Gemalto announces the final closing of the acquisition of SafeNet data and software protection. This followed the approval by the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. SafeNet will be integrated with Gemalto Payment & Identity segment and its contribution mainly consists of Platforms & Services activities.
NC-based SiteLink is adding SiteLink Merchant Services and SiteLink eSign into its suite of software products. Now, storage operators eliminate third-party gateways by processing credit card payments directly through SiteLink Merchant Services.
While U.S. credit card outstanding, among the top 4 issuers, were flat year-on-year (Y/Y) in the third quarter, it is likely to grow 2% Y/Y in the fourth quarter (Q4/14) and for all of 2015. Driving the growth is Capital One while Bank of America is hampering the peer group growth.
Atlanta-based Global Payments reported revenues grew 10% to $697.3 million in the fourth calendar quarter (fiscal second quarter 2015 ending November 30) compared to $634.1 million in the year ago quarter.
Fujitsu Frontech’s G750L bill recycling unit is set to take off. Also, the PalmEntry physical access control as a method of replacing key and combination for access to a safe is picking up steam.
NJ-based KOAMTAC has introduced the KDC500 Mobile POS Companion that combines chip-and-PIN and MSR payment transaction technology with 1D/2D barcode scanning and NFC capabilities that support Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows mobile/PC over Bluetooth technology.
The European payment system Paysera is spreading into India. Paysera offers free online payments and free-of-charge transfers through Paysera accounts between individuals.
IL-based Zebra Technologies has unveiled a crop
of nine new products, solutions and services in the wake if its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business in October 2014. Most notably the Zebra PD40 mobile payment solution which supports mobile payments anywhere in the store using virtually any type of payment card.
Comprion test solutions for cell phones, extends its involvement in EMVCo activities. Testing for mobile payment is now required by the mobile operator association GSMA through their NFC Handset Test Book. Comprion joins EMVCo as a Technical Associate. The company offers its experience and expertise in detecting communication problems of the contactless interface used for mobile payment. Paying by cell phone is certainly a convenient way of purchasing everyday commodities; however, it is also a sensitive topic as the user’s private banking data are involved. A high degree of reliability of the deployed technology relying on comprehensive testing is the key success factor. Without testing, technology problems might lead to a lack of user acceptance. Therefore, the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book demands that handsets to be used for mobile payment have to run through the EMVCo test plan.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Simmons First Travel Rewards Platinum Visa.
Frankfurt-based IRIS Analytics and Société d’Exploitation de Réseaux et de Services Sécurisés (SER2S) is deploying a crucial network-based transaction scoring system that tightens security for more than 75% of French payment cards.
1-800 Courier, a specialist in same-day delivery, distribution and transportation services has added courier receipt e-mail capabilities. The service provides actual receipts for same-day deliveries to all customers beyond the e-mail order confirmation, for the purpose of record keeping as a invoice and/or company reimbursements.