ThePOSWarehouse.com Names Top POS Provider

TX-based ThePOSWarehouse.com was named 2010 Intuit Solution Provider
(ISP) Partner of the Year by Intuit from a list of 550 possible ISPs.
ThePOSWarehouse.com offers an online r catalog of discounted POS
software, hardware, and supplies as well as Intuit’s full line of
QuickBooks accounting software. The Company also has certified
specialists on staff to answer questions, assist in the decision making
process, aide in transitions and implementation and train end users in a
variety of software applications. Consultants are certified in
QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise including the highly regarded
Advanced Certification, QuickBooks POS and Intuit QuickBase. They also
offer full bookkeeping services to Greater Austin and San Antonio area
businesses.

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Auriemma Consulting Continues Exec Expansion

Eric Marks has been appointed Managing Director, Alliance Development, with Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) payment industry consultants. Bringing with him nearly 15 years’ experience at BearingPoint/KPMG Consulting, where he built and managed major client relationships across the firm with prominent card companies and lenders, Eric also designed and led the Key Account program for Navigant Consulting’s Financial Services practice, and managed Capgemini’s relationship with one of the world’s largest banks. Additional appointments at the Company include Patricia Sahm having joined the firm in June as Managing Director, Knowledge Management, most recently with TRW Credit Data (now Experian) where she led the initial implementation of automated FICO scores; and John Costa as Managing Director, Financial Strategies, in January 2010, who was formerly the CEO of Promontory Asset Finance Company.

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Blue Bamboo Intros iPhone mPrinter & Payment

Blue Bamboo electronic payment solutions launched its P25-M Printer certified with MFi[Phone]. Manufactured for mobility and POS receipt printing, the P25-M is ideal for payments as well as for ticketing lottery coupons, and receipts. Blue Bamboo releases the MFi certified P25-M Printer, which includes a specialized and secure serial connection to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and facilitates quick swipe and print capabilities for mobile merchants. 3DES DUKPT encryption is applied to P25-M to ensure card data is protected at point of swipe. Many consumers require a physical receipt and the iPhone paired with a P25-M has made paying at the table, car-side, or during home delivery a reality. An MFi authorized partner is able to certify a total solution by integrating a Works with iPhone approved payment application into the Blue Bamboo P25-M.

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Granite State CU Deploys Fiserv Processing

NH-based Granite State Credit Union has chosen to implement “Acumen” account processing from Fiserv financial services technology. To improve technology service for its 25,000-plus members, the credit union chose “Acumen” for its intuitive usability, workflow flexibility, and the broad range of integrated member relationship management (MRM) capabilities. The “Acumen” account processing for credit unions features an open architecture, advanced functionality and ease of use. In addition to Acumen, Granite State will implement Fiserv’s “LynxGate” for switch gateway processing; “Nautilus” for enterprise content management; “AML Manager” for compliance; “CheckFree RXP” for electronic bill payment; debit card processing and fraud detection; and the “UChoose Rewards” loyalty program.

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3D SECURE

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) online payment gateway and fraud management announced its latest “3D Secure” deployment with Allied Irish Bank Merchant Services (AIBMS), Elavon and Barclaycard. With this, “3D Secure” is now certified to AIBMS, Elavon and Barclaycard for 3-D Secure Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode. This allows FAC merchants to use the simple “3-D Secure only” payer authentication solutions to obtain liability shift for chargebacks on certain reason codes. The “3-D Secure” can be used effectively to determine the enrollment status of the Issuing Bank and the cardholder so merchants can pre-determine the risk profile of new consumers in advance of the first transaction.

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mRemittance Available from Nearly 70,000 WU Agents

Western Union now lets customers send money transfers from nearly 70,000 Western Union Agen locations in 27 countries directly to Globe Telecom and Smart Communications mobile subscribers in the Philippines. In addition, consumers in six countries can visit www.westernunion.com to send funds online using a credit or debit card directly to Smart Communications or the 24 million Globe Telecom subscribers’ “mobile wallets,” of which 1 million are enrolled in the “GCASH” mobile wallet service; Smart Communications has more than 45 million, of which more than 8 million are enrolled in “Smart Money.” To send, consumers need to visit a participating Western Union Agent location in any of the 27 countries or a Western Union website in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the United States.

