USAT ePort Connect Stored Value is Launched

USA Technologies also announced the launch of the “ePort Connect Stored Value, Loyalty and Certification Programs.” The comprehensive “ePort Connect” service wirelessly enables self service terminals and vending machines to accept cashless payments, handles all elements of the transaction processing, and allows customers to monitor and manage their terminals online. The unique “e-Port Connect” package supports USA Technologies’ ePort cashless transaction product line, including the Company’s web-based terminal reporting system, “USALive.” With “e-Port Connect” self-service terminals can accept all major credit cards from magnetic stripe and contactless, to NFC which allows consumers to make purchases with their cellular phones.

BPC SMARTVISTA SUITE

Diners Club International has decided to deploy the BPC Banking
Technologies’ “SmartVista” card issuing/acquiring suite based on its
capability of supporting credit products and transaction accounting.
BPC’s “SmartVista” solution provides open modern architecture and
comprehensive functionality to support the Diners Club card business in
New Zealand, subsequently affording an increase in speed to market of
multi-channel delivery. Namely, BPC will be providing the SmartVista
“Front-End” for online processing of financial transactions and local
switch
providers of ATM and POS networks, the SmartVista “Back-Office” for
clearing and settlement, and the SmartVista “CardGen” subsystem for the
preparation of data and personalization of cards.

Diebold Spurs United Technologies’s Offer

Diebold has unanimously rejected United Technologies’ unsolicited proposal to acquire Diebold. Recently, the full Diebold board completed a detailed strategic review of the company and its prospects. At least three times in the last month, including this week, the board met to discuss UTC’s interest in a potential business combination with the company. Given that Diebold has not filed financial statements since the company’s 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31st and that the company is working to become current in its filings with the SEC, the board believes that now is not the right time — and that it would not be in the best interests of the corporation or its shareholders — to pursue discussions with UTC.

PayPass via ePort Tops 17K Vending Machines

Contactless payment for vending machines, driven by MasterCard and USA Technologies, has topped 17,500 machines in the U.S. More than 4,000 new locations in seventeen states were just added that offer the “MasterCard PayPass” payment option via USA Technologies’ “ePort” solution. Among those who have decided to add or further expand “ePort” cashless technology to their fleets of vending machines are Ace Vending, Canteen Vending Services, Continental Vending, Continental Services, Custom Foods, Evergreen Vending, Fantasy Entertainment, McLiff Vending, Mid-Atlantic Vending, Peachtree Vending, Proformance Vending, Sanese Vending and Coca-Cola Enterprises, who have equipped an additional 2,450 vending machines to accept credit and debit cards through the ePort services. At the end of 2007, there were more than 23 million “MasterCard PayPass” cards and devices in use at over 95,000 merchants worldwide.

I AM SUPER SMART CARD

Hubro has launched e-Smart Technologies’ “I AM” Super Smart Card,
which will provide the company with security access control and internet
security. Moreover, this platform is designed to be compatible with
future upgrades for all 3 e-Smart Technologies’ systems, which include
“Biometric Verification Security”, the “I AM” card and the “Super Smart
Card” system. These systems provide companies and organizations with
various features including protection from criminal and terrorist threats,
preventing ID and payment fraud and preventing identity theft.

YUCHENG AWARD

China Merchants Bank has presented Yucheng Technologies’ POS system with
“The Most Outstanding Performance Award”. Yucheng’s POS system has
launched merchant acquiring at 8,900 terminals in 2007, generating
nearly RMB2 in revenue for every RMB1,000 spent at each POS terminal,
according to experts. The newly awarded achievement is a reflection of
recognition for the company’s growth and performance. Yucheng Technologies
Limited IT service provider employs over 1,500 to provide IT consulting,
system integration, and outsourced IT operations while China Merchants Bank
has branches in over 30 major cities across China and relations with
over 1,000
banks in more than 80 countries around the world.

OBERTHUR 4Q/07

Oberthur Technologies reported that revenues for its Card Systems unit grew 7% year-on-year and 11% sequentially to 165.1 million euros. Card Systems delivered over 117 million microprocessor cards in the fourth quarter, compared with 87 million in the last quarter of 2006, or a 35% increase in volume terms. About 26 million payment smart cards were delivered in the fourth quarter, up 11% from 4Q/06. However, conventional card sales were down, largely as a result of migration to
EMV and the spread of contactless technology. Personalization services were up 11.5% from the previous quarter with sustained sales in the U.S. and Europe. Revenue from the payment segment as a whole (chip cards, magnetic stripe cards and personalization services) amounted to 71.7 million euros in the fourth quarter. For complete details on Oberthur’s latest results visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

Oberthur Card Systems Up 11% from Q3

Oberthur Technologies reported that revenues for its Card Systems unit grew 7% year-on-year and 11% sequentially to $239.9 million. Card Systems delivered over 117 million microprocessor cards in the fourth quarter, compared with 87 million in the last quarter of 2006, or a 35% increase in volume terms. About 26 million payment smart cards were delivered in the fourth quarter, up 11% from 4Q/06. However, conventional card sales were down, largely as a result of migration to EMV and the spread of contactless technology. Personalization services were up 11.5% from the previous quarter with sustained sales in the U.S. and Europe. Revenue from the payment segment as a whole (chip cards, magnetic stripe cards and personalization services) amounted to $104.2 million in the fourth quarter. For complete details on Oberthur’s latest results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1]).

OBERTHUR CARD SYSTEMS SALES
4Q/06: $225.1 million
1Q/07: $165.5 million
2Q/07: $209.5 million
3Q/07: $215.3 million
4Q/07: $239.3 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)

[1]: http://www.carddata.com