OSHIBA TEC will unveil its new label printer with NCR two-sided thermal (2ST) technology at the Pack Expo 2010 trade show in Chicago from Oct. 31-Nov. 3. NCR’s 2ST(TM) two-sided printing technology improves the efficiency of the direct thermal printing process by allowing simultaneous printing on both the front and back side of a label or other media. 2ST labeling improves operational throughput which reduces operating costs and environmental impact.
NCR has completed the market building phase of the the 2ST thermal print
technology IP licensing program.
Companies that enter into a 2ST printer IP
license by December 1, 2009 will receive more favorable terms. After
2ST printer IP licenses will be offered on significantly higher terms,
if they are offered at all. New 2009 2ST printer installations
are on track to more than double the current installed base. In
addition, new products and applications are being developed for
two-sided thermal printing including 2ST label printers, which allow
businesses to maximize the real estate on their shipping labels and
reduce the number of shipping documents that need to be printed.
NCR has partnered with Nutricate to offer customers personalized
nutritional information printed on sales receipts.
Nutricateâs software enables restaurants to communicate personalized
nutritional information about customersâ orders. By using the NCR
“RealPOS” Two-Sided Thermal Receipt Printer â which
allows businesses to print simultaneously on both sides of the receipt
with dual print heads â the restaurant can deliver nutritional
information to its patrons while keeping the length of receipts more
manageable. This approach increases customer satisfaction and helps
Silvergreens save paper, up to 45%, by splitting the receipt.
Silvergreensâ receipts can also contain targeted marketing messages and promotions.
MA-based Saylent Technologies has released “Y-Debit,” a debit card management solution. The Y-Debit solution analyzes card usage, increases profitability and improves debit offerings. The solution is comprised of three modules focused on marketing, profitability and rewards management. The Card Management module integrates customer, account and card data with the associated online and offline transaction activity, enabling financial institutions to understand and track usage patterns. Saylent Technologies, based in Medway, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of debit card management solutions for the banking, credit union and payment industries.
NCR and m-Qube have inked a deal to integrate the m-Qube mobile messaging solution into the NCR “Advanced Store POS” application as well as the “Compris POS” system from Compris Technologies, a subsidiary of NCR. When integrated with NCR’s POS software, the m-Qube solution enables retailers to create highly customized mobile couponing programs that address the unique preferences of individual consumers. These offers can be delivered at the optimal time and place and easily be redeemed and measured at the POS. m-Qube is the leading North American wireless media, marketing and technology company. NCR Corporation is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers.
NCR Corporation, a market leader in retail store automation systems, and Plourde Computer Services, Inc., a leading supplier of electronic payment system software, announced today that NCR’s ScanMaster point-of-sale software, with Plourde’s PaymentMasterNT 1.5 software, is certified with BUYPASS Corporation’s transaction processing switch for electronic funds transfer (EFT).
The BUYPASS certification is the second EFT certification NCR ScanMaster and Plourde PaymentMasterNT have received together – providing retailers with a comprehensive set of EFT interfaces to communicate with a greater number of credit, debit and electronic benefits transfer networks.
“The greater the number of EFT interfaces with which NCR and Plourde can provide retailers, the more payment options retailers can offer the consumer for better customer service,” stated Dan Bogan, NCR’s vice president of marketing. “Together, NCR and Plourde provide a total front-end to back- office electronic payment solution for retailers.”
The BUYPASS certification confirms that ScanMaster and PaymentMasterNT successfully communicate accurate financial information between the point- of- sale terminal and the BUYPASS transaction processing switch.
“We are pleased to have certified these products,” stated Scott Plumbee, BUYPASS’s senior vice president for supermarket/major retailers. “By certifying with BUYPASS, NCR and Plourde are positioned to offer retailers reliable access to all major payment options.”
NCR ScanMaster and Plourde’s PaymentMasterNT are currently certified by Store Transaction Systems’ transaction processing switches for EFT.
“The partnership between Plourde and NCR represents a committed effort by both companies to provide retailers with the greatest flexibility to access major credit, debit and electronic benefits transfer networks around the country,” stated R. Lee Paulson, Plourde’s president and chief executive officer.
About BUYPASS Corporation
BUYPASS Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a major third- party POS processor and debit transaction acquirer with annual transaction volume of over 1 billion. BUYPASS provides processing for 50 of the top 200 grocery store chains in the United States. One out of every ten debit POS transactions performed in the United States is processed by BUYPASS. BUYPASS also has electronic benefits transfer (EBT) programs in 25 states and provides gateway access to over 46 credit, debit and EBT gateways. Electronic Payment Services, Inc., headquarted in Wilmington, DE, is the holding company for BUYPASS and MONEY ACCESS SERVICE INC., operator of the MAC ATM network.
Plourde Computer Services Inc., headquartered in Dublin, Calif., specializes in software development services for the retail industry, with an emphasis on providing in-store electronic payment systems software that facilitates electronic tendering between point-of-sale systems and financial networks. Plourde currently provides EFT software to more than 5,000 U.S. grocery supermarkets and is actively expanding its presence in chain drug and general merchandise stores.
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NCR’s Retail Systems Group, headquartered in the greater Atlanta, Ga. area, is a leading provider of store automation and data warehousing solutions to retailers worldwide.
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