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VERSAPAY EFT

VersaPay merchant credit, debit, gift and loyalty card payment processing solutions has signed a five-year contract renewal to provide Brewers Distributor its “EFT” proprietary Electronic Funds Transfer (“EFT”) platform. With this, VersaPay will provide BDL of Labatt Breweries of Canada and Molson Breweries business-to-business EFT payment for its customer base of restaurants, bars and hotels. With the EFT platform, money transfers between any Canadian bank accounts are facilitated to help businesses increase profits, shorten accounts receivable cycles, and improve payment efficiency.

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BlueStar Expands mPrinting Offering

BlueStar ADC, Mobility, POS, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security is set to distribute CITIZEN’s “CMP-20” and “CMP-30” m-printing solutions by November 2010. The m-printers feature high capacity media rolls that can accept large diameter media rolls of approximately two inches for longer print runs without changing the media and come equipped with high capacity batteries. The “CMP-20” and “CMP-30” provide mobile printing solutions for receipt and labeling needs in the field. Citizen Systems America develops and markets Citizen POS and Thermal and Impact POS printers.

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AXCENTIS

American Express Business Travel has deployed its “aXcentis” for small and mid-sized companies, offering cardholders complimentary passes to access Plaza Premium Lounges in Toronto and Vancouver airports. Plaza Premium Lounge memberships are available for clients to purchase at deep discounts and offer access to Plaza Premium’s growing global lounge network, which presently includes Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Oman. With “aXcentis,” small and midsized companies who previously may not have had access to travel management programs. The program offers access to tools, services, and local travel counselors that provide customized advice and cost management solutions tailored to meet a company’s specific needs. The aXcentis program also offers its “Portfolio Email Dashboard Reporting” solution, offering key metrics that program managers need frequently; Program Strategy; Cash Flow Management/Spend Recycling; and Insight and Benchmarking.

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Datatronic Approved by Teridian Semiconductor

Teridian Semiconductor Corporation has approved the new Model PT79546 V.22bis Modem Transformer from Datatronic Distribution for use with its reference designs that include the Teridian IC Models 73M901CE and 73M1903. The new PT79546 is a drop-in device developed to support Teridian IC reference designs including 73M2901CE and 73M1903. The Teridian 73M2901CE is a single chip low speed modem that supports basic modem functionality. The integrated data pump (supporting modulations up to ITU-TV.22 bis), controller and analog front end (AFE) are designed specifically for cost sensitive embedded applications, including satellite set-top boxes, point-of-sale terminals and automatic teller machines.The Teridian 73M1903 is a single-chip analog front end (AFE) device used in embedded soft modem and voice applications including high speed data modems, satellite set-top-boxes, POS terminals, MFP and Fax terminals and IP phones. It offers multiple features designed to reduce the external component count and delivers robust performance with a low cost transformer DAA.

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AMEX

American Express is giving people the opportunity to put their own creative spin on the Company’s advertisement with a chance to win a trip for two to New York and to have their ad featured in its ad campaign. Online, users can interact with a unique Facebook(R) application to design their ad and then share their masterpiece at www.facebook.com/americanexpresscanada until November 15 or in person using a digital canvas to create an ad at different locations around Toronto.

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First Data and VeriFone Launch DSS

First Data and VeriFone have partnered to release the VeriFone edition of the First Data “TransArmor” solution to U.S. multi-lane and petroleum merchants. With this, businesses using VeriFone’s “MX 800” series of devices, “Secure PumpPay” and the “Ruby” POS can implement complete securit on VeriFone’s “VeriShield” encryption tokenization technology from RSA. The “TransArmor” VeriFone edition protects consumer payment card data ‘in- flight’ from the moment it enters the merchant environment, utilizing VeriFone’s hardware fortified and format preserving encryption technology, allowing merchants to exceed existing industry guidelines and requirements for end-to-end encryption and tokenization of payment card data. Production will be available in 1H/11 and will be the only end- to-end encryption and tokenization solution available to First Data’s merchants using VeriFone’s multi-lane and petroleum platforms. VeriFone will certify its entire terminal line to enable First Data’s TransArmor payment security solution, including those sold to level 4 merchants, supporting First Data’s goal of making the TransArmor solution truly hardware agnostic.

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