Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TransCard certified for NFC contactless payments

N-Mark Logo for certified devices
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Chattanooga, Tenn., March 20, 2012 -- TransCard is pleased to announce the completion of contactless Near Field Communication (NFC) certification for MasterCard PayPass® contactless payment transactions. Financial institutions and corporate clients working with TransCard will be able to offer contactless payment programs that are either stand-alone or connected to an existing TransCard prepaid card account.

The recent announcements around NFC have validated the product in the minds of merchants and consumers. In June, the Financial Times reported that Google Executive Chairman Eric E. Schmidt believes a third of check-out terminals in retail stores and restaurants will be upgraded to allow wireless “tap and pay” from mobile phones within the next year. Such a development will prepare the ground for what he believes will be a “trillion dollar” industry of mobile advertising and payments.

Craig Fuller, CEO of TransCard, stated, "We are tremendously excited about the momentum in the NFC universe and the growing interest in contactless and mobile payments. We believe an entire eco-system is developing around NFC payments and TransCard is proud to be one of the select group of prepaid processors that is contactless certified."

The pilots TransCard currently has underway will provide further evidence of the various applications NFC prepaid can serve.

MasterCard and PayPass are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

For more information about TransCard, visit www.transcard.com .

Source: Company press release.

CardinalCommerce secures additional mobile tech patents

Mentor, Ohio, March 20, 2012- CardinalCommerce, the world leader in enabling remote commerce (internet, mobile, etc.), today announced that it has secured additional intellectual property protection for its mobile products and services in both Australia and United States. The patent offices have respectively awarded Patent 2006272641 (Australia) and have allowed claims for application 12/986,388 (US) and, as such, the Cardinal platforms, including those that extend existing systems to the mobile channel, are afforded the benefit of further protection under law.

These new patents strengthen Cardinal's overall intellectual property portfolio and enhance its position with regard to mobile transactions. Communicating via text messaging to consumers from databases based on promotions, purchases and information is a key component of mobile commerce. "Our mobile platform includes an easily customized rules engine that enables users to access data, seamlessly linking consumers, merchants and banks together in a WAP, APP or text format.", said Chandra Balasubramanian, Cardinal's Chief Technology Officer. "Our unique technology includes the components, tools and self-service capability to easily extend existing databases to the mobile channel, as well as other distribution channels."

"Cardinal has been very successful not only in securing core patents internationally, but in supporting the effort with complementary patents and applications to ensure a broad and comprehensive portfolio.", said Patrick Roche, a partner with Fay Sharpe LLP, a prominent IP firm.

Mike Keresman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CardinalCommerce commented, "It is gratifying to see the years of planning and hard work come to fruition. We have demonstrated experience with hundreds of mobile Customers, including wallet providers, banks, merchants and financial service providers that have completed hundreds of millions of transactions. Securing the intellectual property to protect our business and, perhaps more importantly, provide potential intellectual property safe haven to our Customers and partners is an important milestone for us. The combination of our intellectual property and established technology capability can essentially 'future proof' our Customer's needs."

Cardinal's patent portfolio now includes 24 issued patents and over 60 applications pending.

About CardinalCommerce

CardinalCommerce has been a pioneer in the remote payments industry since 1999 and is a branded global leader in enabling authenticated payment transactions in the electronic commerce and remote commerce markets.

Cardinal's SaaS software platforms for merchants, banks, processors and transaction supply chain providers create friction-free interoperability among otherwise disparate and incompatible operating systems. Cardinal's platforms enable technology-neutral authentication across a wide range of applications. The Company's proprietary, patented solutions easily facilitate the addition of new technology for remote distribution channels through a single connection. This allows merchants to securely accept payments from the entire financial transaction ecosystem.

The universe of payments spans from traditional credit and debit card brands like MasterCard and Visa, to established and emerging alternative payment brands like PayPal, Green Dot, and Alipay. In accommodating this growing number of payment brands and methods, and these technology and authentication approaches within legacy infrastructure, Cardinal's platforms serve as universal switches, supporting virtually all merchant platforms, wallets, processing systems and authentication methodologies.

