Interac Certifies Hypercom’s Artema Modular

Hypercom’s “Artema Modular” unattended payment terminal with MSC’s PIN
Pad API has received “Chip 2.0 PED Device Certification” from the
Canada’s Interac Association for use within the Interac Direct Payment
(IDP) network. The payment terminal implements a multi-layered security
system to protect data throughout the transaction, a secure, metal
keypad and card reader bezel that uses a motorized or manual card
reader. This certification allows integrators to use “Artema Modular”
securely in vending machines, ticketing machines, multi-media kiosks and
is in addition to other certifications provided the device such as PCI
PED, EMV Level 1 & 2 and ZKA. MSC provides POS service and support to
client customers across Canada while Hypercom Corporation delivers
solutions to businesses in more than 100 countries allowing secure
expansion of revenue and profit.

ExaDigm Names Two POS Sales Executives

ExaDigm wired and wireless point-of-sale (POS) terminal solutions has
appointed Tim McWeeney VP of North American Sales and Chase Oelkers VP
of Major Account Sales. Both bringing to the organization extensive
sales and business development experience in electronic payments, this
development is projected to be beneficial to all parties concerned.
McWeeney was most recently VP of North American Sales for WAY Systems,
succeeding his role as Strategic Account Executive with Lipman USA.
Oelkers was most recently National Sales Director and Regional VP of
Sales for ExaDigm, which followed his management roles with Hypercom,
First Data and Payment Systems for Credit Unions. ExaDigm develops wired
and wireless POS terminal solutions focal on reducing cost and boosting
productivity.

ARTEMA MODULAR TERMINALS

Hypercom’s “Artema Modular” unattended payment terminal with MSC’s PIN
Pad API has received “Chip 2.0 PED Device Certification” from the
Interac Association for use within the Interac Direct Payment (IDP)
network. The payment terminal implements a multi-layered security system
to protect data throughout the transaction, a secure, metal keypad and
card reader bezel that uses a motorized or manual card reader. This
certification allows integrators to use “Artema Modular” securely in
vending machines, ticketing machines, multi-media kiosks and is in
addition to other certifications provided the device such as PCI PED,
EMV Level 1 & 2 and ZKA. MSC provides POS service and support to client
customers across Canada while Hypercom Corporation delivers solutions to
businesses in more
than 100 countries allowing secure expansion of revenue and profit.

TRANSNET

Precidia Technologies IP payment and networking software/devices
announced its “TransNet” payment engine application has been certified
with Posera Software’s “Maitre’D” restaurant system, allowing
restaurants using the system to deploy the payment solution. “TransNet”
router-based payment engine application integrates with the Maitre’D
system to provide fast, secure transactions routed to any certified
transaction processor and helps merchants reduce costs. Compliant with
Payment Industry Best Practices (PABP) and PCI DSS, “TransNet” also
maintains settings to help merchants consistently meet PCI compliance
and operates on a secure payment router. Precidia Technologies designs
and manufactures IP payment and networking products for organizations in
more than 85 countries.

Moneris Solutions Acquires ANB Portfolio

Payment processor Moneris Solutions has acquired Alabama
National BanCorporation’s (ANB) merchant payments business,t he existing
merchant processing portfolio and 103 banking centers in the Southeast .
Moneris will now be responsible for all existing and future credit card
processing sales and
servicing functions related to ANB. The
acquisition also increases Moneris’ presence in the Southeast,
strengthens its brand in the region and expands the processor’s bank
network significantly.

Mercury Payment Systems Receives Awards

Mercury Payment Systems’ reseller partner Delaware Business Systems has
received the first annual Innovative Solution Award by Retail Solutions
Providers Association and Vertical Systems Reseller magazine.
Bill Fultz, Operations Manager of DBS, received the honor in the
credit/processing category for his
application of “MercuryAlerts” e-notification technology.
After just one week of using “MercuryAlerts”, Fultz corrected 10
merchant payment processing issues, saved merchants thousands in
processing fees, and deposited over $70,000 in unclaimed funds. Fultz
also followed a trail of unusual activity flagged early on by
“MercuryAlerts” to uncover two fraud cases of managers abusing their POS
system access to issue credits to their personal debit cards.

Vendor Safe Offers PCI DSS Assistance

TX-based Vendor Safe Technologies has introduced “PCI Managed Security Suite”, to aid restaurants and other merchants to comply with the credit card industry’s PCI DSS requirements for preventing credit card fraud The Vendor Safe PCI Managed Security Suite addresses the three critical exposure areas of PCI compliance which include network security, including firewall configuration, remote access, port limitation, public and private network segregation, and encryption of card holder data; data access, including external file transfer, wireless and access elements, and local and remote monitoring; and policies & procedures, including security policies, firewall setup and incident management.

IKEA & TELECASH

IKEA Deutschland has renewed its network services contract
with the First Data subsidiary, TeleCash, making the German network
service provider the designated general contractor for cashless payments
at the country’s 43 furnishing retail outlets and restaurants. With
this, TeleCash will continue processing card-based payments at
IKEA’s more than 1,500 point-of-sale terminals in Germany,
providing project management, maintenance of the terminal hardware,
blacklisting technology, access to online systems to analyze receipts of
card-based transactions and an electronic receipt storage service. The
electronic receipt storage service requires cardholders sign an
electronic signature pad at the POS, which TeleCash then files, reducing
costs associated with physical archiving. First Data has operations in
37 countries for more than 5.4 million merchants and 2,000 card issuers
while the IKEA group generated a total revenue of 19.8 billion Euro, of
which IKEA Germany generated the largest percentage.

DataMatrix to Offer Chase Rebate Cards

Marketing fulfillment specialist DataMatrix Promotions has enhanced its rebate management capabilities by offering Chase Rebate Cards as part of its suite of efficient payment methods. DataMatrix Promotions added the Chase Rebate Card to its portfolio as an economical, reliable alternative to paper checks to help DataMatrix’s customers save time and costs associated with check printing, bank processing, check handling fees and postage. DataMatrix Promotions serves the consumer rebate, software development, data processing, call center and data mining needs of many of the world’s leading corporations.

Trustwave’s SpiderLabs Expand

Data security provider Trustwave has expanded its incident response and forensics services SpiderLabs. Trustwave recently released a report detailing its findings of 350 cases of data security compromise in 14 countries between January 2006 and December 2007. Based on merchant level as defined by the transaction volume and type of transactions performed by a merchant, the report finds that smaller Level 4 merchants are being targeted by malicious hackers. This is due, in part, to their reliance on third-party point-of-sale (POS) vendors whom they assume are securing their network when they install their payment application. Unfortunately, those third-party independent sales organizations are not skilled in internet security and neither are the smaller Level 4 merchants, leaving them vulnerable for hackers.

PREPAID PROJECTIONS

Euronet’s e-pay prepaid subsidiary has signed an agreement with
Caltex Australia Petroleum, the country’s largest petrol convenience retailer. e-pay will be the recommended supplier of prepaid
mobile airtime and other prepaid products to Caltex convenience stores,
which are part of Caltex’s national service station network. e-pay has also recently won contracts with several other leading retailers in Australia. The current list of e-pay’s customers includes large retail groups such as Woolworths, BP, Mobil Quix and Video Ezy. The Euronet EFT Processing Segment ended the first quarter with 11,917 ATMs owned or operated compared to 9,182 ATMs at the end of first quarter 2007. The Prepaid Processing Segment processes electronic POS prepaid transactions at approximately 394,000 POS terminals across approximately 193,000 retailer locations in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the U.S. For complete details on Euronet’s first quarter performance, visit CardData (www.carddata.com).