GotchaBucks Intros Instant Virtual Gift Card Mall

Virtual gift certificates are now available from www.GotchaBucks.com virtual gift card mall. Letting the recipient instantly choose and receive their own gift card, the GotchaBucks.com solution offers a unique direct to consumer online mall web-site allows you to send a virtual gift certificate via e-mail to anyone on your gift list immediately. Moreover, recipients can instantly redeem the GotchaBucks rewards certificate and choose their own virtual gift card from any of the participating top retailers. The virtual gift cards can be used immediately to shop online or redeem in-store and never expire.

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Epicor Deploys Multi-Channel Retail Transaction Reqs

Epicor Software Corporation enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 companies introduced its “Epicor Retail Enterprise Store Central” to address the complex transaction requirements of today’s multi-channel retail enterprise. The “Enterprise Store Central” simplifies retailers’ task of enabling the full spectrum of POS and enterprise sales functions across stores and channels, so retailers can more effectively manage transactions and customer engagement. Serving as a single integration point for transaction “basket” logic, the adapter integrates data from all channels — blending the e-commerce and brick-and-mortar experience like never before for simplified shopping and streamlined information management.

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Card Terminal for Mac Now in Mac App Store

Inner Fence is now shipping the “Credit Card Terminal” for Mac exclusively on the Mac App Store and will no longer distribute it directly to customers. The Mac App Store makes it easier for Inner Fence to distribute its iPhone and iPad apps exclusively. The “Credit Card Terminal” makes it easy for merchants to process credit cards on Mac computers. They can key in cardholder information or swipe cards with the optional Credit Card Reader for Mac accessory. Inner Fence is providing Credit Card Readers free of charge to new customers that activate a merchant account.

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VeriFone Launches Retailer mPay Solution

VeriFone has officially kicked off its “PAYware Mobile Enterprise” secure mobile card acceptance solution. Integrating with existing in-store POS systems “PAYware Mobile Enterprise” is supported by VeriFone’s PAYware Connect gateway for remote payment acceptance outside of store environments and incorporates a PCI-approved PIN debit keypad while its 2D bar code scanner allows for m-check out or inventory control tasks. It also features built-in NFC and EMV smartcard capabilities and integrates mobile payment devices into a PCI-compliant environment to reduce the PCI scope and user risk profile. This ultimately lets retailers equip store personnel with smart mobile devices that feature rich graphical displays and compact form-factors for roaming checkout operations. This in conjunction with research indicating skyrocketing smartphone penetration rates, according to research from Novarica.

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Coalfire Validates Heartland Encryption MSR Wedge

Made commercially in November, Coalfire Systems PCI Qualified Security Assessors validated Heartland Payment Systems’ “E3” end-to-end encryption magnetic stripe reader wedge eliminates the scope of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) for POS developers. The “E3” reader prevents plaintext data from being available to the payment application, removing the payment application from PA-DSS scope and encrypts sensitive cardholder data in a tamper-resistant security module to offer a variety of security options to merchants using computer-based POS systems. To fully eliminate PA-DSS scope, Coalfire specifies provisions including that no encrypted data can be stored locally; no other payment systems can be supported; and that merchants cannot possess or have access to decryption keys in their retail or corporate environments. Coalfire also determined the “E3” wedge solution can provide significant risk mitigation of data compromise and is one of the most effective data security controls available to merchants; its use of Format Preserving Encryption (FPE) meets encryption best practices and standards for cryptographic algorithms and key strength and meets industry standards and VISA best practice guidance; and its use of Identity-Based Encryption key management processes removes most of the challenges of key management for the merchant that have been found in many other end point encryption solutions.

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Foregenix Launches PCI DSS Compliance Training

Foregenix digital forensics and incident response launched its independent information security training courses to help businesses comply with PCI DSS. With this it will offer a variety of courses aimed at both technical and non-technical members of staff. The company will offer a one day overview course on PCI DSS for non-technical staff to gain a better understanding of what PCI DSS compliance program is and of what it’s composed. Foregenix will also offer longer, customised, more in-depth assessment training and planning workshops aimed at PCI DSS and technical administrators.

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Hart Installs Epson POS Printer

Hart Stores has installed 500 Epson “TM-T70 POS” printers throughout its
92 stores for its reliability, form factor and functionality. The
“TM-T70” is designed to fit under counters, is about the same height as
most cash drawers and has all front-facing controls, paper loading and
receipt dispensing for easy access. It is also “ENERGY STAR” qualified
and offers a small footprint and low height, with flexible mounting
options. CA-based Epson America is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based
Seiko Epson Corporation to provide POS service solutions.

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Cornell-Mayo Celebrates 30th Year in Retail

Cornell-Mayo Associates (CMA) POS software is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Conference and Expo in New York City. CMA earned 23 #1 rankings in the 2010 RIS Software Leaderboard in December and has remained profitable and independent through the toughest economy in modern history. Cornell-Mayo’s flagship “Omnistore” POS features a modern, lightweight service-oriented architecture (SOA) for both new and old hardware alike to provide true platform independence and access to store systems from anywhere.

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GoPayment Offers Free Credit Card Reader, No Fees

GoPayment is now compatible with more than 40 popular mobile handsets and a range of credit card readers. This includes a free credit card reader from ROAM Data, which works on a variety of iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices, to make it easier for the cost-conscious new business owner to start taking mobile payments. There are also other robust, professional readers, including the new, sleek, form-fitting mophie credit card reader for the iPhone 4, for established businesses with higher processing volume. A list of supported devices is available at: www.gopayment.com. GoPayment charges no monthly service fee for businesses that sign up before mid-February and discounts rates to 2.7% for card swiped; 3.7% for both key entered and non-qualified transactions; and $0.15 per transaction.

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Steven Alan Selects Retail Anywhere for Retail Ops

Steven Alan retailer has selected Retail Anywhere’s POS and Enterprise applications to support its retail operations and future growth plans. With this, Retail Anywhere will offer Steven Alan an integrated POS and retail management solution with greater inventory visibility throughout their retail chain. Real-time information at the corporate office with powerful reporting tools are also highlights provided by Retail Anywhere. The solution will be integrated with the retailers new ERP and eCommerce systems to offer a cross-channel solution across sales channels.

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Hart Stores Installs 500 Epson POS Printers

Hart Stores has installed 500 Epson “TM-T70 POS” printers throughout its 92 stores for its reliability, form factor and functionality. The “TM-T70” is designed to fit under counters, is about the same height as most cash drawers and has all front-facing controls, paper loading and receipt dispensing for easy access. It is also “ENERGY STAR” qualified and offers a small footprint and low height, with flexible mounting options. CA-based Epson America is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation to provide POS service solutions.

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