CardinalCommerce is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and services a worldwide Customer base from facilities in the United States, Europe and Africa. For more information, visit www.cardinalcommerce.com .

Source: Company press release.

UIEvolution Leads Presentation on The User Experience of Connected-Car Services

Company leads discussions on infotainment delivered to vehicles

Quote startUIEvolution has been a leader in the mobile and telematics industry for many years, and we are looking forward to sharing in the discussions among senior level executives in this industry.Quote end
Kirkland, Wash (PRWEB)
UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, announced today that its CEO and CTO will lead a presentation and speak on a panel with industry telematics experts on March 21, 2012 at Telematics Update’s V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Conference in Novi, MI. UIEvolution will share the company’s thought-leadership and expertise in the connected in-vehicle infotainment industry.
Chris Ruff, UIEvolution’s CEO, will lead a presentation titled “UI and UX Technologies: Critical Components In Realizing the Value of V2I and V2V Tech”. Attendees will learn how user interface and user experience plays a key role in delivering a safer, more connected car experience. Ruff will also address how these technologies, as well as new wireless technologies like Near Field Communication (NFC), will make the car more useful and easier to manage, in addition to being safer.    
John Cary, UIEvolution’s CTO, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Moving The Transportation Industry into the 'Big Data' World”. This panel will discuss how companies outside of the traditional transportation space can provide new revenue sources in the telematics industry.
"UIEvolution has been a leader in the mobile and telematics industry for many years, and we are looking forward to sharing in the discussions among senior level executives in this industry,” said Chris Ruff, CEO of UIEvolution. “We have a long history and deep insight into telematics. We look forward to a lively discussion around the industry’s future, as well as the discussion of market opportunities and challenges faced as technologies evolve and the consumer market becomes more open to the benefits of connected car programs.”
What:     Presentation titled: “UI and UX Technologies: Critical Components In Realizing the
                Value of V2I and V2V Tech”
    Panel titled: “Moving The Transportation Industry into the 'Big Data' World”
Who:     Presented by Chris Ruff, President & CEO; John Cary, CTO of UIEvolution
When:     Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:40am and 3:20pm Eastern
Where:    Telematics Update’s V2X for Auto Safety & Mobility - Hotel Baronette, Novi, MI
About UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications. UIEvolution’s software solution breaks through the complexity of connected services by delivering native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. With offices in the United States and Japan, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Hikari-TV and other Fortune 500 companies.
Visit online: http://www.uievolution.com 

Encore Payment Systems: A new frontier in mobile processing for your Android phone

In a technology driven world of opportunity for up and coming businesses, the demand for unique, flexible payment solutions has become a near necessity for any mobile merchant wanting to take credit and debit card payments from customers anytime, anywhere. In a world of fierce competition, cutting edge and low-cost solutions are every business owners dream. Enter the Clear Advantage Mobile from Encore Payment Systems powered by Android and the Qwikpay App.
Addison, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
In a technology driven world of opportunity for up and coming businesses, the demand for unique, flexible payment solutions has become a near necessity for any mobile merchant wanting to take credit and debit card payments from customers anytime, anywhere. In a world of fierce competition, cutting edge and low-cost solutions are every business owners dream. Enter the Clear Advantage Mobile from Encore Payment Systems powered by Android and the Qwikpay App.
The Bluetooth enabled Clear Advantage Mobile device for Android is more than just a technological status symbol. With its sleek design and harmony with the ultra-secure Qwikpay app, available for free in the Android Market, merchants on the go will never have to turn down a customer or write down a card number again. Simply download the Qwikpay app, link the Bluetooth card reader and begin taking payments anywhere business may lead you.
Unlike many smart phone solutions, the Clear Advantage Mobile boasts full PCI standard security specs and a virtually limitless merchant account to accommodate anything from tips on weekends for growing musicians to full mobile retail sales for convention goers and mobile store fronts. Backed by Encore’s superior customer service and full lineup of business products, new revenues and business growth have never been easier.
The Clear Advantage Mobile powered by the QwikPay application is available for free in the App store and exclusively through Encore Payment Systems and its affiliated companies Momentum Payment Systems and Prodigy Payment Systems.
For further information visit http://encorepaymentsystems.net/gaw/contact.php?p=iphone 
or contact Justin Motz, marketing (at) encoreps (dot) com, (214) 442-1700 x1327
About Encore Payment Systems
Encore Payment Systems was established for the purpose of providing electronic payment processing solutions and other value-added services to small and medium-sized merchants throughout the United States. Encore is a leader in the electronic payment processing field providing credit card, debit card, ATM card, gift card, prepaid card, EBT and check processing services. Encore maintains a sincere dedication to superior customer service and an honest and ethical approach to acquiring new customers. This vision has enabled Encore to become one of the fastest growing companies in the industry excelling in all aspects of merchant services. Encore Payment Systems is located at 3801 Arapaho Road, Addison, Texas 75001. Please follow us on Twitter @EncorePS, like us on Facebook or visit Encore Payment Systems online at http://www.EncorePS.com.
About Clear Advantage
The Clear Advantage line-up, established in 2005, has evolved over the last six years from a single comprehensive merchant solution to a full line-up of multifunctional business solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses throughout the U.S. Its complete system can process a variety of electronic payments, including credit and debit cards, smart cards, gift and loyalty cards, prepaid cards, EBT, and electronic check conversion. The Clear Advantage Mobile is an ideal solution that allows merchants to take payments virtually anywhere they use their cell phone.

