North American Bancard credit card processing, released the Pay Anywhere Software Development Kit (SDK) to developers interested in mobile payment solutions. Pay Anywhere is a free app and credit card reader that enables users to accept credit card payments on their Apple or Android devices. Considering its success in the mobile payments landscape, North American Bancard is releasing the Pay Anywhere SDK for Apple iOS, with Android coming soon. Pay Anywhere SDK – Basic is a “plug and pay” API option that requires minimal effort of the developer to implement into an existing application. The developer’s existing app handles the amount and itemization of the transaction, and then passes the information onto Pay Anywhere through the API to actually complete a card transaction.
LogRhythm, the leader in log management and SIEM 2.0, announced that Brookstone, a leading product development company and specialty retailer, has deployed LogRhythm’s SIEM 2.0 platform to help secure customer data and to meet PCI-DSS compliance requirements. LogRhythm protects Brookstone’s 300 nationwide stores and 100 seasonal shopping locations, maintaining customer payment card information in a secure environment. LogRhythm proactively monitors client information systems and correlates events in real time while its “SIEM 2.0” solution generates alerts that provide immediate notification of conditions that are impacting the integrity of an organization’s cardholder data.
Retail Tech and RTC will be showcasing the RTC “StoreMobile” solution on an enterprise-class tablet – the Motorola Solutions’ ET1 at the National Retail Federation Annual Conference. RTC’s “StoreMobile” offers retailers the ability to arm their sales representatives with real-time corporate item information, process shipments/inventory transactions and interact with corporate intranet systems all from a retail-hardened tablet device. This helps retailers better manage their inventory and ultimately provide better customer service. RTC has received a number of requests from customers who are searching for the benefits and flexibility that StoreMobile deployed on a hardened enterprise tablet, can provide.
Lunarpages Internet Solutions hosting and cloud computing has put forth its efforts into offering a secure trade environment for its clients, achieving PCI-DSS compliance. With the PCI compliance certification, Lunarpages understands the importance of security best practices and data handling. As a Service Provider, Lunarpages adheres to the strict guidelines imposed by the PCI council, and customers can rest assured that all their sensitive information is securely protected on their servers.
The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) together published the “Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC,” providing developers examples of how to implement Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) using NFC to take maximum advantage of both technologies when they are present in the same device. Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC describes the interaction of Bluetooth technology and NFC during SSP in detail and provides examples of both negotiated and static handover in the most feasible use cases involving both technologies. NFC Forum Application Documents are informative technical documents designed to promote NFC solutions in vertical markets and to foster best practices, by describing proposed solutions based on NFC Forum specifications.
Chexar Networks launched its service allowing banks, check cashers, mobile wallet and prepaid providers to better control the risks of either cashing a check, or accepting a check for deposit, that has already been accepted by another provider. This will give industry participants an advance warning of activity on a check prior to their making the decision to accept a check, including information about inquiries on the check prior to the first deposit. The Chexar service will be offered at a price point that will allow the broad market to ping Dupex on all checks before they are accepted at any endpoint.
B2B Soft business-to-business software solutions specializing in retail management for the wireless/cellular retail industry announced Global Warranty Group’s “Wireless Protection Program” is now integrated into Wireless Standard. B2B Soft and Global Warranty Group recently partnered to provide wireless retailers with an integrated solution for selling handset replacement programs via B2B Soft’s Wireless Standard, the wireless industry’s premiere retail management platform. This offers access to GWG’s Wireless Protection Program for their cellular customers, directly from Wireless Standard at the POS, offering coverage for damage not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
BestShoppingCartReviews.com is naming Pinnacle Cart as one of the top three shopping cart software providers. Pinnacle Cart is now being named as a top shopping cart provider from BestShoppingCartReviews.com because of this company’s commitment to providing online businesses with a valuable shopping cart solution that offers all of the necessary tools and features to run a successful business. Pinnacle Cart is a clear choice for this selected ranking and highlight on Best Shopping Cart Reviews especially since Pinnacle Cart has tons of shopping cart features and tools that can assist any size business in hosting a successful online business, efficiently handle transaction and grow and expand to accommodate more shoppers and one of the few shopping cart providers that is PA-DSS and PCI compliant.
Fiserv, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced that Fiserv associates in communities across the country, are delivering toys for the holidays and giving back by volunteering and supporting organizations in their local communities and around the world. In the U.S., Fiserv is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive in 12 cities: Brookfield, Wis., Hickory, N.C., Hillsboro, Ore., Houston, King of Prussia, Pa., Lake Mary, Fla., Lincoln, Neb., Norcross, Ga., Phoenix, Ariz., Sioux Falls, S.D., South Bend, Ind. and Wallingford, Conn. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots is a national, nonprofit program that collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes these toys as Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Load cell manufacturer Flintec has won the contract to design and manufacture a new generation scanner scale for use in POS retail environments across the world. The client – one of the largest suppliers of enterprise solutions – chose Flintec for its innovation and proven high quality POS solutions. Flintec will be designing and manufacturing a custom load cell for the new scanner scale as part of the innovative weighing solution that it is delivering.
USA Fulfillment has partnered with PacNet Services, an international payment processing company that specializes in clearing payments in the national currencies of over 130 countries for e-commerce and direct mail companies around the world. PacNet’s suite of multi-currency payment processing services, customizable integration options, and cutting edge online banking interface allows USA Fulfillment clients to optimize and automate the payments process to suit their own specifications, without requiring them to have a presence in the US or even operate a US bank account.
Vincento Payment Solutions partnered ID Data Cards to support the launch of a new high-tech watch that can be used for contactless payments. Having combined to provide a complete payment solution that will enable the “Watch2pay” gadget from watchmaker LAKS, the partnership facilitates payment at 70,000 shops of up to GBP15.00. With this, ID Data will supply a matched pair of cards, one containing an embedded chip in a pop-out, which will be fitted in each watch along with a fully functional Paypass companion card to meet the necessary payment regulations, while Vincento will provide the back-office infrastructure via the company’s Kalixa prepaid payment solution.