VeriFone Holdings and POS partner MICROS Systems have added Savannah-based Carey Hilliard’s to its roster of restaurants using the “ON THE SPOT” payment solution. ON THE SPOT integrated solutions include a small handheld payment system that provides for credit and debit card acceptance at the point of service and is designed to cut down on credit card fraud and also allow restaurant operators to take advantage of lower-cost PIN debit payment. By allowing patrons to slide their own cards rather than handing them over to another person, “ON THE SPOT” helps cut down on “skimming,” an increasingly common practice in which a restaurant employee swipes the card through a special device that records its owner’s account information, which can then be used in identity theft. The payment system also uses special encryption and other security features to protect all financial data transacted over a restaurant’s Wi-Fi network. VeriFone Holdings provides secure electronic payment solutions.
Savannah-based GO Software has released “version 2.1” of its “Rapid Transaction Authority” server, a highly scalable transaction switch that supports high volume, multi-threaded transaction processing. RiTA 2.1 is now certified to process transactions via First Data’s IPN, a managed network that lets merchants process transactions quickly, reliably and safely using their existing Internet connection. In addition to saving time and money, the Vital certification supports card verification codes and increases fraud protection for card-not-present merchants, and the Certegy certification offers merchants more options for check processing. GO Software is a leading provider of POS payment processing software. More than 85,000 businesses use GO Software’s solutions to process payments at high speed, expand tender types and lower credit card costs.