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ROAM Data Adopts New Visa Mobile Payment Security Best Practices

In Equipment Updates on May 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

Vision Payments Solutions most diversified mobile platform ROAM Data, the leading mCommerce platform provider that extends both physical POS and eCommerce to the mobile environment, today announced that it is following the best practices and minimum standards for encryption guidelines for mobile payments released by Visa last month. After careful review, the company said its solutions meet or exceed all Visa guidelines for mobile payment acceptance solution vendors, from encrypting cardholder data at the time of swipe through authorization to encryption of key management processes.

Today there are multiple mobile card acceptance providers that are not compliant with either PCI security standards or best practices, leaving significant holes in their systems for card fraud. According to Visa, building security into the DNA of mobile acceptance solutions is necessary to help grow the channel and encourage innovation. Commenting on this, CEO and Founder of ROAM Data, Will Graylin, said, “From day one, we designed our solutions with security as a top priority. We are happy to announce that we meet all guidelines Visa put out for protecting mobile payments, and we will continue to meet or exceed industry guidelines to protect our customers and partners.”

ROAM Data offers ROAMpay as its turnkey mobile card acceptance solution that runs on hundreds of phones and is also compatible with the ROAMpay Swipe device, which is the world’s first encrypted mag stripe card reader that plugs into a phone’s audio jack. Mr. Graylin, who pioneered mobile phone POS as founder of WAY Systems (now part of Verifone), has now brought to market a more ubiquitous, lower cost and highly secure solution that works across the vast majority of smart phones, tablets and PCs. ROAM has leveraged its own patented technology, and has licensed exclusively and non-exclusively three other pieces of technology to enable its secure mobile card acceptance solutions.

ROAM partners with payment providers, integrators and app developers — who are incorporating mobile commerce into their offerings to merchant account providers — to distribute its solutions. ROAM won the 2010 Technology Innovation Award sponsored by the Electronic Transaction Association and is the leader in providing a scalable mCommerce platform that extends both POS and eCommerce to the mobile environment.


Square vs. VeriFone: Mobile Payments ‘Square’ Off In Security Showdown

In Equipment Updates, PCI Compliance & Data Security on March 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

by Jonathan Ramaci

What a day at the ole’ payments corral in the “square off” initiated by VeriFone’s CEO, Mr. Doug Bergeron.

While people in our industry can be and should be very passionate about payments and security, there is a line where the message gets lost and all that’s seen is something other than reason. I must admit that I was waiting to see an effigy of Mr. Dorsey being burnt at the conclusion of the now-infamous video or the camera being toppled by a flying drop kick.

Emotions aside, let’s get to the real issues. The claim levied against Square is that it is not secure and a skimming device which needs to be immediately recalled. Can Square do things in a more secure, PCI Compliant manner? I do believe so. Does VeriFone live up to the standard of clean hands when it comes to security and do they see Square as a threat to their business model? I believe the answer is “yes”.

The root of the security problems that both organizations are either contending with or claim to have solved really revolve around the antiquated magnetic stripe credit card itself. Let’s face it , this form factor has changed little in the past thirty or so years and we probably won’t see any changes to this form factor because of the millions of magnetic stripe point of sale systems which are in market and will be for some time to come. There is a lot of talk about payments moving to the phone tomorrow using the NFC protocol. There are a few large problems with this thinking – there are not the 13 million+ NFC equipped terminals in the marketplace to take these transactions and security should be a major concern.  There is no incentive for the consumer to to “tap” versus “swipe”. There is little incentive for merchants to pay to upgrade to NFC equipped terminals in order to take “card not present” payments via the phone which will end up costing merchants a higher transaction fee. This may happen, with many of the hurdles overcome, in the years ahead but that time vacuum also allows for yet-to-be-released technologies to challenge or surpass NFC.

What really needs to occur is to make the magnetic stripe card itself more secure. Anyone can freely buy a magnetic stripe reader online for $99, plug it in to a usb port and use TextEdit or Word to read the track data on a magnetic stripe. The introduction of Square into the market has not caused this; it’s been there for years.

