STOCK EXCHANGE SMART CARD

Gemplus announces it was chosen by the
Stock Exchange from Rosario City in Argentina, to implement a secure
e-commerce solution based on smart cards and digital signatures for brokers
operating in the cereal market.

With Gemplus’ security solution, brokers can use a smart card to digitally
sign and register transactions performed through the website http://www.confirma.com,
designed by the Cereal Stock Exchange. Previously, these types of transactions
were formalized in paper.

Using PKI (public key infrastructure) based digital signature software in
combination with a smart card and a reader-writer device connected to the
computer, the broker signing the contract is securely authenticated and the
integrity of the trade contents are validated, enabling a time-stamped and
non-disputable trading transaction.

“Incorporating this technology is a step forward on the market scope. We
want to provide features as well as add elements that contribute to the
development of a more nimble and secure performance,” said Javier Cervio,
Rosario’s Cereal Stock Exchange General Sub-manager.

The smart card securely stores personal information about the user, and
works as a personal web-based “ID card” each time the subscriber signs a
contract. This smart card enabled digital signature solution is based on
Gemplus’ GemSAFE security suite and provides the users with:

An easy-to-use technology that speeds contract trading procedures and
accelerates commercial duties
An efficient trading process that reduces costs throughout the
commercial chain and increases productivity
A highly secure, solution that anticipates and reduces digital fraud,
assuring the integrity and validity of signed contracts.

“Gemplus provides a secure yet user-friendly solution, designed to satisfy
the increasing need for secure user authentication and information exchange on
the Internet, all under absolute privacy,” said Ian Walmsley, Gemplus
Financial and Security Services Business Unit, Latin America. “We believe that
this type of application answers significant needs of online transaction
environments.”

GEMPLUS: the world’s number one provider of solutions empowered by Smart
Cards.

Gemplus helps its clients offer an exceptional range of portable,
personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people’s lives.
These include mobile Internet access, inter-operable banking facilities,
e-commerce and a wealth of other applications.

Gemplus is the only completely dedicated, truly global player in the Smart
Card industry, with the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an
outstanding track record of technological innovation.

Gemplus trades its shares on Euronext Paris S.A. First Market and on the
Nasdaq Stock Market as GEMP in the form of ADSs. Its revenue in 2000 was 1.205
Billion Euros. It employs 6721 people in 37 countries throughout the world.

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EMV ATMS

Europay International, MasterCard’s partner in Europe, Europay Austria and APSS, the operator of Austria’s largest ATM network, have announced the completion of a joint programme to roll-out ATM EMV acceptance in Austria.

Through the close collaboration of all parties, including ATM application provider, SBS Software and ATM manufacturer Diebold, 2,200 Austrian ATMs (82% of all ATMs in Austria) are now able to accept EMV based transactions for all Europay/MasterCard brande
d cards. The 16-month long project secures Austria’s position as the sixth country in Europe (after Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden) to secure live EMV Chip ATMs for Europay/MasterCard cardholders.

The ATM deployment, is the first step in the implementation of the country’s road-map towards EMV migration, with further activity now under way for the deployment of POS terminals and the issuance of MasterCard credit and Maestro debit cards with EMV Chi
p applications.

“For our member banks we need to demonstrate that when it comes to implementation, we can deliver all the technical assistance needed to make it happen,” said So”ren Sasse, Manager, Chip Services, Europay International. “Our collaboration with Europay Aus
tria and APSS is evidence of this, as the programme demanded not only the best-in-field expertise but also a committed team who could exceed the time and delivery expectations of our Austrian members”.

The EMV progress in Austria reinforces the industry’s commitment to making payment products and the overall payment system more secure, therefore helping to combat increasing levels of payment card fraud.

“The migration to chip is a necessary step against fraud for payment systems”, said Martin Deutscher, Project Manager, Europay Austria. “Our work will enable Europay International customers and their cardholders to benefit from the increased security offe
red by the Chip”.

Speaking on behalf of Europay International, Christophe Zehnacker, Manager, Chip Product Management, said “EMV Chip migration is now well on track in Europe, in Latin America and increasingly in the Asia Pacific region. We expect to see over 200 million E
uropay/MasterCard product branded cards carrying this state-of-the-art technology for security and added functionality by 2005, representing at least two thirds of our entire card base”.

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HIPERSMART GEMPLUS

Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics, has entered into an agreement with Gemplus Card International — the world leader in smart card-based solutions — to supply its advanced HiPerSmart product family for a large part of the next generation of Gemplus’ 32-bit smart cards. This new generation of cards, featuring open operating systems, will support advanced, secure and high performance applications and services including 3G wireless communications, mobile banking and online trading.

