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Banco del Tesoro will be installing 200 new CINEO ATMs from Wincor Nixdorf by July of this year, doubling the number of systems in its ATM network and supporting its growth strategy. The order placed by Banco del Tesoro with Wincor Nixdorf also includes software to enhance security and manage the systems. At many of the systems, the bank’s customers will be able to do far more than simply withdraw cash. For instance, they will be able to use the multifunction systems to deposit cash and checks and process passbooks. They will also be able to use them to pay bills quickly and easily by scanning in all invoice information via a barcode reader and acknowledging the credit transfer with a tap on the touchscreen. Wincor Nixdorf will integrate the software for these services by the fall of this year.
VeriFone Systems shows its comprehensive suite of payments solutions is helping leading retailers interact with, impact and impress their customers. New innovations on the show floor will include a new, size-adaptable payment acceptance solution for tablets”the first to work with iPad mini, new versions of PAYware Mobile for iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch and cloud-based services for bridging today with tomorrow’s innovations and managing ever-growing payments complexity. Also Microsoft will demonstrate in a BIG Ideas session how it is now accepting payments with a single, mobile interface using a Windows phone to drive purchases and enhance the customer experience at its Microsoft Store retail locations. VeriFone is providing the payments acceptance for the co-branded solution, which offers end-to-end encryption of cardholder data and PCI compliance and handles all transactions through VeriFone’s PAYware Connect gateway. VeriFone’s latest version of PAYware Mobile for iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch is a multifunction solution incorporating mag-stripe, NFC and EMV acceptance, with an integrated PIN pad, as well as a 2D barcode imager.
Gemalto digital security is providing Standard Bank a multifunction EMV contactless payment card enabling users to pay for transit fares and other goods and services with one digital wallet. Standard Bank customers can now use the new MasterCard debit card to wave and pay directly at the gates in the public transport stations, without needing to carry cash or a separate travel card. The Muvo card initiative will help cardholders gain greater convenience while at the same time provide competitive advantages to Standard Bank and reduce the burden of managing cash on public transportation in the city of Durban. The Muvo card complies with the exacting requirements of the National Department of Transport (NDoT), which mandates the combination of payment and transport in one single application. This offers considerable potential to acquire new customers. These will include many who previously have been excluded from mainstream banking.
TOSHIBA TEC expanded its e-STUDIO MFP application platform with an integrated Print on Demand application (e-BRIDGE PODApl). The new Toshiba TEC Print on Demand application helps to further optimize this process as a hands-on tool that is easy to deploy, straightforward and easy to manage with a tangible return on investment. Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Open Platform is a flexible, open software architecture that allows solution partners to create value-added MFP solutions to further improve the workflow efficiency of businesses. The Toshiba e-BRIDGE PODApl is embedded into e-BRIDGE to achieve a perfect customization.
NCR Corporation launched its smallest-ever “SelfServ” ATM, in partnership with Cardtronics retail ATMs. The “SelfServ 14” will offer a cash dispenser with high availability while taking up just 0.27 square meters of floor space. Cardtronics is set to deploy the NCR “SelfServ 14″ ATMs in various locations, which can run APTRA software, allowing customers to…
Catbird has been recognized as a 2011 Industry Innovator by SC Magazine, having set benchmarks in its product area with its “vSecurity” platform. This platform was recognized for in-depth compliance monitoring while providing essential functionality for virtual security, especially in cloud environments. Catbird “vSecurity’s” multifunction approach to virtualization security and compliance includes automated protection for network infrastructure such as virtual machines, virtual networks and the hypervisor management network.
Samsung Electronics America announced its newest lines of monochrome laser, multifunction printers ideal for a variety of environments from the small-to-midsize business to the home office. The SCX-4729FD, wireless SCX-4729FW, ML-2955ND and wireless ML-2955DW offer sleek designs, eco-conscious options and features that increase performance and productivity. The multifunction SCX-4729FD, SCX-4729FW as well as the ML-2955ND and ML-2955DW single function printers provides ease of use with printer speeds up to 29 pages per minute (ppm), built-in duplexing and processor speeds of 533 megahertz (MHz). In addition, the SCX-4729FD and SCX-4729FW have increased functionality with built-in scan and fax functions, higher than industry average automatic document feeder (ADF) capabilities and a pop-up numeric keypad.
Wincor Nixdorf received an order to install 145 multifunction ATMs with the Cash/Check Deposit Module (CCDM) at Banco de Venezuela. The Wincor intelligent deposit function allows the deposit of banknotes or checks in bundles and process savings account passbooks in self-service mode. An extensive still image and video monitoring solution documents every step of transactions and thus helps prevent manipulation. Banco de Venezuela decided on the Wincor Nixdorf for its stability and high availability of the pilot systems and the bank’s positive experiences with the Wincor Nixdorf systems it already has installed.
Hypercom Corporation has made available its “IntelliNAC” high-density, multifunction POS network access controller. Speeding transactions for financial institutions, merchants and other entities whose businesses benefit from processing large volumes of payment transactions securely, “IntelliNAC” builds on Hypercom’s secure networking technology, which benefits high-performance transaction networks, routing billions of transactions daily for hundreds of financial institutions worldwide. The “IntelliNAC” system authenticates transactions via Public Key Infrastructure standards required for PCI-DSS compliance and does so in multiple secure zones, meaning that the public key or certificate is never exposed. It also lets acquirers and processors control end-to-end transaction transport on their own, thus eliminating the need to employ multiple third-party vendors and allowing ISOs to deploy quickly and securely their terminals and services to the field.
OKI Data Americas has received the BERTL’s “4-Star, Highly Recommended” award for the MC361 and MC561 Single Pass Color digital LED multifunction printers. The award follows extensive testing and technical evaluation of OKI Data Americas products by BERTL, an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analysis on imaging devices and software workflow solutions. BERTL has identified the MC361 and MC561 models as a good return on investment (ROI) for buyers. Some of the key highlights in the BERTL reports include:
HD Color printing technology for outstanding print and copy quality
Standard 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder (RADF)
Multi-tasking functionality standard, enabling two tasks to be performed at once
Full-featured fax with dual access functionality and 4MB fax memory
Multiple scan to locations: PC, network, FTP, e-mail or USB memory stick
Banner printing capability on sheets up to 52″ in length
Separate CMYK toner cartridges for lower cost of operation
Compact design to fit in the smallest environments
ENERGY STAR® compliant
OKI Data Americas has been cleared by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) with no violation occurred in the patent infringement investigation filed by the Ricoh Company. The ITC found that OKI Data Corporation and OKI Data Americas had not violated section 337 with respect to any of the 5 patents asserted by Ricoh, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,209,048; 6,212,343; 5,863,690; 6,388,771; and 5,764,866. This is the final decision in the investigation; therefore, Ricoh’s allegations have no impact to the company or its ability to sell its products.