Precidia & Staunch Collaborate In Security Solution

Quarles Petroleum has chosen the joint effort of Precidia & Staunch,
POSLynx220, a multiport payment router with both dial and serial ports.
The router delivers secure connectivity for onsite video surveillance and
the cardlock system for processing, with only one device for its 80
remote fueling stations. For Quarles’ fuel stations, the Staunch/Precidia
solution combines the Gasboy fuel dispenser and onsite
video surveillance system. Precidia has customers in over 80 countries,
a line of wired and wireless access devices and uses NetVu network
configuration management to migrate stand-alone equipment onto
IP networks. Staunch Corporation is a provider of multi-vendor
Information Technology and Digital Video Surveillance technology.
Quarles Petroleum has more than 450 employees in 6 states.

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Smart SMS Names a New COO

Los Angeles-based Smart SMS has appointing Layne Bednar, previously with Legend Locations as COO. At Legend, Bednar created and implemented custom database solutions, streamlined and designed all sales procedures, and was responsible for all Information Technology implementations, resulting in a revenue growth of over 30% in comparison to the previous year. From 1996 to 2003 he held a Sales Engineering and Territory Manager position with Harper and was the exclusive manufacturer’s representative for semiconductor manufacturers AMCC – Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Atmel, Globespan DSL (now Conexant) and other manufacturers and was responsible for frontline concept and design sales of microprocessor and advanced memory semi-conductor technology solutions to the emerging smartcard, loyalty card, and bankcard industry. Bednar holds an Electronics Engineering Degree from Electronics Institutes in Harrisburg, PA. SmartSMSCorp is a mobile entertainment marketing and distribution company that specializes in market branding via text and MMS.

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Experian Hires a New Head of Build

Experian has appointed Andrew Foreman as Head of Build for the
direction of the company’s software development and support of
product development. His experience includes his time as an air
transport IT service provider for SITA, coordinating a portfolio of multi-
million GBP service contracts for airlines. Foreman also has 18 years
of experience as a talent management specialist at SHL, where he
was responsible for infrastructure, product and service delivery. His
expertise is expected to contribute to the growing momentum of
Experian’s product evolution.

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mFoundry to Power Sprint Mobile Banking

mFoundry has entered into an agreement with Sprint to bring mobile banking and financial services to Sprint customers with “Vision” or “Power Vision” phones. Sprint users can check their bank balances, transfer funds between their accounts, make bill payments and more, with participating banks. mFoundry’s “Spotlight Financial Platform “will be used to deploy an integrated, single-point solution that supports security features including multi-factor authentication, encryption and the ability to deactivate the application remotely. The Sprint Spotlight mobile banking solution will include services from a number of financial institutions, including Citibank. In addition, VeriSign will leverage its expertise in secure content delivery to host participating banks within Sprint’s mobile banking solution. mFoundry is an award-winning mobile application platform provider.

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RDM Corporation Reports Earnings

RDM’s latest quarter reflects total revenues of $7.9 million,
an increase of 34% from the same quarter of 2006. Also, the company’s
Digital Imaging segment grew by $2.7 million to $6.5 million of revenues,
transaction volumes for the Image & Transaction Management System
averaged 1,271,000 items per week compared to 618,000 per week in
Q206, and net earnings were $587,000 or $0.03 per share, compared to
$0.01 per share last Q2. RDM’s Operating activities generated $1.3
million of the cash flow in the quarter, compared to $1.8 million in Q2
2006. Cash increased $1.1 million during the quarter to $10.1 million.

