Association Buffalo NY, was founded in 2000 as an agent- and merchant-friendly ISO.

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Merchant Perfect Now Offering m-Payment Processing

Merchant Perfect now lets its small business merchant clients process payments from their mobile device of choice. As an added incentive, for the rest of July, Merchant Perfect will donate $20 to the charity of choice for each new merchant that signs up. Many companies have found success by processing credit card transactions over the phone or through the mail. Processing payments is a key step in this process, which Merchant Perfect facilitates with its credit card processing solutions to ensure sound payment transaction.

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BluePay Streamlines Credit Card Processing

BluePay secure credit card processing solutions, makes it easy for merchants to accept multiple forms of payment no matter what industry they serve. From retail stores to restaurants, small businesses to enterprises, non-profits to B2B – merchants can improve their business with BluePay’s all-in-one payment processing accounts and data security solutions. BluePay lets merchants have just one company to call for all of their processing needs, including an advanced payment gateway. Retailers can count on BluePay for credit card terminals and end-to-end (E2EE) encryption services.

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PayZone Inks Partnership With First American Payment

First American Payment Systems electronic payment processors announced PayZone customized payroll is its newest referral partner. Now PayZone will refer its new and existing clients to First American. First American provides credit card processing, e-commerce solutions, customized gift cards, check processing, ACH processing, and ATM services. First American also provides merchants with multilingual customer service available 24/7, located a couple of blocks from headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Ascension Software Adds Android to Its Suite

Ascension Software integrated its “ORION” guest-service interface on the Android OS and placement of the first guest-service application on the Android Marketplace. This facilitates hotels offering room service, order amenities, receive concierge requests, and promote its personalized audio artwork tour via the ORION portal. Benefits include the ‘change once/update all’ feature using the web-based ORION admin tool, allowing change instantly ported to all supported ORION platforms. All existing ORION integrations also work on the Android application including POS, PMS and MMS systems that may already be installed at a hotel.

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Guardian Analytics introduces fraud monitoring managed service

Guardian Analytics behavioral analytics-based fraud prevention solutions introduced its “FraudDESK” monitoring managed service, offering short or long-term fraud analytics support and fraud expertise to any financial institution regardless of size, IT staff or fraud prevention resource availability. This allows institutions to deploy “FraudMAP” fraud prevention software to instantly protect 100 percent of online account holders from the widest array of cyber threats with no training and no staffing changes. FraudMAP provides the anomaly detection and transaction monitoring capabilities needed to meet the minimum expectations for online banking security established in the FFIEC Authentication and Internet Banking guidelines and combined with FraudDESK, can now be launched without staffing a new project, changing staff assignments or undergoing training.

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CO-OP Forges New ATM Contracts

Charles Street Community FCU and Four Flags Area Credit Union have contracted for SHARE SYSTEM from CO-OP Financial Services to help operate their ATM and debit card programs more efficiently and with real-time payment processing. SHARE SYSTEM from CO-OP provides ATM and debit card program support in implementations, adjustments/chargebacks, operations and training. SHARE SYSTEM clients also have access to CO-OP Network, providing members of participating credit unions with surcharge-free access to more than 28,000 ATMs throughout the United States, 9,000 of which are deposit-taking.

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Ground Labs to Present on Cardholder Data Discovery Innovation

Ground Labs is set to present insights on it’s unique cardholder data discovery technology at an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) event in London. ISSA’s annual themed Security Day is titled “Security Innovations” and will be held on Thursday, July 14 aboard the HMS President on the River Thames in London. ISSA-UK members and non-members are invited to attend the event, where they will learn about innovative security solutions in the market. The presentation will provide some detailed technical insights into Ground Labs’ approach to cardholder data discovery and explain many of the shortcomings encountered when attempting to use traditional methods for this critical task.

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Papa John’s to deploy Andromeda POS for International Expanse

Papa John’s Pizza is set to deploy Andromeda POS software, Enterprise Reporting solutions and support across Europe, Middle East and Asia. This after having implemented the software in the UK and Ireland since 2005 and in Russia and Morocco since 2010. Andromeda was founded in 1999 to obtain customers on 4 Continents and 11 countries for Integrated Online Ordering, SMS dispatch notification, GPS driver tracking and Realtime store performance tools.

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Canadian Retail Solutions to Implement XSilva POS

Canadian Retail Solutions (CRS) added XSilva’s “LightSpeed” Mac POS Software to its suite of retail software solutions. LightSpeed is revolutionizing the world of POS Software by harnessing the power of Mac systems and combining that capability with powerful, comprehensive, and user friendly retail software. LightSpeed POS provides retailers quick transaction processing, purchasing, inventory management, multi-store functionality and web store integration, along with the “LightSpeed Mobile” platform to diminish wait times. Canadian Retail Solutions (CRS) POS Systems and cutting edge technology for the Canadian retail industry and is dedicated to helping retailers use technology to increase their bottom line.

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EFT Canada to Acquire Credit Card Gateway

EFT Canada entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire the technology assets of Linterna Technologies for a total purchase price of $650,000. The acquisition is expected to close on August 19th, 2011 and is subject to certain customary conditions, as well as the completion and signing of a definitive agreement and approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. LTL operates mainly as an electronic transaction processing consulting firm specializing in operational processes, banking relationships and fraud related controls. The java based software provides its users a web-based point of sale interface that merchants can utilize to accept server to server credit card transactions and the ability for a variety of mobile e-wallet options. In addition, the technology has a built in rules based fraud detection system that is integrated with a number of third-party services that will allow EFT Canada to expand its product offering beyond just financial transactions. LTL will be paid by EFT Canada $0.05 per credit card transaction processed for a period of three years following the closing date. Such payments shall not to exceed an aggregate of $330,000.

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