Agilent Technologies Upgrades Single Quadrupole Family

Agilent Technologies introduced a number of performance enhancements to its 6100B Series single quadrupole liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) platform. At the entry level of the Agilent single quad LC/MS portfolio, the 6120B now has POS/NEG switching that is 10 times faster than the previous instrument. Switching speed up to 30 milliseconds provides more information from each injection, even with narrow LC peaks. Scan speed also increases substantially, from 2,500 u/sec to 5250 u/sec for higher confidence molecule identification and confirmation.

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NuWallet Application Makes M-Phone Shopping Easier

According to a recent survey by Adobe Scene7, “easy checkout” was singled out as the most important mobile-shopping feature among respondents. In response, NuWallet has developed an application that cuts the mobile checkout process from minutes to just a few seconds by auto-populating all of the user’s billing information to securely complete a transaction. The NuWallet app also eliminates the potential of billing input errors, which not only frustrates the customer, but also increases the likelihood of shopper abandonment resulting in lost revenue for merchants. NuWallet, Inc. was founded by a team of experienced veterans representing credit card processing; merchant services; banking and cash management and the Internet industry.

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RDM Corporation Certifies Its RDM Connect Scanner with FTNI

Financial Transmission Network remittance processing solutions (FTNI) has completed its certification to support the RDM “Connect” auto feed multi-feature check scanner with its “ETran” platform. Integrating RDM “Connect’s” multi-functional scanner to process checks, swipe credit and debit cards and capture ID cards facilitates the merchant’s desire to simplify payment acceptance. The “ETran” receivables platform lets merchants process Remote Deposit Capture, ACH and credit/debit cards, all from a single platform. FTNI’s PCI compliant solution satisfies the growing demand for payment diversity by accommodating mail-in, walk-in, call-in and web payments, while also providing posting files to allow the merchant to clear and post payments in a single pass.

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AIB Deploys Gemalto online banking security

Allied Irish Banks is deploying the Gemalto “Ezio” solution to provide added online banking services security. The “Ezio” solution includes strong authentication software, “Ezio Club EMV” card readers and consulting services. The driver behind the upgrade is to further develop AIB’s online offering with new and enhanced financial services for the benefit of customers. The “Ezio Club” reader is used to verify and sign transaction details, such as amount transferred and account credited, for a “sign-what-you-see” security measure ensures authenticity of the Internet Banking session while protecting the cardholder.

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ATM deployer Sees drop in ATM cash withdrawals

Spark ATM Systems’ Spark Cash Index reported a sharp drop in the average ATM cash withdrawal in May, with the average cash withdrawal in down from R423 (U.S. $62.32) in April to R406 (U.S. $59.82), according to the Spark Cash Index. Measuring cash withdrawals from 1,200 Spark ATMs deployed in South Africa, the Spark Cash Index concluded April 2011’s withdrawal figures were up 4.78% compared with April 2010, and May 2011’s withdrawal average was up only 1% on May 2010.

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CEDICAM & Accenture Launch New Payment Processing Platform

CEDICAM payment flow and systems subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole Group has partnered with Accenture to launch a new payment processing platform, selected to implement the new IT platform to process the collection of European payments under SEPA and Direct Debit scheme (SDD). Crédit Agricole’s new platform centralizes SEPA direct debit collections for Crédit Agricole’s several French regional IT payment systems, and processes payment transactions for many of the Group’s banks. It also enables the company to process high volumes of payments more rapidly and cost-efficiently through a single IT platform and accelerates the time it takes to launch new and greater value-added payment products and services, particularly for the Group’s corporate customers.

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Unemployment Inches Upward, Still Stagnating

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The unemployment once again saw little to no change in May, to sit at 9.1%. Up from 9% last month, this figure reached a rate not seen since December. Gains that were made in employment were most seen in professional and business services, health care, and mining. With this, total unemployed…

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ViVOtech NFC POS Systems Lets Google Wallet Offer Loyalty Programs

ViVOtech NFC software and systems company is now a Google Wallet partner and is being used by Google to give Android phone owners ability to make payments and take advantage of real-time in-store offers and loyalty programs at the POS. ViVOtech has worked with Google, merchants and POS software vendors to provide integration between NFC POS readers and current POS software. ViVOtech’s solutions combined with Google Wallet enable one-touch technology for redeeming coupons, participation in loyalty programs, and making payments. ViVOtech’s installed base of more than 800,000 readers covers merchants in 35 countries, including 20,000 taxis throughout the U.S. and all taxis in New York.

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Fiserv Provides to 375 Banks its Banking Platform

Over 375 financial institutions have agreed to use “Mobile Money” from Fiserv mobile banking and payments solution. Almost 200 of these banks and credit unions are already live on the service as consumer usage is soaring, given the number of consumers using the service growing more than 600% within the last six months. The “Mobile Money” platform supports mobile banking and payments services for a wide range of financial institutions, from some of the largest banks in U.S. and international markets, to community banks and credit unions. Regardless of the size of the institution, the current trend is to offer access to mobile banking via all three of the primary access modes – SMS (text messaging), mobile browser and downloadable application.

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B2B Soft Website Gets Silver in Summit Creative Awards

Innovative, comprehensive, and state of the art are all terms that accurately describe B2B Soft’s Wireless Standard, and they are just some of the reasons that it is now the premier Retail Management System of the wireless industry. Those terms also perfectly exemplify the Wireless Standard website, http://www.wirelessstandard.com, recently revamped by Ruckus Marketing in January 2011. That redesign reflects the Wireless Standard brand’s growth and continued innovation in the wireless point of sale space. One result is that the dynamic, effective, and interactive website has just been internationally recognized for its creative excellence. B2B Soft announced its Wireless Standard website has won Silver at the 2011 Summit Creative Awards in the B2B Product Website category. The Summit International Awards conducts three annual competitions: the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award.

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US Bankcard Services Awarded for Performance

US Bankcard Services credit card services provider has earned another Elavon top achievement award as a merchant service provider (MSP). The Arch Award was presented to the president of USBSI and his team by Elavon representatives at the USBSI headquarters office, the first to receive the Arch Award as it is only given to an MSP who has reached $1.5 Billion USD in transaction volume. This award also celebrates an unparalleled milestone of achievement for USBSI, and if history truly repeats itself, then USBSI could look forward to many more years of stellar performances, awards and success.

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Heartland Payment Systems Launches Laundry Payment

Heartland Payment Systems’ “MicroPayments” Division has unveiled the next generation of its “WaveRider Laundry System,” a wireless payments and account management solution offering laundry facility operators a secure method of accepting credit and debit card payments while enhancing convenience for customers. The technology is now easier to install, features upgraded reporting capabilities and allows laundry operators to manage their facilities online, from a remote location. The “WaveRider” card readers are attached to each washing machine and clothes dryer and meets PCI data security standards. They can also minimize downtime and potential loss of revenue by receiving alerts the moment a machine goes down.

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