Based on SmartMIPS(TM) architecture, Philips Semiconductors’ HiPerSmart computing platform will provide low power, high performance chip solutions enabling Gemplus to develop ground breaking, multi-application products for the next generation of smart cards.

“Philips Semiconductors’ partnership with Gemplus marks an important stage in the evolution of the smart card market in terms of performance, security and memory capabilities,” said Reinhard Kalla, general manager for chip cards at Philips Semiconductors. “As an integral part of our roadmap, HiPerSmart highlights Philips Semiconductors’ unrivalled position as the leading provider of highly secure and flexible smart card IC solutions and demonstrates our ability to combine advanced expertise in security, cryptography, flexibility and non-volatile storage with leading Central Processing Unit (CPU) architectures.”

The 32-bit HiPerSmart computing platform will provide improved computing power — as required by interpreter-based languages and multi-application operating systems — alongside larger memory addressing performances. This architecture provides instructions to support cryptographic algorithms, such as DES, AES, ECC and RSA, leading to a more flexible implementation.

Benefiting from Gemplus’ and Philips Semiconductors’ expertise in smart card technology, this innovative architecture will pave the way for the development of the Universal IC Card (UICC) and the Universal Secure Identification Module (USIM). USIM will be as important to 3G applications as SIM has been to GSM and will enable multiple applications to co-exist on both the UICC and the network.

“Our work on designing a leading-edge card operating system will be largely enabled by HiPerSmart, the Philips’ 32-bit computing platform based on SmartMIPS(TM) architecture. Entering into this agreement, Gemplus recognizes that the technical leadership of Philips, as well as its expertise in security implementation will leverage the effectiveness of the SmartMIPS(TM) CPU core. The combination of the cryptographic performance enabled by this architecture, together with the silicon technology from Philips Semiconductors, will allow Gemplus to reinforce its leading position in the smart card market,” said Jean-Luc Ledys, director of Silicon Technologies at Gemplus. “Gemplus is committed to improving the potential of smart cards through the combination of innovative hardware and software, and will push this architecture to become a de facto standard for high-end PKI and non-PKI multi-application cards.”

Philips Semiconductors’ 32-bit HiPerSmart is manufactured on 0.18 um CMOS and will be available at the end of 2002. Its introduction will complement the company’s existing portfolio of chip solutions for smart cards, which include contactless hardwired, high security 8-bit and 16-bit smart card controller ICs and dual interface smart card controller solutions.

About Philips Semiconductors

Philips Semiconductors, a top ten semiconductor supplier with revenues of US $4.4 billion in 2001, is a world leader in silicon systems and standard products for consumer, communications, automotive and computing products. The organization designs, develops and manufactures silicon solutions based on its innovative Nexperia(TM) architectures to create living technology for its customers creating products, service providers using the products, and consumers enjoying the resulting products and services. For more information: www.semiconductors.philips.com.

About Gemplus

Gemplus helps its clients offer an exceptional range of portable, personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people’s lives. These include mobile Internet access, inter-operable banking facilities, e-commerce and a wealth of other applications. Gemplus is the only completely dedicated, truly global player in the Smart Card industry, with the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an outstanding track record of technological innovation. Gemplus trades its shares on Euronext Paris S.A. First Market and on the Nasdaq Stock Market(TM) as GEMP in the form of ADSs. Its revenue in 2000 was 1.205 Billion Euros. It employs 6800 people in 37 countries throughout the world.

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FAPS Hires Stebbins

First American Payment Systems, L.P., one of the fastest growing merchant credit card processing acquirers in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Ellen Stebbins has joined the company as Vice President.

With more than 20 years experience in marketing and administrative operations, Stebbins will actively pursue a strategy of ATM acquisitions for First American.

Stebbins comes from Core Data Resources, one of the top five non-bank ATM processors in the U.S., where she was the Director of Marketing. She previously worked for Affiliated Computer Services in Dallas where she held the position of Business Development Manager and was later promoted to Director of Business Development. Stebbins has also held several managerial positions for Lynk Systems of Atlanta. Stebbins is on the Board of Directors at the ATM Industry Association, an alliance dedicated to the global advancement of ATMs. In addition, she is a member of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, a 23-year old organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic payment systems and commerce.