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NCR’s Q1 ATM-Related Business Rises 20%

NCR reported that first quarter revenue for its ATM business was $312 million, a 20% gain compared to one-year ago. The ATM segment was driven by strong revenue growth in Europe and Asia which outpaced a revenue decline in the Americas region and led to the year-over-year revenue increase. ATM operating income of $28 million improved from $13 million reported in the first quarter of 2006. Higher revenue significantly outpaced the cost of operating two manufacturing facilities in Europe as NCR initiated its manufacturing realignment in the first quarter of 2007. In January, NCR announced its intention to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies through the spin off of the company’s Teradata Data Warehousing business to NCR’s shareholders. NCR incurred approximately $46 million of costs associated with the realignment of its manufacturing facilities. For complete details on NCR’s current and past performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1])

NCR ATM REVENUE HISTORICAL
1Q/06: $259 million
2Q/06: $343 million
3Q/06: $349 million
4Q/06: $472 million
1Q/07: $312 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)

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

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VASCO Earnings Nearly Double in 1Q/07

VASCO data security has released reports reflecting that revenues for
the first quarter of 2007 increased 93% to $26.4 million from $13.7
million in the first quarter of 2006. Gross profit was $17.5 million for
the first quarter of 2007 and compares to gross profit of $9.5 million
in the first quarter of 2006. Net cash balances, total cash and cash
equivalents less bank borrowings, at March 31, 2007 totaled $16.8
million compared to $12.6 million at December 31, 2006. A total of
619 new accounts sold in the first quarter 2007, including 94 banks
and 525 Enterprise Security customers. VASCO incurred revenue
growth of 35% to 45% for the full-year 2007 over full-year 2006.
The company is a supplier of authentication and e-signature solutions
and services. Specializing in Internet security, VASCO has a customer
base of over 4,800 companies in more than 100 countries, including
close to 750 international financial institutions.

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CrossCheck Acquires Merchant Payment Center

CA-based CrossCheck, has purchased the check residual stream from Merchant Payment Center, a payment provider headquartered in North Hollywood, California. Merchant Payment Center provides credit and debit card processing, and check approval and guarantee services to merchants throughout the country. Merchant Payment Center and CrossCheck became partners in 2003. CrossCheck processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S.

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ADS Signs a Multi-Year Renewal With Goodyear

Alliance Data has announced that Goodyear has signed a multi-year
renewal agreement to sponsor the company’s “Air Miles Reward
Program”. The loyalty program offers reward miles at more than 100
leading brand-name sponsors representing thousands of retailers with
service locations across Canada. The points can be redeemed for
more than 800 different rewards. Alliance manages over 120 million
customer relations throughout North America. Goodyear reported
2006 net sales of $20.3 billion.

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Duane Reade to Deploy Coinstar Centers in NYC

NY-based Duane Reade has planned installations of more than 140 Coinstar Centers in the metropolitan New York City area this year. Duane Reade has installed Coinstar Centers in its drug stores to offer consumers a convenient way to turn their loose change into cash or a voucher that can be used towards in-store purchases. In addition, consumers can choose to place the full value of their change onto a gift card or eCertificate from a variety of retailers including Amazon.com, iTunes, Circuit City, Starbucks and more. Duane Reade is the largest drug store chain in the metropolitan New York City area. Coinstar provides self-service coin counting, electronic payment solutions, money transfer, entertainment services and self-service DVD rental.

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nCircle Announces Alliance With RSA

nCircle has announced its alliance with RCA for the contribution to
a portfolio of products and services to comply with card industry
security standards. Among the standards is the requirement to conduct
quarterly scans of externally facing payment network to verify
compliance, which nCircle’s Certified PCI Scan Service automated
security protection provides for merchants. PCI requires merchants that
accept credit and debit cards over the Internet to increase card data
protection on their internal and external payment networks. nCircle
Certified
PCI Scan Service is an automated network security scanning and reporting
service for compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard v1.1. This
partnership is designed to enable merchants to manage credit card
information, secure data, access data and provide PCI education and
services to ensure compliance.

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Infusion Software CRM v5.0 is Released

On-demand “active” CRM” and marketing automation software provider Infusion Software has released Version 5.0 of “Infusion CRM”. Version 5.0 includes Conversion Tracking, allowing users to insert a pay-per-click conversion code to the success page of e-commerce shopping carts inside Infusion CRM; Round Robin Sales Team Assignment Logic for creating a “round robin” for distributing contacts; and the Expiring Credit Card Trigger. Infusion Software flagship product, Infusion CRM, is a web-based software program that centralizes, organizes and automates the sales, marketing and customer service processes in a small business.

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