POS and cashless vending solutions accelerate Apriva’s rapid growth since 2010. AprivaPay Plus, Apriva Vend, Apriva POS Universal Application, Apriva Campus Solutions and Apriva Integration Services all contributed to the huge success.
TGate Payments launched its “RMSLINK” plug-in for its “PayLINK” PCI PA-DSS certified payment thin client solution. Designed to act as a bridge between “PayLINK” and Microsoft’s Dynamic Retail Management System (RMS), RMSLINK is a built-in RMS plug-in module that integrates instantly and then operates seamlessly in background. Once activated, the processing parameters are bridged and users can immediately begin using all of PayLINK’s value-added capabilities in addition to RMS’ standard feature set. This includes multiple processor support increases flexibility while lowering costs; instant installation and seamless configuration with RMS POS; ans extensive customer-facing peripheral, all with no change to merchant’s POS experience.
Ariane Systems self-service check-in / check-out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry is set to implement Hypercom “SmartPayments Wynid” integrated payment solution. As the official reseller of the SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution to the hospitality industry in France, Ariane now offers an extremely secure universal payment system to maximize security and offer flexibility to hotel chains. Ideal for properties with multiple POS, the “SmartPayments Wynid” solution allows payment to be processed from the check-in/out kiosk itself, from the payment terminal at the front desk or by e-payment, depending on the guestsâ preferences. This not only significantly reduces the cost associated with each transaction for the hotel, but also reduces the risk of errors and decreases the length of each transaction to only a few seconds, providing added convenience to the propertyâs guests.
Ariane Systems, the worldwide leader in self-service check-in / check-out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry, and Hypercom Corporation announce that Hypercomâs SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution has been integrated into the Ariane Systems service offering. As the official reseller of the SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution to the hospitality industry in France, Ariane now offers an extremely
secure universal payment system to maximize security and offer flexibility to hotel chains. Ideal for properties with multiple points of sale, the SmartPayments Wynid solution allows payment to be processed from the check-in/out kiosk itself, from the payment terminal at the front desk or by e-payment, depending on the guestsâ preferences. This not only significantly reduces the cost associated with each transaction for the hotel, but also reduces the risk of errors and decreases the length of each transaction to only a few seconds, providing added convenience to the propertyâs guests.
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution uses an international EMV Level 2 certified kernel and meets the latest requirements for data security (PCI-PED and PCI-DSS). Ariane Systems in France has implemented and supports more than 1,600 points of sale already operating in major hotel chains, such as Pullman, Concorde Hotels & Resorts, Campanile and Balladins.
âAriane Systems’ adoption of our SmartPayments Wynid solution is a splendid endorsement of our innovative technology and represents a boost to our market share in the fast growing European hospitality sector,â said Kazem Aminaee, President and Managing Director, Hypercom Southern EMEA.
Reliable and Cost-Effective
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solutionâs proven reliability enables efficient and cost-effective management of large volumes of electronic transactions from multiple sites. Since it is integrated into the hotelâs POS system, existing infrastructure and equipment can be utilized. This avoids hardware redundancy and minimizes operational costs. Well-developed management and analysis tools allow users full control of relevant transaction data.
Single Client/Server Architecture for All Points of Sale
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution is based on distributed thin-client architecture, linking several points of sale to a single in-store server, which allows a simpler and more efficient interface between the POS and the EFT peripherals. This open architecture, based on market standards, makes it possible to use the latest technology available from all integrated vendors at the property.
Modular and Scalable
This multi-application and multiple merchant solution can be adapted to all single and multiple points of sale at a hotel, including food and beverage, spas, and retail outlets, providing a range of payment applications for bank cards, private label cards, loyalty cards, cheques and electronic folios.
As a leader in self-service check-in/out kiosk technology with more than 1,600 installations at properties around the globe, Ariane leverages an extensive set of deployment and support services, as well as numerous business partner relationships, to develop what are widely considered the best self-service solutions for guest check-in/out in the hotel industry. These solutions incorporate top-tier business-class hardware components, software and warranties designed to minimize downtime and reduce operational support costs, while maximizing the guest experience.
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About Ariane Systems | Ariane Systems is the worldâs leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has over 1,600 installations running at hotel properties in 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Arianeâs electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Capitalâs Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, please visit www.ariane-systems.com : .
About Hypercom : | Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits.
Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally. Visit www.hypercom.com : .
Ingenico payment solutions and Sage Payment Solutions have partnered to
offer the US market a new integrated payments offering for small and
mid-sized businesses. This will allow Sage customers to use Ingenico’s
credit card terminals with Sage Exchange connectivity to securely
process payments. The Ingenico terminals will seamlessly integrate with
the “Sage Exchange” PA-DSS payment platform. Ingenico will also
integrate “Incendo Online” terminal application with “Sage Exchange” to
give businesses centralized control of their Ingenico payment devices.