Neil Randel, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “First American’s strategic plan is growth through acquisitions of existing ATM portfolios nationally, as well as the full service placement of ATMs in venues that can support one. Ellen joining First American is the first step in us accomplishing those goals.”

“Ellen brings a great wealth of ATM industry knowledge and experience to First American. Her background in both sales and operations is invaluable. I believe she will be a fundamental key to the success of our ATM initiatives,” said Colleen Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Stebbins said, “After listening to Neil talk about First American’s visions and values, I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. I am very excited about the opportunity to assist in First American’s growth through ATM acquisitions.”

About First American

First American Payment Systems, L.P. provides full-service electronic credit card authorization and payment systems to retail, restaurant, mail order, telephone order, Internet and home-based merchants throughout the U.S. First American’s divisions include national ATM deployment, Secur-Chex(TM) check guarantee, FirstPay.Net(TM) e-commerce payment gateway, and Merimac Capital point-of-sale equipment and ATM leasing. The company also offers electronic gift certificates and electronic check conversion. First American provides services for more than 25,000 merchants and operates 280 ATMs nationally. For more information, visit [www.first-american.net][1].

[1]: http://www.first-american.net

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Reader Connectivity

SCM Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, announced the industry’s first smart card reader packaged with both USB and serial removable cables. SCM’s SCR531 provides a convenient and flexible solution for PC OEMs and other customers who wish to deploy high volumes of readers to end-users whose computer configurations are not known. With a choice of interface cables provided, the SCR531 reader makes it easy for users to successfully connect their readers to begin experiencing the higher protection that smart card-based security systems provide.

The high-end SCR531 is the latest in SCM’s family of SCRx31 smart card readers based on the company’s STC II single chip. Equipped with on-board flash, the new device is fully upgradeable to support forthcoming firmware and application enhancements to help future-proof the reader. SCM’s technology provides companies with secure authentication for multiple applications, such as e-commerce, online payment transactions and network access.

“SCM has designed the SCR531 to offer our customers the most versatile smart card reader in the industry,” said Mladen Filipan, executive vice president of SCM’s PC Security division. “This innovative device can help reduce the technical issues and associated costs of deploying smart card readers for PC OEMs, banks and corporate enterprises. The SCR531 is a user-friendly, secure solution with unsurpassed flexibility and support for future smart card applications.”

The SCM SCR531 readers will be available in the first quarter of 2002. The company’s entire family of SCRx31 smart card readers, including the SCR531, have been designed to comply with Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) Level 1 standards and with Microsoft WHQL* certification for all Windows operating systems, including XP. For more information on SCM’s line of smart card readers, please visit [http://www.scmmicro.com][1].

* Windows Hardware Quality Labs

About SCM Microsystems

SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. SCM’s advanced silicon hardware and software solutions enable secure exchange of electronic information for digital applications from e-commerce to broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points to platforms such as PCs, digital cameras and digital television set-top boxes. Known as a premier supplier to OEM companies around the world, SCM also serves the retail market through its Dazzle(tm) product brand. Global headquarters are in Fremont, California, with European headquarters in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems Web site at [http://www.scmmicro.com][2].

[1]: http://www.scmmicro.com/
[2]: http://www.scmmicro.com/

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RiTA 1.2

Return On Investment Corporation announced that GO Software, Inc., an ROI subsidiary and a leading provider of payment processing software in North America, is releasing today RiTA 1.2, the latest version of their RiTA? software product which is a Java-baseda, rapid transaction processing interface engine for processing electronic Internet, mail order/telephone order and Point-of-Sale payments.

Product enhancements include:

· Verified by Visa-enabled; the anti-fraud protection service provided for merchants accepting Visa for Internet purchases.

· First Data Nashville and Paymentech Tampa credit card certifications via leased line connectivity.

· NOVA terminal capture and ECHO host capture support via SSL over the Internet.

· Multi-merchant support for Virtual Purchase Connection’s web-based payment solution for business buyers on the Internet.

· IBM iSeries added to the current list of operating systems: Windows, Unix and Linux platforms.

· E-commerce goods indicator, recurring billing, installment payments, and restaurant certifications through Vital.

“RiTA has been on the market less than two years and continues to gain recognition as a preferred payment processing engine due to its speed, flexibility and support for increased transaction volume for businesses of all sizes,” said Tony Abruzzio, Vice President and General Manager of GO Software. “RiTA is also considered a sensible cost-effective alternative to gateway solutions. By listening to our customer’s needs and monitoring the technology trends in the marketplace, we continually increase the flexibility power and functionality of the product for our customers; for instance, adding necessary processor certifications, enhancing connectivity methods and supporting all major operating systems.”

