ScanSource® POS & Barcode is pleased to announce that it has expanded its relationship with Motorola Solutions. Through this expanded relationship, ScanSource POS and Barcode will now offer Motorola Solutions’ Industrial Mobile Computing (IMC) products (formerly known as Psion). By offering these products, ScanSource resellers will have access to Motorola Solutions’ complete enterprise portfolio, including mobile computing products that are designed for extreme work environments. Motorola Solutions’ IMC solutions include vehicle-mount products, non-incendive devices that safely operate in hazardous areas found in a number of applications, rugged handheld mobile computers, and enterprise handheld PDAs.
Motorola Solutions is working with Best Buy Canada and Future Shop enterprise mobile POS solutions. Best Buy Canada and Future Shop are leveraging new mPOS applications coupled with devices, like Motorola’s ET1 enterprise tablet, to empower their retail associates to help customers from the beginning to the end of their shopping experience. Associates can handle more tasks, manage purchase transactions from anywhere in the store and in the future, plan to leverage omni-channel retail strategies like having out-of-stock items shipped to customers’ homes or stores to meet their needs more effectively.
Harshul Sanghi has been appointed to lead the Enterprise Growth Group office in Silicon Valley, a new business unit within American Express focused on expanding alternative mobile and online payment services beyond the traditional card and travel businesses. Sanghi will work to broaden and strengthen American Express’ existing online and mobile products through key partnerships with the local technology and venture communities. Sanghi has extensive corporate venture experience and a strong mobile background from his most recent role at Motorola Ventures. Sanghi was previously the Managing Director of North American venture activities for Motorola Mobility and Vice President, Business Development at Ucentric Systems.
Sage Payment Solutions has made available its PCI-compliant “Sage Mobile Payments” mobile payments solution. Sage Payment Solutions is offering “Sage Mobile Payments” with no incremental mobile processing or transaction fees and an optional, end-to-end encrypted card reader. Targeting small and midsized businesses (SMBs) with cost-effective and secure mobile payments, with no additional transaction fee surcharges, Sage Payment Solutions’ “Sage Mobile Payments” protects all customer data, which is encrypted before it leaves a customer’s cell phone; no personal data is retained on the phone or mobile computing device. The mPayments solution is currently available for U.S. businesses and organizations with a Sage Payment Solutions merchant account.
Toby Eduardo Redshaw has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer with American Express. With this, Redshaw will serve on the American Express Business Operating Committee and will be responsible for further strengthening strategic use of technology. Bringing with him extensive experience, he most recently served as Global Chief Information officer, where he’s been since 2008, in which role he unified and transformed the Company global approach to technology. This after having served as Corporate VP for Innovation, Data, Enabling Platforms and Architecture Services (I.D.E.A.S.) with Motorola and GM of a Silicon Valley start-up that provided software-as-a-service and supply-chain solutions. He holds double-major bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Memphis.
Sage Payment Solutions payments division for Sage North America has partnered with ROAM Data mobile commerce solutions to offer integrated mobile payments offering for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Offering Sage customers convenient and secure payment options for payment card acceptance on hundreds of different types of mobile phones and other mobile computing devices, ROAM Data’s mobile payment application “ROAMpay” is being integrated with the PA-DSS certified payments platform. Using “ROAMpay” lets Sage customers to process payment card orders; use an optional low-cost card reader for Card Present transaction rates; log cash orders, download reports online, and email receipts to their customers; rapidly change applications or add features to mobile apps that may benefit them; and provides integration with their Sage accounting solution.
Hypercom global payment technology has appointed Nassrin Tavakoli Senior Director, Global Software Engineering to oversee the companyâs global software engineering development and integration activities. Tavakoli brings with her more than 25 years of broad-based global software, and managerial experience with technical expertise in software engineering, embedded systems, system reliability and security, image processing and pattern recognition, data compression, RFID, smart card systems, mobile communications, end-to-end services, multimedia systems architecture, databases and data communications, a majority of which was spent with Motorola. During her 16 years with the company, she was VP of Technology at Motorolaâs subsidiary INFO Enterprises. She joins Hypercom from NATA Technology Solutions.
Bringing with him 30 years of broad-based global experience, Tom Upton has been appointed VP, Global Services. He is to oversee the companyâs global service operations and initiatives, including benchmarking country-specific models and requirements, optimizing operations and customer satisfaction, implementing best practices, and directing hardware maintenance and repair, procurement, distribution and profitability. His broad-based global experience in technical managed services is concentrated on service delivery to ATM, QSR, POS and self-checkout in the retail business segment, product life cycle management, high margin ancillary business creation and multi-vendor product support. Throughout his 30 years in the industry, he served for six years with Wincor-Nixdorf as Executive VP, Services and Operations, The Americas, as VP, Managed Services at Fujitsu Transaction Solutions and held various positions with Boundless Technologies, such as President of the Global Distribution Division and Board Member, Senior Director of Worldwide Sales and Director of North American Sales.
The National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) has
published its Portal Challenge tests results from its Multiple Biometric
Grand Challenge (MBGC) showing Sagem Securite (SAFRAN Group) is at the
top of the biometric technology list. Mostly used for border control and
identity management, Sagem Securite identity solutions ranked No.1 in
face recognition, iris recognition and the combination of both. The NIST Portal Challenge report evaluated 7 companies and 5 universities and is
projected to bolster Sagem’s leadership role in personal, security, data
security and technological advances in the field. SAFRAN USA subsidiary,
MorphoTrak employs over 450 to provide biometric and identity management
solutions across the U.S. and Canada.
Sagem Securite and Printrak have joined forces to create “MorphoTrak” and will offer
biometric and identification management products and solutions to
Federal, state and local governments, and commercial markets.
“MorphoTrak’s” markets include law enforcement, border
control, civil identification, facility/IT security and access control.
MorphoTrak and its global parent, Sagem Securite, are providers of large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris
recognition, as well as identification technologies such as smart cards,
secure travel documents, e-passports, and drivers’ licenses.
American Express Business Travel has released two whitepapers detailing the reduction of indirect spending for Motorola and Senior Lifestyle Corporation through the purchased of an expanded set of business services online through the American Express Intelligent Online Marketplace (AXIOM). AXIOM is powered by Rearden Commerce and is the first corporate solution that combines the benefits of traditional online travel booking with a broad range of additional travel and business services on one platform. AXIOM brings together more than 137,000 suppliers of travel, business and entertainment services including airport parking, ground transportation, dining, event tickets, shipping, car service and audio and web conferencing, that would otherwise go unmanaged. Motorola saved nearly a fifth of its annual desktop shipping costs by providing employees a more convenient way to ship packages. AXIOM expanded visibility into Motorola’s shipping costs, allowing the company to set and manage shipping policies at the point of purchase and increasing compliance with preferred carriers and negotiated rates. Senior Lifestyle Corporation, the nation’s twelfth-largest senior living operator with more than 50 communities and 3,200 employees implemented AXIOM to significantly reduced costs associated with Senior Lifestyleâs existing training and business teleconferences. Since its launch, more than 1,500 customers have signed on to AXIOM.
GA-based AirDefense has partnered with Motorola to debut its series of PCI compliance podcasts, sponsored by the Stratix Corporation. The series of podcasts will feature Dr. Amit Sinha, AirDefense’s CTO, and Mark Self, Motorola’s VP of retail solutions, who will both examine payment card industry data and security compliance across the retail Industry. Stratix Corporation is a mobile systems integrator for supply chain solutions, Motorola provides wireless and broadband communications around the world with a 2006 sales of US $42.8 billion while AirDefense provides wireless security across various industries, serving 700 agencies and corporations.