Hypercom Corporation, the world’s leading provider of electronic payment systems, and 360Commerce, a leading provider of integrated commerce software, today announced that Hypercom’s secure ICE 6000 touch-screen card payment terminal has been certified to work with 360Commerce Java-based software applications. Effective immediately, service providers and retailers using Java” technology can install Hypercom’s ICE 6000 equipped with JavaPOS signature drivers as part of their end-to-end solution. This combination will give retailers the freedom to choose best-of-breed applications, including 360Commerce’s ExtendYourStore product suite. “Retailers are demanding flexibility and freedom of choice when making purchasing decisions on software and hardware,” said Jerry Rightmer, chief technology officer, 360Commerce. “Enabling 360Commerce’s Point-of-Sale (POS) features on Hypercom’s ICE 6000 terminals further demonstrates our commitment to allowing retailers to take charge of their own destiny by providing them even more options in terms of operating systems, hardware platforms and peripherals.”
“By integrating Java technology with Hypercom terminals we can offer merchants even greater flexibility and more options at the point-of-sale,” said Jairo E. Gonzalez, president, Hypercom Transaction Systems Group. “This step underscores our commitment to develop and bring to market leading-edge payment technologies that enhance the transaction process for everyone involved. We are pleased to team up with 360Commerce in this effort.”
Hypercom’s ICE 6000 is specifically designed to meet the needs of the multi-lane payment terminal and systems market, which generally includes the top 100 US and selected global retailers, including supermarkets, department stores, chain drug stores, mass merchandisers and other retailers. The tamper-resistant terminal interfaces with all major POS systems and peripherals, and supports electronic receipt capture (ERC) as well as secure credit, debit and smart card functions. 360Commerce has been able to provide prospective customers with hands-on demonstrations of their POS signature capture and debit/pin pad features using the Hypercom device.
360Commerce software enables consumers to shop seamlessly across all channels by empowering retailers to connect the store and all other channels with the enterprise in real time. Leading retailers on 360Commerce’s customer list include The Home Depot, Apple, KB Toys, Burlington Coat Factory, Circuit City, Cole National and Meijer. 360Commerce’s ExtendYourStore software suite includes CrossReach”, a cross-channel customer service desk; OnlineOffice, a browser-based back office module; Unleashed”, a wireless mobile point-of-sale application; next generation Point-of-Sale; web and kiosk versions of Gift Registry; and Conductor, a channel manager that connects all channels with the enterprise in real time for a 360-degree view of the customer. For more information, visit www.360Commerce.com.
About Hypercom ([www.hypercom.com])
Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) is the leading global provider of electronic payment solutions that add value at the point-of-sale for consumers, merchants and acquirers, and yield increased profitability for its customers. Hypercom’s products include secure web-enabled transaction terminals that work seamlessly with its networking equipment and software applications for e-commerce, m-commerce, smart cards and traditional payment applications. The company’s widely-accepted ePOS-infocommerce (epic) framework of consumer-activated, EMV-certified , touch-screen ICE (Interactive Consumer Environment) terminals enable acquirers and merchants to decrease costs, increase revenues and improve customer retention. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Hypercom is independently acknowledged as the leading provider of point-of-sale card payment terminals worldwide. Demand for Hypercom’s terminals surpassed one million units last year alone. Hypercom today maintains an installed base of more than 4 million terminals in over 100 countries that conduct over 10 billion transactions annually.