Concord EFS, Inc., a leading electronic commerce provider, has certified Comstar Interactive Corp.’s groundbreaking new CHARGE ANYwhere” wireless credit card solution for use by merchants who utilize Concord’s electronic transaction processing services. Through an arrangement with Comstar, Concord also will distribute CHARGE ANYwhere through its direct and Independent Sales Organization (ISO) channels.
Comstar Interactive recently formally introduced CHARGE ANYwhere, a feature-laden yet affordable end-to-end, scalable, wireless point-of-sale (POS) service that allows businesses to securely make transactions in the field and also to manage them on-line, in real-time. CHARGE ANYwhere combines a compact card swipe device with an innovative, customizable Web-based transaction database and reporting system with other wireless features such as check authorization, two-way messaging and e-mail access capabilities for hundreds of dollars less than other companies charge just for mobile terminals.
“CHARGE ANYwhere is the wireless product that the marketplace has been awaiting for several years a winning combination of very affordable pricing and a higher degree of functionality,” said Kevin Smith, SVP and independent sales organization executive of Concord. “We’re pleased to be working with Comstar Interactive to process transactions generated via this innovative solution, and to add it to the portfolio of services that Concord offers to merchants nationwide through its extensive direct sales and ISO network.”
“Our relationship with an industry-leader such as Concord will considerably elevate awareness of CHARGE ANYwhere among ISOs and retailers who are looking for a secure, robust and cost efficient wireless solution,” said J.D. Gardner, President & CEO of Comstar Interactive Corp. “The fact that Concord is going above and beyond the typical processor relationship to also introduce CHARGE ANYwhere to its Sales channels is a tremendous endorsement of our breakthrough solution.”
CHARGE ANYwhere features a wearable, state-of-the-art device that incorporates a magnetic card swipe reader with the popular BlackBerry-class RIM 850/950 Wireless Handheld” featuring a full QWERTY keyboard. The device connects wirelessly through Comstar s powerful Gateway with Concord to complete authorizations on average within five to seven seconds. The Gateway processes data that feeds Comstar s Web-based transaction management system, “CHARGE ANYwhere Transaction Manager,” which gives customers a real-time view via their desktop computer of credit card sales taking place in the field by their representatives.
Transaction Manager allows customers to query, create and print custom reports and import/export data into back-office software, or via Excel or CSV format for easy integration directly into a company s legacy systems. Comstar’s software also allows for devices to be re-configured wirelessly over-the-air an industry-first giving customers the flexibility to easily capture additional data as their business requires.
There are several versions of reporting software available in conjunction with Transaction Manager that are customized to various industries. This gives customers the precise information specific to their particular business area they need to accurately track transactions taking place in the field.
The solution is secure from top to bottom. CHARGE ANYwhere employs the highest level of end-to-end security available today in the wireless POS industry with 256-bit randomized encryption over-the-air and 1024-bit for Transaction Manager.
For more information on CHARGE ANYwhere, please contact Comstar Interactive at (800) 211-1256, ext. 150.
About Comstar Interactive Corp.
Comstar Interactive Corp. is a New York City-based innovator of Web-enabled wireless and wireline solutions both for businesses and individuals whose primary investor is Tesla Capital of San Francisco. It delivers to customers secure, end-to-end solutions that combine cutting-edge software, hardware, middleware and gateway services with the superior nationwide coverage and reliability of the leading wireless data networks in the U.S. Comstar s comprehensive wireless product suite includes credit card processing, e-mail access and messaging solutions that are backed by a roster of trusted industry-leading partners. Comstar solutions are scalable, affordable feature-rich, easy-to-deploy and use and produce a quick and demonstrable return on investment. For more information on Comstar s products and services, please go to [www.comstarinteractive.com].