CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Jeff Scott, Chief Executive Officer of Infinite Peripherals.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features mobile iOS for enterprise-commerce specialist Infinite Peripherals.
Optimal Payments has ankled Shane Hibbeler, a seasoned merchant services and financial services industry sales executive and manager, as vice president of sales.
MA-based mobile wallets specialist Cortex MCP has inked the former president and CEO of payment management company CyberSource for its board. Michael Walsh has an extensive background in the payments and technology industries.
Spindle has signed a strategic agreement with RisePay payment gateway systems for small businesses, service providers and mobile vendors. RisePay will integrate Spindle’s payment aggregation technology into its proprietary gateway platform, which will help differentiate its gateway services, and allow the company to quickly underwrite merchant applications and expand its penetration in the SMB market. RisePay offers a reliable, scalable payment gateway service that processes card payments for “micro” businesses. Its platform enables merchants to utilize smartphones as portable card-readers, giving them additional leverage to compete with larger retailers.
Ameranth, Inc. announced that it has entered into a new patent license agreement for mobile ordering and mobile payment processing with Taco Bell Corp. – www.tacobell.com – the largest Mexican QSR restaurant company in the world – with nearly 6,000 locations. Taco Bell is headquartered in Irvine, California. The Ameranth-Taco Bell patent license includes mobile ordering, mobile payments and other elements critical to mobile deployments in the hospitality space.
HID Global secure identity solutions announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted several patents for the company’s innovation related to gesture-based methods of using three-dimensional (3-D) motion sequences to increase privacy, security and convenience when using RFID-based devices such as smart cards and NFC-enabled smartphones for a broad range of applications. These patent additions strengthen HID Global’s IP portfolio of over 1,000 pending and issued patents and protect the company’s intellectual capital. The invention opens up a new field of gesture-based authentication and is particularly pertinent when incorporated into an NFC-enabled mobile phone. These user-defined, gesture-based passwords can also work in a two-dimensional mode similar to a combination lock, or they can also include 3-D motions such as moving to the left, right, forward and backward.
Oberthur Technologies partnered HID Global, offering capability to support “Seos” digital keys on NFC-enabled smartphones. The partnership enables the Seos digital keys applet to be embedded in Oberthur Technologies NFC SIM cards, making it possible to use NFC smartphones for a wide range of applications that typically reside on smart cards. Oberthur Technologies´ dragonFly product family is a new generation of NFC SIM cards that combine speed and include best-in-class certifications (Common Criteria EAL4+, MasterCard, Visa, MIFARE DESFire™) and integrated anti-virus protection. The solution supports key applications driving NFC deployments such as transport, payment and access control. It also supports applications that facilitate a more convenient user experience, such as the use of a mobile phone for hotel check-in and hotel room access.
HID Global secure identity solutions launched its “FARGO HDPii” Plus Financial Card Printer/Encoder desktop solution for retransfer printing of financial cards. Featuring the company’s fifth generation of High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology, the new HDPii Plus enables the secure, instant issuance of both ISO magnetic swipe and contact/contactless EMV® cards at thousands of branch offices and other distributed locations, saving both time and money for the financial issuer while providing the card holder with a secure card that can be used immediately. HID Global will be demonstrating its new instant financial issuance solution at CARTES America April 23-25.
Avalara (http://www.avalara.com) sales tax automation for businesses announced Ektron web content management and marketing optimization joined its list of solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications. Avalara has concentrated on building solution partnerships since its inception and today its partner applications on enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial/accounting, POS, ecommerce, mcommerce, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
Latisys, a leading national provider of outsourced IT solutions — from colocation to cloud — announced an IT infrastructure services agreement with TrustCommerce, a provider of secure payment and risk management solutions. TrustCommerce provides services to some of the largest HealthCare Providers, Insurance Companies, State Transportation Agencies, Municipalities, and Fortune 100 companies. Offering a wide…
NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of utility management, resident and property operation services that enable multi-housing properties to drive down their costs and create new revenue opportunities, announced it has been validated compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a Level 1 service provider for the third consecutive…