VT-based CONIX Systems has unleashed TCMx, which integrates bank settlement of all payment types across all payment channels. TCMx provides both monitoring and settlement for check, ACH, mobile, RDC, image exchange, wire, and other payment systems, including return items and adjustments.
Even as real-time payments systems are proliferating around the globe, real time can mean many different things with vastly different implications to users of the system. The paper provides clarity on what a real-time payment is by exploring what real time means, outlining the challenges to implementing real time, and identifying major use cases and user impact.
CARDFREE has been selected by SONIC® Drive-In as its mobile commerce platform. SONIC is the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants with more than 3,500 drive-ins serving approximately 3 million customers every day. CARDFREE is partnering with SONIC to create a unique mobile experience for SONIC customers, which will provide key standalone features as well as an integrated experience at SONIC locations. The SONIC mobile solution will be piloted later this year with expected system-wide deployment in 2014. CARDFREE’s award-winning commerce platform was designed to help merchants drive incremental visits, larger ticket size, tender preference and more meaningful consumer engagements. The company’s founding team members identified a gap in the market for a merchant-centric, omni-channel commerce platform and launched the company nine months ago to serve the large merchant market.
The Finish Line is deploying VeriFone’s mobile checkout and multimedia-driven countertop payment solutions, f ollowing a successful trial, at all of its 638 locations equipped by mid-November when the holiday buying season begins. Finish Line is deploying 1,600 of the countertop multimedia MX 915 systems and 3,200 PAYware Mobile Enterprise secure mobile card acceptance devices for the iPod touch. Finish Line is completing a system-wide upgrade to the MICROS Systems xStore POS and MICROS miStore mobile Point of Sale, which are designed to increase sales associate productivity and build strong customer loyalty, and the new media-enabled VeriFone MX 915 customer-facing payment acceptance solution. The PAYware Mobile Enterprise card encryption reader, with integrated 2-D bar code scanner, works with all forms of electronic payment including magnetic stripe, chip and PIN, and contactless/NFC-enabled cards and phones.
ARM released the latest edition of the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™ v5.9) toolchain with additional support for graphics analysis on ARM Mali Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The toolchain can be downloaded by developers today, enabling them to achieve integrated optimization across the whole system, including both the applications processor and GPU. The ARM DS-5…
Quarri Technologies security software company announced Move With Us real estate agency network selected its “On Q” (POQ) to achieve compliance with the PCI DSS. Move With Us requires customer credit card information, which is entered and processed through a web-based application. Quarri POQ helps organizations achieve and maintain PCI compliance by addressing a variety of PCI DSS issues that have been historically difficult to solve, such as data encryption, malware effectiveness and application security.
Dwight Prevo, vice president of Corporate Community Development at Wells Fargo, has been appointed to the board of directors for ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions to serve on its Governance Committee. Having served with Wells Fargo since 2003, Prevo has held key positions within the financial institutionâs community development, government relations, and business development arenas. He developed and implemented policies, initiatives and revitalization strategies in underserved communities for the City of Seattleâs Office of Economic Development. Prevo holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Oregon and a doctorate of Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.
William Watson has been promoted CEO from CFO with C$ cMoney mobile phone-based payment and money transfer technologies. With this, Watson will oversee the strategic direction of cMoney, work with the board of directors and act as the official corporate spokesperson. A seasoned executive with 20 years of experience providing executive management and leadership to public and private telecommunications and mobile technology companies, Watson will assume his new role immediately. TX-based C$ cMoney allows users to send money and pay for goods and services using a mobile phone and the text messaging system.
Regis Corporation has selected the newly-released Epson “TM-T88V” single-station thermal printer for an 8,000-unit rollout to Regis Corporationâs corporate salon locations throughout North America, including Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Regis Salons and MasterCuts. Regis Corporation chose the Epson printer because of its industry-leading energy efficiency, operational cost savings and high reliability. Epsonâs TM-T88-series is has five million units installed worldwide.
William Watson has been appointed COO for the TX-based cMoney mobile technology company. Bringing with him 20 years’ experience of, Watson will oversee the everyday operations and functions of C$ cMoney, resolving any issues that may arise and ensuring the system-wide implementation of the companyâs policies and procedures. He is well versed in executive management and leadership for Neupara Corporation and International Mobile Communications, focused on telecommunications and mobile technology services. With Neupara, Watson managed global sales, business development, operations, network design and construction, identifying technology partners, and device/chip set development. He was responsible for winning $30 million in contracts for project management and software development services with international mobile carriers Sprint, AT&T, S2M, Telephonica, BellSouth International, SK Telesis, KT Telecomm and Pixtree.
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a member of the National
Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)is offering tips to college students
to prevent problems while enjoying spring break: increase security; create and follow a spending plan
If you take a credit card, make sure to budget for the trip so that,
when you can get home, you can pay it back immediately to avoid interest
and drawn-out, on-going payments. By monitoring your spending and keep a
running total of your expenditures, you can avoid overspending and decide on a method for spending whether its a card or cash.
Traveling with credit cards is often safer than with debit cards. Credit
cards come with numerous consumer protections such as coverage on stolen
or damaged goods.
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is providing accessible information about the consumer
protections outlined under the “Credit CARD Act
of 2009.â Creditors must print a number on monthly credit card statements
directing users how to access legitimate credit counseling from at least
three Federally-approved agencies, like ClearPoint Credit Counseling
Solutions. Credit counselors at ClearPoint stress that consumers need to understand
the basics to help them avoid racking up debt. ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions (CCCS) is a member of the
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and a system-wide
accredited business with the Council of Better Business Bureaus.