MEDAGATE LAUNCHES OTCMEDICAID CARD PLATFORM

Medagate “OTCNetwork” OTC healthcare benefits payments platform launched its “OTCMedicaid” card platform, developed to help Medicaid Programs improve Health Effectiveness Data Set (HEDIS) scores through administered OTC benefit and health incentive programs. Due to new Health Care Reform mandates, Medicaid programs nationally are seeking to improve compliance with HEDIS-based wellness as a measure of program success and funding. The “OTCMedicaid” Card enables Medicaid Programs to more efficiently provide and administer OTC benefits for use in member self-care, and also provide cash incentives for OTC items to influence behavior around routine health maintenance. With acceptance integrated into front-of-store POS terminals at over 35,000 leading retail locations, the “OTCNetwork” is today being leveraged by Medicare Advantage plans to more efficiently disburse and administer OTC benefits, and improve Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Star Ratings.

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AttendStar Creates Event Ticket Scanning, Onsite Sales

AttendStar.com online ticketing integration introduced its new onsite ticket scanning technology, allowing event managers to sell tickets, take credit card payments and scan tickets with one central, easy-to-use and efficient system using the iPod Touch or iPhone 4. The POS system combines with a ticket-scanning platform using version three and above of the iPod Touch and iPhone 4 nestled in a Linea Pro case, similar in size to an OtterBox. Credit cards can be swiped on the back of the ergonomically designed handheld case and any 1D barcode can be read with the laser scanner at the top of the device. By scanning the 1D barcode on any standard AttendStar e-ticket, smartphone, thermal ticket or wristband, tickets can be read and authenticated in less than one second per ticket.

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Intellicheck Mobilisa Forges New Distribution Agreement

Intellicheck Mobilisa announced a distribution and partnership agreement with a leading financial services corporation for its “ID Risk Check.” This latest partnership agreement permits “ID Risk Check” to be incorporated into over 14,000 retailers’ POS systems. Developed specifically to meet the needs of fraud and loss prevention in retail applications, Intellicheck Mobilisa’s ” ID-Check” driver license scanning technology is incorporated and distributed as an integral component of “ID Risk Check” and will be available to all divisions of the financial services corporation for use and sale in their numerous financial risk management applications.

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NETSPEND SELECTS ACTIANCE SAAS PLATFORM

Actiance and NetSpend general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards have deployed the Actiance “Socialite” platform. Citing its granular controls of popular social networks and its quick-to-deploy, software-as-a-service (SaaS) configuration, NetSpend intends to quickly adapt for continuous monitoring and management of all online communication through a SaaS delivery to ensure a swift deployment. Furnishing the compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, Actiance will prevent NetSpend data leakage, log and archive all content and enforce corporate policies regarding the use of the concerned social applications.

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Farmers Market Vendors Offered Card-Readers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Pennsylvania farmers markets and farm stands accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits can now apply to receive one of 145 available wireless electronic benefit transfer (EBT) machines offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture using a federal grant. The machines can also be used for credit card purchases, and…

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Wells Fargo to Fund $120 Million in SunEdison Projects

Wells Fargo subsidiaries will invest up to $120 million to fund U.S. solar photovoltaic distributed generation power projects developed by SunEdison over the next year. The program builds on a SunEdison solar investment fund established in 2007 in which Wells Fargo invested more than $200 million in approximately 150 solar projects developed by SunEdison in eight states. Financing provided by Wells Fargo will enable SunEdison to cost-effectively provide a clean and reliable source of electricity to its customers, including corporations and municipalities.

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BlueStar Partners For Digi-Sign Distribution

BlueStar ADC, Mobility, POS, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security technology solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with BrightSign solid-state digital sign and kiosk controller products for the commercial market. BrightSign will provide BlueStar’s VARs with its portfolio of options for commercial signage customers. The BrightSign platform is a reliable, non-PC, solid-state digital sign and kiosk controller system designed to manage any digital sign or interactive display and delivers high-quality, high-definition video, images and audio. Interactive features include support for touch-screens, buttons, mice and other input devices. BrightSign also supports networking for remote content delivery, scheduling of content playback, synchronization of multiple displays for video wall applications, and zones for displaying multiple content windows on a single screen.