The “Sage Exchange” accepts credit and debit cards, gift/loyalty cards,
electronic bank accounts (ACH), and paper and e-checks including
electronic check conversion.
Ingenico payment solutions and Sage Payment Solutions have partnered to offer the US market a new integrated payments offering for small and mid-sized businesses. This will allow Sage customers to use Ingenico’s credit card terminals with Sage Exchange connectivity to securely process payments. The Ingenico terminals will seamlessly integrate with the “Sage Exchange” PA-DSS payment platform. Ingenico will also integrate “Incendo Online” terminal application with “Sage Exchange” to give businesses centralized control of their Ingenico payment devices. The “Sage Exchange” accepts credit and debit cards, gift/loyalty cards, electronic bank accounts (ACH), and paper and e-checks including electronic check conversion.
Misys global application software and services company has launched its
packaged payment hub. A low risk and rapid way for banks to modernize
payments environment and protect existing investment in legacy systems,
Misys’ “Payment Manager” hub aims to help banks centralize and
streamline their payment processes. Powered by Misys Message Manager and
supported by the company’s portal technology, Misys “Payment Manager”
extends the visibility and control of any payment through its complete
lifecycle on a Java EE thin-client application built on Service Oriented
Architecture. It automates and standardises payment processes from
capture all the way through to settlement, cutting out manual processes
and significantly reducing the risk to the bank’s reputation from failed
payments. It also aims to help banks deliver higher levels of customer
service and new products, allowing them to replace complex payments
flows between existing core processing systems with a centralized
A new report projects that by 2014, 45% of mobile-phone users will
actually use mobile banking. Also, mobile banking will rival online
banking, with the former used as a remote control and the latter as a
detailed form of control panel for more complex transactions. The
Javelin Strategy & Research reports also says AT&T has the highest
number of mobile bankers due to the iPhoneâs influence, while Verizon
Wireless has the lowest penetration for mobile bankers among the top
tier U.S. wireless carriers. About half of all iPhones users do mobile
banking today. Javelin predicts 99 million U.S. adults will conduct
mobile banking transactions at least once per year by 2014 â with 52% of
mobile-phone users relying on smartphones. Javelin says that just as the
iPod changed the music industry the iPhone will change the banking industry.
Fiserv information technology services has introduced its “Source
Capture Optimization” solution providing financial institutions to
enhance branch, teller, ATM, merchant and regional deposit
functionality. The new solution provides clients an integrated source
capture platform combining the “CheckFree” web-based application and
Fiserv image capture solutions for consistent image quality, fraud
protection, courtesy amount recognition (CAR), legal amount recognition
(LAR), remittance processing and ACH conversion features. Fiserv
provides information management, electronic commerce systems and has
nearly $4 billion in total revenue from continuing operations.
Misys has partnered with Petra Financial to launch its “Customer Payment
Initiation” through the “Touchstone” interface. With this Petra interface,
users will be allowed to capture, validate and route payment instructions
using integrated reference data, subsequently providing automatic
improvement in Straight Through Processing rates, charge backs and
efficiency. The Misys Payments aims to provide a complete integrated
payments solution for every stage of the payments transformation
lifecycle with this development. Misys banking and payment solutions are
used by more than 1,200 customer clients while the organization employs
around 4,500 people serving customers in over 120 countries.
Chordiant Software announced that it is working with First Data International to develop a card servicing contact center solution as a service for First Data’s global issuing customers. The new value added service will deliver an enhanced user and customer experience to First Data’s strategic “VisionPLUS” processing solution by facilitating natural-style conversation, flexible business process automation, an intelligent full view of the customer, and a highly intuitive user interface. VisionPLUS is used by financial services companies around the world, and today processes approximately 380 million card and loan accounts. The offering will utilize Chordiant’s “Enterprise Platform”, “Decision Management Suite” and “Contact Center Advisor”. Chordiant Customer Experience solutions blend insight with predictive desktop decisioning to understand the customer’s behavior.
Retalix reported that revenues for the first quarter were up 4% to $52.7 million. Net income for the period was $200,000, compared to net income of $1.5 million for 1Q/06. The Company says the quarter met its expectations and it is encouraged by the strong interest of grocery and convenience retailers in its integrated customer loyalty and promotions solutions. During the quarter, Retalix and Postilion announced an alliance to deliver integrated POS and payment switch for travel centers and convenience stores. The Company also signed a mjor contract with a major Chinese grocery retail chain. The Scandinavian retail group Reiten Servicehandel extended its deployment of Retalix software to 185 7-Eleven convenience stores across Norway and Sweden. Retalix anticipates total annual revenues for 2007 in the range of $220 to $230 million. For complete details on Relatix’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).