CLEARJET & KANEMATSU

Grambach-based CLEARjet GmbH has teamed with Kanematsu USA to market is
thermo-re-writable printer in the USA. The CLEARjet products allow for the
reuse of smart cards, contactless cards, or magstripe cards. CLEARjet PVC
cards are made with a special rewritable film that is activated by the
printer and can be reprinted up to 500 times. The printer offers resolution
of 300dpi and can be used to print text information, pictures, and
barcodes. Kanematsu USA Inc is a supplier of ID card printing products
since 1994.

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Trade Group Seeks Stay of FCC’s Order for DNC Registry

The American Teleservices Association this week filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeking judicial review of the FCC’s “Report & Order” issued earlier this month adopting rules that mirror the FTC regulations creating a national “Do-Not-Call Registry.” ATA has also asked the FCC to issue an expedited stay to forestall enforcement of the new rules until after the court has had a chance to review them. The industry association says implementation of a national do-not-call list on October 1st will cost the U.S. economy up to two million jobs in an industry that produces over $660 billion of sales per year. The ATA filed suit against the FTC January 29, 2003 in federal court in Colorado. Both parties are waiting for a court date to be set before the October 1, 2003 implementation deadline of the national DNC list. As of this week nearly 30 million phone numbers have been registered in the DNC Registry.

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Carreker Names Former Citigroup Director to Board

Dallas-based Carreker Corporation has named Keith Hughes, former vice chairman and director of Citigroup, to its board of directors. Hughes retired as vice chairman and director of Citigroup in 2000. Prior to that, he was with Associates First Capital Corporation, serving as chairman and chief executive officer. Hughes is active in the Dallas community, where his board and advisory affiliations include Southwestern Medical Foundation, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Salvation Army – Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Certegy Inc., Proudfoot Consulting, Majesco and the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

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PDG Shopping Cart Gets Payflow Link

Atlanta-based PDG Software has integrated VeriSign’s “Payflow Link” with its “PDG Shopping Cart”. Integration with VeriSign’s Payflow Link is the latest example in PDG Software’s continuous efforts to add value to its already feature rich e-commerce and shopping cart software products, and it provides customers with an efficient and affordable credit card and check processing solution.

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TSYS DATA CENTER

TSYS announced plans to build an European data center in Knaresborough. The center is scheduled to be completed and operational by the fourth quarter. The new 53,000 square-foot data center will replace the existing data center in Harrogate which TSYS currently leases. The data center will be built on 3 acres and will contain 15,000 square feet for offices. Additional features include separate machine room, plant block, N+N generator and UPS back-up systems. TSYS currently serves more than 12 million consumer and commercial credit accounts in Europe.

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FSV Payment Systems to Process C.E.C. STV Cards

Las Vegas-based C.E.C. Industries has signed a processing agreement with FSV Payment Systems for its forthcoming debit and stored-value cards. C.E.C. Industries Corp. is a Nevada Corporation in good standing that is presently entering the business of providing a suite of cash-based debit cards and stored value cards for ATM and debit “point-of-sale” transactions. The Company believes a multi-functional stored value product will fill a void in payroll and consumer payment services.

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eFunds Second Quarter Revenues Climb 13.3%

eFunds Corporation reported that net income for the second quarter increased 13.3% to $5.1 million, compared to one year ago. However, net revenues of $133 million were flat compared to 2Q/02. Net revenues for electronic payments of $45.3 million, and global outsourcing of $18.5 million, declined 14% and 13%, respectively, compared to one year ago. ATM management net revenues increased 32% to $36.3 million while risk management revenues climbed 2% to $32.8 million. For complete details on eFunds’ second quarter results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1]).

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

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Gemplus Revenues Up 12% Since 1Q/03, But Losses Widen

Smart card specialist Gemplus reported this morning that its second quarter revenues increased nearly 12%, and that gross profit jumped 27% over the first quarter. However, second quarter revenues of $197.2 million, are about 18% lower, and gross profits of $54.7 million are slightly lower than one year ago. Gemplus also posted a $94.3 million net loss for 2Q/03 compared to $43.4 million in the prior quarter, and $140.8 million one year ago. The company reported that smart cards for banking and retail applications rose 54% quarter-on-quarter. EMV shipments nearly doubled compared with the first quarter and more than tripled compared with the same quarter a year ago. Sales were mainly driven by the UK market, but also supported by South America and Asia. During the second quarter, the EMV migration in the UK accelerated with the delivery of 15 million EMV smart cards. Gemplus also became a major player in the EMV migration in Malaysia during 2Q/03. For complete details on Gemplus’ second quarter results visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

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CAM Commerce’s X-Charge Revenues Double Again

CA-based CAM Commerce Solutions reported revenues of $5.2 million for 2Q/03 and says its “X-Charge” payment processing revenues more than doubled again over the same quarter last year. As of June 30, 2003, the company had $11.1 million in cash and marketable securities, or $3.48 per share based on shares outstanding at June 30, 2003, compared with $10.6 million at Sept. 30, 2002, or $3.41 per share based on shares outstanding at Sept. 30, 2002. CAM Commerce Solutions provides total commerce solutions for traditional and Web retailers that are based on the company’s open architecture software products for inventory management, point of sale, sales transaction processing, and accounting.

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SunTrust has Five P-Card Clients Using Works Payment Manager

Since introducing the “Works Payment Manager” application with its purchasing cards last month, SunTrust Bank says it now has five state and local governments and government agencies using the application. The application allows them to minimize the number of checks they issue, reduce errors and time associated with account reconciliation, and settle more payment transactions electronically. Clients using the online solution in conjunction with their SunTrust card programs are able to securely move more of their spending onto credit cards, ultimately streamlining their payment processes and substantially reducing manual purchasing costs. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations, and had total assets of $120.9 billion and total deposits of $77.3 billion as of June 30, 2003.

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Transaction Systems Architects 2Q/03 Revenues Up 6.2%

Omaha-based Transaction Systems Architects reported revenue for the quarter ending June 30th of $73.8 million, an increase of 6.2% over same year-ago quarter. Net loss for the quarter was $1.9 million, which reflected a goodwill impairment charge relating to the 2001 acquisition of MessagingDirect. For the quarter, revenues were comprised of software license fees of $40.7 million, maintenance fees of $20.7 million and services fees of $12.4 million. The Company ended the quarter with $225.9 million in backlog. For ACI Worldwide, the Company’s largest business unit, new customer activity for the quarter included six customers for “BASE24,” three customers for “ACI Proactive Risk Manager,” two “Winpay24” accounts and one customer for “Net 24.” For complete details on TSAI’s second quarter results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1]).

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

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CMC Promotes Smith to Chief Information Officer

IN-based CMC has promoted David Smith to VP/CIO. Smith has experience in Information Technology and management spans more than 12 years, with previous roles at American General Corporation and R.R. Donnelley & Sons. CMC is a leading provider of turnkey and menu-driven superior quality servicing solutions and product engineering to financial institutions, commercial credit companies, and retail companies for their credit and debit account products, merchant transaction services, and private label programs.

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