Groupement des Cartes Bancaires joins GlobalPlatform

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires French Economic Interest Group (EIG) which manages CB interbank, payment and cash withdrawal systems, has joined GlobalPlatform. This allows Groupement de Cartes Bancaires to keep abreast of key technical specifications from GlobalPlatform that support emerging payment trends. Standardizing the management of applications on secure chip technology, GlobalPlatform also welcomes member debates on the future direction and development of the association’s technology advancements.

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Travelex deploys Alaric’s payments fraud detection

Alaric international fraud prevention and payments software provider announced Travelex foreign exchange company has deployed Alaric’s ‘Fractals’ payments fraud detection platform in Sydney. Travelex’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) service permits international cardholders to be charged in their local currency when purchasing goods and services. An essential part of its merchant service offering is the ability to accurately detect potentially fraudulent activity in real-time on the merchant network. Travelex turned to Alaric to deliver its ‘Fractals’ fraud detection platform to monitor all merchant traffic and raise instant alerts on suspicious activity.

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South Indian Bank Opens 500th ATM

South Indian Bank unveiled its 500th ATM. The bank has plans to open 100 ATM Centers during the current fiscal and also 61 CBS branches to take the total to 700. With the up-gradation of technology , SIB has been offering a host of hi-tech products which enables the customers bank from anywhere. For this the Bank has launched various value-added products and services like Global Debit-cum-ATM card, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking etc. South Indian Bank’s Global ATM-Cum-Debit Cards are now acceptable in the International Network Systems of VISA and Master Card. SIB customers can access 1.7 million ATM outlets of VISA around the world, shop at various Visa authorized merchant outlets and avail all the benefits of Visa Debit-Cards. South Indian Bank’s Global ATM-Cum-Debit Cards can be also used in 8,30,000 ATMs & 7 million POS terminals.

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Radiant Systems Launches Retailer mPlatform

Radiant Systems unveiled CPMobile new mobile software platform for retailers. Fully-integrated with Radiant Retail’s POS, inventory management and e-mail marketing technology, CPMobile’s initial component is a mobile POS checkout and customer service application that will run on the Apple iPod Touch and iPhone platforms. It will be widely available this summer. CPMobile will integrate with a retailer’s existing CounterPoint system to facilitate intuitive, user-friendly and secure mobile checkout capabilities for businesses of all sizes. The application can send receipts through e-mail, helping retailers build loyalty by collecting customer data for future e-mail marketing campaigns.

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VeriFone And Hypercom Comment DOJ Civil Complaint

VeriFone Systems and Hypercom Corporation commented on the civil antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) against VeriFone and Hypercom. In an effort to resolve potential antitrust issues with the merger, Hypercom announced on April 4, 2011, that it had entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. point-of-sale terminal business to Ingenico S.A. To better understand the DOJ concerns and assess various options for the planned divestiture of Hypercom’s U.S. business, including the possibility of a divestiture to an alternative buyer, the companies will work with the department to clarify intentions, upon which the companies hope for completed merger in 2H/11.

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Paymate Acquires ACT Merchant Services

Paymate payment services has completed the acquisition of ACT Merchant Services. This allows Paymate to expand merchant services with the acquisition, with a core competency of offering the devices and infrastructure needed. ACT merchants will seamlessly integrate to avail themselves of additional payment services offered by Paymate and have tighter integration with “ROAM Data” and “ROAMpay” Swipe Secure Mobile Card Reader for processing credit, debit and gift card transactions from smart phones and other mobile devices. Paymate online payment services can facilitate all forms of electronic commerce globally while assuring that these transactions are secure and trusted.

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Retail Technology Experts to Now Service Netsys POS

Retail Technology Experts have taken over the Microsoft Dynamics RMS and POS 2009 accounts from Netsys POS Effective May 9th. With this, Retail Technology Experts will take over all of the Netsys POS Microsoft Dynamics RMS and POS 2009 accounts and continue servicing them going forward. Retail Technology Experts has several qualified RMS technicians and sales personnel on staff. With hundreds of accounts across the country, RTE is very experienced in supporting Microsoft products. Retail Technology Experts (RTE) retail technology solution provider that has been providing turn-key technology solutions to retailers since 1991.

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DataChambers to Host Infoscore Production Systems

DataChambers will now host the computers systems used by Infoscore to deliver document imaging and payment processing services to businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations around the globe. The move to DataChambers is allowing the company to take advantage of a highly secure, highly available operating environment to deliver services over the Web. As a result, clients can work online to process and to archive payments and other vital records. DataChambers is SAS 70 Type II audited and meets rigorous national standards for safeguarding client systems and data. Its facilities are supported by state-of-the-art biometric and card scanners, campus-wide surveillance, fire suppression systems, a dual power grid and redundant fiber connectivity to all major long-haul transport carriers.

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ID TECH & CHARGE ANYWHERE Forge m-EMV JV

ID TECH payment hardware solutions and CHARGE Anywhere secure mobile payment applications and payment gateway services announced their JV to launch a CHIP and PIN payment acceptance solution for mobile device platforms. The cutting edge solution will incorporate CHARGE Anywhere’s award-winning PA DSS payment applications and PCI DSS Level 1 payment gateway with ID TECH’s trusted, innovative PCI secure PIN entry and EMV smart card reader technologies. Together, ID TECH and CHARGE Anywhere will create an all-in-one payment solution that will enable EMV CHIP/PIN, magnetic stripe, PIN debit transactions and print receipts to support all major mobile devices operating systems. With ID TECH’s MagStripe and CHIP & PIN capabilities this new solution, targeted for worldwide distribution, will empower EMV card payments and any other method of payment on mobile platforms such as, Android, Apple and BlackBerry.

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Starmount To Present On m-POS & Retail Customer Engagement

Starmount is set to present its “Moving Beyond Transactions to Interactions with Mobile Solutions” to focus on how retailers can move beyond mobile POS to empower stores associates with richer information and deliver a more personal shopping experience inside the store. Starmount’s “Engage” mobile selling assistant is helping transform the way retailers interact with customers at the point-of-sale. The “Engage” solution provides store associates full transaction capabilities to assist customers without leaving their side to facilitate up-selling.

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