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Merchant e-Solutions Certifies TGate Platform

TGate Payments announced the successful certification of its PathwayLINK platform integration with Merchant e-Solutions. This certification with Merchant e-Solutions allows merchants using PathwayLINK to process credit and debit transactions to Merchant e-Solutions host and take advantage of their integrated merchant account, online tools, and real time, web-based reporting for easy reconciliation. The combination of T-Gate’s state-of-the-art gateway technology with our seamless all-in-one payment processing and merchant account means new business for us, increased capabilities for T-Gate and, best of all, superior benefits for customers.

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VSoft Introduces Core Processing Solution to Credit Unions

VSoft Corporation core processing solution, “CoreSoft,” is now available to credit union customers. UCF Federal Credit Union selected CoreSoft to improve efficiency and enable a more customized, member-centric approach to its service. The “CoreSoft” platform allows financial institutions to replace legacy systems with technology that delivers seamless, real-time, high-volume and high-performance transactions across multiple channels. Its open platform offers a unique, universal design to enhance workflow and flexibility. UCF FCU, a non-profit, member-owned institution that serves more than 4,000 members of the University of Central Florida community, selected CoreSoft to increase its front and back end efficiencies. VSoft Corporation is a global provider of financial technology solutions that improve service, reduce cost and maximize efficiency. Its broad image-based solutions include distributed deposit and payment capture across all points of presentment, back office check processing, image exchange, document management, and remittance and lockbox operations.

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CredAbility’s Repay Big in 2010

CredAbility reported in 2010, 27,818 consumers participated in its Debt Management Plans (DMP) and paid back more than $122 million to their creditors. The $122 million is a record for the 47-year-old nonprofit credit counseling organization, and a three percent increase from the $118 million paid back in 2009. A Debt Management Plan (DMP) helps consumers who are struggling with credit card debt develop reduced payment programs with creditors. Many creditors offer favorable repayment terms to consumers who enroll in a DMP, including interest rates ranging from 6% to 10% on their credit card debt. These creditors may also eliminate late fees and penalties once a consumer enrolls in a DMP with a nonprofit credit counseling organization. Each person on a DMP in 2010 had an average of $24,266 in credit card debt, a 4.5 percent increase compared to 2009. The average age of a person on DMP in 2010 was 48, up from 45 years old in 2009.

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Cryptera Consolidates Unattended Payment

Cryptera secure payment solutions launched its “UPT 7000” outdoor payment terminal focused on providing a more cost-effective unattended payment option for manufacturers of transaction kiosks, drive thru applications and ticketing machines. The Cryptera “UPT 7000” rugged POS terminal is designed for outdoor use and ultimate security and payment processing efficiency. The integrated device allows customers to insert their card, view a secure display message and securely input their PIN numbers all on a single unit. The Cryptera “UPT 7000” helps solve many of those security and cost issues by providing a solution that combines End-to-end Encryption and the necessary components of an unattended payment system into one solid unit designed for high traffic and usage in an outdoor setting.

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ValidSoft’s Anti-Fraud Solutions Highlighted by CDTV.net

ValidSoft has announced that CEO Patrick Carroll was interviewed by CDTV.net, a financial news service based in New York. ValidSoft is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications, an international provider of business software to the telecommunications and the financial services industry. The interview is available at http://www.cdtv.net/users/content/stock-market-investing-preventing-credit-card-fraud-pat-carroll-validsoft. In the interview, Carroll said that ValidSoft plans to expand its advanced, comprehensive fraud solutions technology to customers around the globe in 2011. Key to ValidSoft’s technology is its wholly telecom-based security solutions, Carroll noted. The company’s partnership with Elephant Talk has enabled ValidSoft to leverage Elephant Talk’s highly sophisticated mobile technology.

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