Designed to enable a variety of hosting and merchant capabilities, RiTA Server is a highly scalable, multi-platform application that supports high-volume, multi-threaded transaction processing. RiTA provides host capture, leased line and TCP/IP connectivity directly to processing companies.

About Return On Investment Corporation ([www.roicorporation.com][1])

More than 50,000 businesses use ROI software to process payments on virtually any computer and to connect IBM midrange systems to the rest of the world. In the United States, in terms of the number of payment processing software licenses, GO Software (an ROI subsidiary) is the number one company in the IBM midrange market and is second behind First Data Corp. in all computing markets. Campana Data (an ROI subsidiary) markets consulting and transaction processing services. Net400 (an ROI subsidiary) provides software for IBM midrange computers that facilitates e-mail and e-commerce communications, system and device connectivity, web enablement of business applications, and business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.

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

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7-Eleven REPS

Convenience store king, 7-Eleven, has launched its new check authorization system featuring LML’s ‘REPS’ proprietary retail electronic processing system transaction software. The ‘REPS’ software is being deployed on approximately 5,000 newly activated NCR integrated cash registers located in approximately 2,400 7-Eleven stores. Each NCR integrated cash register will communicate with LML’s processing center in Scottsdale, Arizona via a private wide area network, reducing current transaction time to 3 seconds. Utilizing a national negative database and a newly designed 7-Eleven-specific positive database, the fully functional ‘REPS’ authorization option will allow 7-Eleven management to view and adjust authorization parameters and risk criteria on a chain basis, division basis, store basis or individual cash register basis, in real-time. The ‘REPS’ authorization system was piloted in 7-Eleven stores located in Texas, California and Florida over the last three months.

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is800 ATM

Tidel Technologies, Inc. announced that it will unveil the is800, its newest ATM model in its popular Ignition Series, and it will demonstrate PayPort, the new automated check-cashing system from CashWorks, at the ATM Industry Association’s ATMIA 2002 Conference starting today, February 19, 2002, in Hollywood, Florida and running through Thursday, February 21, 2002.

The Ignition Series model is800, which debuts today, is the company’s lowest-priced ATM product to date and is designed specifically for low transaction volume retail locations. The model has many of the same versatile features and available upgrades as its more robust companion model, the is2000, but in a smaller 800-note, single-dispenser configuration.

Michael F. Hudson, Executive Vice President of Tidel, stated, “Tidel continues to set the standard of affordability in the ATM industry without compromising quality and performance. The is800 model answers the market need for an ATM that can be supported with very low-transaction volumes, while still delivering traditional Tidel value and reliability.”

The PayPort check-cashing system from CashWorks, Tidel’s newest strategic partner, will also be on display at the Conference, with CashWorks representatives in attendance to provide live demonstrations. The partnership, announced last month, has delivered an automated check-cashing system that is unique, cost-effective and simple to own and operate.

Ken Rees, President of CashWorks, said “We have successfully cashed more than $500,000 of checks at six Tidel beta sites during the first month of the pilot without any technical problems whatsoever. We are now conducting the pilot test on both Tidel Chameleon and Ignition Series ATM models, and expect to expand the number of Ignition Series sites this week. With such success to date, we are confident of our ability to begin a large-scale production roll-out starting next quarter.”

Tidel will also be showcasing its new online store for electronic parts ordering and tracking. This secure e-commerce module is available for all Tidel customers to streamline and speed parts ordering and delivery. In addition, customers will have real-time access to account balance and payment information.

Mark K. Levenick, Interim CEO of Tidel, said, “Tidel is continuing to change to meet the demands of the marketplace. We have come through a difficult year and believe that we are making the changes necessary to build a great future for the company. In addition to our new partnership with CashWorks, we are currently working on a new product line that is expected to debut later this year. This new line is designed for mass retailers and combines elements of our market-leading cash controller technology with our ATM technology.”

Tidel, a sponsor of the 2002 ATMIA Conference, will be showcasing its products and services at Booth 310.

Tidel Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of automated teller machines and cash security equipment designed for specialty retail marketers. To date, Tidel has sold more than 35,000 retail ATMs and 115,000 retail cash controllers in the U.S. and 36 other countries. More information about the company and its products may be found on the Internet at [www.tidel.com][1].

