Innovative Computer Professionals Joins the IFX Forum

The Interactive Financial eXchange Forum announced that Innovative Computer Professionals has become a member, at the Small Business level. ICP representatives will be active in the Forum’s ATM/POS Working Group. The IFX Forum is an international non-profit industry association whose mission is to develop and promote the adoption of its open, interoperable standard for financial data exchange, IFX, which is available at no charge at http://bms.ifxforum.org/. ICP provides consulting services and solutions to the ATM/POS industry, with specialization in gaming, card encoding/embossing, ATM/POS host systems, and PCI DSS compliance.

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NACHA Execs to Headline EastPay Conference

EastPay’s Information Interchange 2012 is a conference that provides attendees with the strategies to maximize business efficiencies, improve payment processes, reduce risk, and increase client satisfaction. To be held February 26 – 28 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, this payments industry conference targets payments professionals from financial institutions as well as corporations and government entities. Sponsored by ACH Alert, Digital Transactions, Federal Reserve Financial Services, and NACHA, the Conference will focus on Operations and Technology, Risk and Compliance, and Treasury Management.

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Best Merchant Accounts For Small Business 2012 Updated

The top online credit card processing company review site, RateCreditCardProcessing.com has revealed its selections, based on real user reviews, of the companies offering the best services providing businesses and individuals a way of accepting credit cards. Real user feedback from 2011 has been aggregated to come up with the current ratings in an effort to help consumers choose the best partnership for their needs. The website allows for visitors to view the current merchant account service recommendations, and provides businesses considering a provider to read feedback reviews from previous customers. Additionally, customers are encouraged to rate their experience on items such as value, support, and features.

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Card Activation Files Its Opening Appeal Brief

Card Activation Technologies filed its opening brief of appellant in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Company is appealing from a July 2011 adverse ruling by the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware that invalidated its Patent. Card Activation Technologies owns the patent rights to a proprietary payment transaction method used for processing gift cards and other debit purchase transactions and is actively seeking to license its patent to the thousands of current users.

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MediStreams Remittance Automation Appoints Director

MediStreams Revenue Cycle Management company appointed Dr. Marcia Hardy as National Director of Business Development. MediStreams offers a full suite of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Solutions for providers and provider partners of all sizes. This includes payment automation tools to help providers post remits more effectively. Dr. Hardy joins the MediStreams’ team from her previous employment at an electronic healthcare company where she provided leadership, consulting expertise and software solutions to the healthcare industry. She holds a doctorate from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Education and Information Systems (GEIS).

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TMG and CO-OP Financial Services Partner

The Members Group (TMG) and CO-OP Financial Services announced they have formed a strategic partnership to combine strengths and deliver the largest array of payment solutions for credit unions. Under the agreement, CO-OP Financial Services has made a strategic investment in TMG. TMG and CO-OP Financial Services will continue to offer products under their own brands, operate independently and work within their existing management structures. At the same time, both companies will cross-sell all of their respective products and services. The alliance of TMG and CO-OP Financial Services means the two companies serve more than 40 percent of all U.S. credit unions and provide payment services to nearly 33 million cardholders.

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Flixoft Intros Hi-Speed Barcode Scanner Accessory for iOS

Flixoft has made pre-order availability of its “Barcode Gadget” compact, high-speed bar code scanner compatible with all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad). When combined with the customers’ application software the Barcode Gadget can be utilized for inventory scanning, portable Point-of-Sale transactions, order fulfillment, mobile ticketing and many other applications. Available February 2012, the MFI compatible Gadget will include a Software Development Kit (SDK) and a sample application to enable companies to quickly integrate with their own application.

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Posera-HDX Acquires 2020 IT Solution Hospitality

Posera-HDX Limited has completed the acquisition of the restaurant division of 2020 IT Solution of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for undisclosed terms. The 2020 solution already offers digital menu boards, web enabled video security, web-hosted restaurant back office management systems, and web-hosted employee labour analytics and scheduling solutions. It now allow quick service restaurants and table service restaurants, to control costs and effectively manage their business. The 2020 “HyperScheduler” is a hosted, subscription model, web/cloud workforce management solution which allows operators to optimize staff schedules based on a sophisticated proprietary sales and product mix forecasting model coupled with matching the most effective and efficient staff for specific positions for time sensitive duties.

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NCR Launches ATM for the Blind

NCR joined social organizations to launch an ATM designed to accommodate the blind. India-based Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged and the National Association of Visually Handicapped worked with NCR to co-develop the machine, a prototype of which launched on the birthday of Louis Braille. Sightless consumers may use the ATM thanks to the auto-guidance software NCR installed in the machine, which reads out the instructions that would normally be displayed on a regular ATM, such as when to enter the PIN. One-third of all the new ATMs installed in India as of last year must be accessible to the blind under regulations from the Reserve Bank of India.

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UKPersonalLoanScore Offers One-Stop Shop for Loan Shoppers

Many of these promises typically involve things like finally remodeling the kitchen and bathroom, getting credit card debt under control, or going back to school. In order to achieve their dreams for 2012 and beyond, many people will need to look into some type of loan. The UKPersonalLoanScore opened in 2005 and from its first day in business, it has prided itself on helping each and every customer find the best loan that is right for his or her particular needs. The company compares over 250 loan plans and searches over 90 percent of the secured market to find what will fit each and every client’s loan needs, even if the applicant has a bad credit history, missed payments or a mortgage that is in arrears.

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GUESS Deploys VeriFone iPad Retailing Solution

GUESS brands is integrating the VeriFone “GlobalBay” iPad Retailing solution inside a dozen stores in the U.S. and plans to expand the deployment widely throughout the year. The VeriFone “GlobalBay” iPad Retailing App is powered by an easy-to-use web-based content management console that allows the retailer to easily design, brand and manage iPad Apps – no programming skills required. The VeriFone GlobalBay iPad application allows shoppers and store associates to browse various styles via the LookBook functionality and to select products for either immediate purchase or order online if the product is not available in the store. After hours, the iPad is used for distribution of training videos to store associates and managers.

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