Smart Poster Ltd launches new NFC smart stickers

Smart Posters Ltd has launched a new range of smart stickers doubling the company's range of NFC products. The launch took place at the Retail Business Technology Expo at London’s Earls Court. The smart stickers are manufactured by Signbox Ltd and offer exciting new promity marketing opportunities especially to the reatil and leisure sectors.

NFC enabled smart sticers
The new range of NFC Smart Stickers from Smart Poster Ltd- set to dramatically change the face of the proximity marketing landscape.

Egham, Surrey (PRWEB UK) 20 March 2012
Smart Poster Ltd has this week revealed a brand new range of Smart Stickers featuring NFC technology - doubling their NFC product offering following the launch of the Enlighten Smart Poster last year. The revolutionary Smart Sticker range was rolled out at the Retail Business Technology Expo at London’s Earls Court in collaboration with sign manufacturer Signbox - demonstrating new proximity marketing opportunities to the retail and leisure sector.
Smart Stickers are an all-new NFC proximity marketing application that is presenting business with a fresh and intuitive way to engage with smartphone users. Manufactured from durable polyester film, Smart Stickers can be attached to shop windows or doors for an eye-catching ‘call to action’ to engage consumers.
The sticker’s NFC tag can be packed with information, which is retrievable by any NFC-enabled smartphone user with a fast, close proximity ‘tap’ of their handset. Now, businesses- big and small- including restaurants, estate agents and taxi companies are able to send tailored, relevant information to a smartphone handset in seconds. Smart Sticker can be custom printed with any image or graphic to match a business desired engagement experience.
It’s not only during business hours that Smart Stickers can engage consumers-a sticker’s NFC tag can be read by a smartphone through 8mm glass or acrylic-ultimately allowing business to connect with existing or potential customers 24-hours a day. Smartphone users can ‘tap’ their mobile phone to retrieve details of a property at estate agents, download a restaurant’s menu, call a taxi or claim an incentive voucher relating to a window advertisement even when the business is closed.
Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Smart Poster Ltd comments: “NFC Smart Stickers and Smart Posters will certainly lead the way in proximity marketing developments over the coming months. Not least because of the endless communication opportunities the technology presents to businesses, but due to the very nature of the technology, consumers must ‘opt-in’ to engagement, unlike Bluetooth and location-based services-giving consumers more control and combating any privacy concerns.”
Smart Poster Ltd also launched an external IP 67 rated version of their Enlighten Smart Poste r at the Retail Business Technology Expo, which features an edge-to-edge glass face with no visible frame or fixing and a unique locking device for displays that demand security.
About Smart Poster Ltd
Smart Poster Ltd supply a range of proximity marketing product including Enlighten-a revolutionary smart poster that delivers enhanced customer engagement through new NFC (near field communication) proximity marketing, which is changing the way people interact with the brands and marketing messages that surround them.

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