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

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SafeXcel-810 Chip

SafeNet, a leading provider of Internet security technology that is the de facto standard in the VPN industry, announced the availability of the SafeXcel-810 chip for secure smart card readers. The SafeXcel-810 chip is an integrated circuit, which was originally developed by Securealink BV, designed for stand-alone smart card readers and keyboards with built-in readers. With solid and proven security technology within the chip, the SafeXcel-810 is already poised for success with its first major customer. NMB Technologies, the world’s leading keyboard manufacturer, has selected SafeXcel for financial and e-commerce transactions.

The SafeXcel-810 chip performs all encryption functions necessary to make a secure smart card reader. Combining secure PIN entry, an LCD interface, and authenticated download of applets in a smart card reader, the SafeXcel-810 chip is suitable for a variety of applications including e-commerce transactions, home banking, and identity verification. NMB will be deploying the SafeXcel-810 chip in its secure keyboard readers and offering the combination to major OEM computer manufacturers for these types of applications.

The SafeXcel-810 chip also includes key features necessary to produce USB smart tokens. Designed to interface with USB ports found on laptops, keyboards, and monitors, USB tokens have the same functionality as smart cards in a smaller form factor. The SafeXcel-810 chip provides an 8051 processor, memory, cryptographic engines and on-chip Flash memory for tokens.

“The SafeXcel-810 chip combines unique technology and top-notch security expertise. We chose this chip to offer to major OEM customers because we believe it to be far superior to other offerings on the market,” said Myron Jones, Executive Vice President for NMB Technologies. “SafeNet’s reputation and name are synonymous with high quality and advanced technology. We have great confidence that our combined technologies will offer the e-commerce industry a solid solution for conducting secure keyboard transactions.”

The SafeXcel-810 is easily customizable for OEM customers who have particular requirements. With 48 Kbytes of Flash memory, devices can be configured with specific needs of the customer in mind. The Flash memory within the SafeXcel-810 also makes it easy for customers to upgrade through Internet downloads. The SafeXcel-810 chip allows for a secure area ROM where customers can permanently apply custom configurations to their reader at the time of manufacturing. And with SafeNet’s Keysmart(TM) technology, downloading applications can be done securely and easily.

“The SafeXcel-810 answers the growing need for securing critical applications like e-commerce transactions, secure logons or even medical records access. Organizations and consumers alike, will gain more confidence in secure communications over the Internet with products like the SafeXcel-810 chip,” said Henk Pruim, President for SafeNet BV in the Netherlands. “Our relationship with NMB is the first step for assuring these markets that the Internet can be a safe place with the right encryption technology. The SafeXcel-810 chip is another vehicle to further distribute our SecureIP Technology(TM).”

About SafeXcel-810 Chip

Part of the Transaction Device Series in SafeXcel silicon chips, the SafeXcel-810 is designed for stand alone smart card readers and keyboards with built-in smart card readers. The SafeXcel-810 contains interfaces on the chip, thereby alleviating external components. The SafeXcel-810 smart card reader IC contains a 24 MHz 8051 compatible processor and three cryptographic accelerators. The SafeXcel-810 can perform all encryption functions necessary to make a smart card reader secure. A variety of interfaces make the SafeXcel-810 suitable for many applications. Interfaces for USB1.1, RS232, a keyboard, an LCD, two smart cards and a serial EEPROM are provided.

Features:

– Secure PIN Entry: provides users with additional protection assuring that their PIN number is encrypted before passing through the PC, an inherently insecure place for PIN numbers in the clear.

– Secure Logon/Authorization: A simple yet critical feature that gives the user two-factor authentication for that added level of security–something the user has, and something the user knows. The SafeXcel-810 is attractively priced for these types of applications.

– Ability to run downloaded applications called Smartlets.

– Combined with unique SafeNet Keysmart(TM) Technology: supports the verification of Smartlets in order to guarantee secure access to smart card secured data. Applications:

– E-commerce transactions

– Secure PIN entry

– Home banking

– Secured access to medical records

– Secure logon

– Identity verification

– Secure PC applications

– Hash code verification

Cryptographic Engines:

– Modular exponentiation accelerator

– 512, 1024, 2048 bits

– 100 ms for a 1024 bits verify

– 3DES Accelerator – 120 Kbps

– SHA-1 Accelerator – 100 Kbps

– True Random Number Generator – 75 Kbps

Software Support

A developer toolkit is available to assist with the system integration process.

The SafeXcel-810 chip is available now for $10 per chip in quantities of 10,000.

About SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of Internet security utilizing its SecureIP Technology(TM), has set the industry standard for virtual private network (VPN) technology and secure business communications. The company brings more than 18 years of experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious financial institutions and government organizations around the world. SafeNet’s proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry standard for VPNs, establishing the company as the provider of choice for leading Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. Customers include Texas Instruments, Samsung, Centillium Communications, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Nokia, and 3Com. With SafeNet securing the infrastructure of today’s e-business communications, the company is opening new markets for interoperable, secure, and deployable VPN communications. For more information, visit

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PayPal IPO

PayPal produced the biggest first-day gain for a new offering this year as shares hit $22 on Friday. The payments-via-email provider, left more than $37 million on the table after pricing its shares at $13. Nevertheless the firm gathered $70 million in its IPO that may be needed to cover its legal issues with state banking regulators and competitors. PayPal’s stock opened at $15.41 a share and hit a high of $22.44 on volume of 9 million shares. PayPal’s IPO was delayed after DE-based CertCo filed a patent infringement lawsuit Feb. 4th. CertCo investors include Deutsche AG and Bank One. State banking regulators in New York and Louisiana claim the company is providing unlicensed banking services. PayPal launched its payments-via-email service three years ago and has lost nearly $300 million to-date. The company has 12.8 million clients. The PayPal service is widely used among buyers and sellers of online auction services such as eBay. PayPal members send more than $10 million per day in approximately 200,000 daily transactions. PayPal’s stock opened lower this morning at $19.29 per share. (CF Library 10/2/01; 11/16/01; 2/6/02; 2/8/02; 2/15/02)

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Buffalo ISO Picks NYCE

NYCE Corporation, one of the leading electronic payments companies in the United States, announced that National Bank Equipment Corporation, a Buffalo, New York-based independent sales organization, has chosen NYCE as the processor for its ATM deployment program.

Under the agreement, NYCE will provide terminal driving and automated monitoring support for the company’s automated teller machines beginning February 27, 2002.

“With an aggressive deployment strategy ahead of us, we feel confident that NYCE has the expertise to support our growth,” Tom Kielich, president of National Business Equipment, said. “NYCE understands the unique needs of ISOs and is responsive to those needs, which will help us remain a strong player in today’s competitive ATM deployment environment.”

Once on the NYCE EFT Processing Platform, National Bank Equipment will rely on NYCE for terminal driving and gateway access to multiple networks. NYCE will provide fully-automated terminal monitoring and dispatch, around-the-clock support and unsurpassed processing reliability.

“National Bank Equipment’s decision is a vote of confidence for NYCE,” says Matt Garabedian, director of EFT processing sales at NYCE. “Over the past months, NYCE has been adding a substantial business base of ISOs to our EFT platform, which has given us the opportunity to demonstrate our specialized capabilities to this dynamic market segment.”

About National Bank Equipment

National Bank Equipment, based in Buffalo, New York, is a pioneer of the ATM industry. In addition to being a national distributor of ATMs for multiple manufacturers, the company also offers full service technical support provided by ATM technicians and programmers that have over 35 years in point of banking experience. National Bank Equipment’s collective experience includes an extensive background in data processing, transaction authorizations, point of banking, marketing, and ATM software implementation.

About NYCE

NYCE Corporation is one of the leading electronic payments companies in the United States, providing financial institutions and retailers with shared network services for automated teller machines (ATMs), on-line debit point-of-sale (POS) and emerging real-time payment solutions. In addition to innovative product development, the company also provides processing services that support ATM management and monitoring services, debit card issuance and authorization solutions. NYCE’s strategic alliance with First Data Corporation (FDC) is a unique model for the industry that combines the strengths of both organizations through product development, service delivery and complementary national/international reach. Comprising 2,200 financial institutions and retail ATM Participants, the NYCE Network processes approximately 100 million transactions per month. NYCE Corporation is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and can be found online at [www.nyce.net][1].

[1]: http://www.nyce.net/

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Solar Meters

SchlumbergerSema has deployed solar-powered ‘Pay and Display’ multi-space parking meters in Chicago. The ‘DGLine’ solar-powered multi-space parking terminals were installed in the Taylor Street section of Chicago in late January. The terminals enable the motorist to pay for parking at a centralized parking terminal, receive a receipt, and display the receipt on their dashboard for the allotted amount of time. The City of Chicago says it selected the terminals because of the centralized management system. SchlumbergerSema’s parking solutions control more than two million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries. The company currently has an installed base of 2,800 units controlling over 100,000 spaces in cities across the US and Canada.

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