True security means tying the individual to the payment method (card) itself. In an unabashed plug, I invite readers to look at the iCache solution ( Our digital wallet, built to exceed CAST and PCI standards generates a card that is tied to the user, thereby assuring that the card that is presented for use (online and offline) is owned by that individual and that individual only. This occurs for brick and mortar and online transactions. The iCache solution also incorporates many other value added features to include issuance of dynamic CVV numbers. The iCache solution can be used anywhere in the world, without POS modification, delivering value to issuers, merchants and consumers – today.

Now that we are back from the iCache commercial, let’s analyze the real issues with Square and VeriFone.

To understand Square is to realize that Square is more about the easy on-boarding of merchants and the processing of transactions than it is about the card reader itself. The Square “dongle” is a conduit to something much bigger which is the empowerment of every consumer to become a merchant without laying out a lot of money for expensive hardware, excessive processing fees and being locked into multi year contracts with hefty termination costs. Innovation and empowerment is a wonderful thing yet it does challenge established players. With every evolution there is the possibility of a counter-revolution when another’s bottom line is threatened.

In all fairness, I do believe that Square can do more in the area of security and PCI compliance and I am hopefully sure that they will. There was not a great deal of information that I could find on the Square website which gave me complete confidence that  all of the components of the PCI DSS standards were being followed. This could be intentional as the average consumer does not probably care to read all of the technical nuances of these standards.  If the true debate is about security, it might be fair for each organization to release a table of all of the payment standards for all of their products and state their compliance for each. I do believe that today’s event is not so much about security as it is about revenue lines and the simple fact that a less expensive, easier to implement solution is gaining a foothold in the payment acceptance space and payment acceptance hardware market.

If we look at some of the VeriFone devices, as advertised on the Company’s website, the Side Swipe product line (which connects to a mobile phone for payment processing) does not appear to fully conform to PCI DSS standards for the same or similar reasons Mr. Bergeron calls for the removal of Square from the marketplace. The VeriFone Side Swipe works  “with the simple swipe of a card, data is stored directly on application software resident in the smartphone”. I am further confused by Mr. Bergeron’s statement about Square that “the issue is not whether Square’s application security is sound”, yet a case was vehemently made that Square be emasculated for security reasons.

I do believe that more truth was revealed in the comments that “….what matters is they [Square] are freely distributing….” and that the “problem is growing hourly”. What could the true problem be?

The Square hardware costs $0 while, from my research, VeriFone’s PAYware Mobile hardware sells for roughly $139+. The issue appears to further extend into the area of other fees (source: Square’s “card present” processing fee is 2.75%. Square’s termination fee is $0. To sign up for a PAYware mobile for 24 months, there is a “Boarding Fee” of $49, a “Monthly Service Fee” of $11, a “Per Transaction Fee” of $0.11 and an “Early Termination Fee” of $199. This fee structure is highly reminiscent of my landline phone bill from 10 years ago!

It is also a bit concerning that at the conclusion of the educational website established by VeriFone to inform us about Square and educate consumers about payment security that in the bottom right is a nice big button where one can sign up for PAYware – not to mention the irony of a Twitter button in the upper left!

At the end of the day, evolution is healthy, innovation has brought us out of the dark ages and competition forces us all to do things better. In competing, let’s compete hard while remembering the high road. In our industry, let’s do our best to make sure that the payment system is secure and available for all who desire to transact. The movement of value across all modes of secure rails is of paramount importance to our free market system, our economy and all those in it.

Pitfalls of manual card entry

In Equipment Updates on December 2, 2010 at 11:32 am

Writing a card number down or dialing-in an authorization is becoming a thing of the past. Cardholders are unwilling to give credit card information over the phone. Manually recording customer data is time consuming, it can lead to lost sales, manual entry errors, chargebacks and delayed funding.  Processing credit cards manually can be costly!

Remind your merchants, when they manually record a customer’s credit card number the sale is not final. It can take days to process or the customer can simply deny the transaction. VeriFone’s way5000 provides swiped transactions including PIN debit performed at the point-of-service. way5000 is an affordable pocket-sized, fully mobile payment solution. To learn more about way5000 visit

Vision Payment Solutions  provides merchant accounts, supports all major credit and debit cards, e-check and ACH transactions, electronic benefits transfer, recurring bill payments, and gift and stored-value cards. As a proven leader in payment technologies, we offer advanced virtual terminal and payment gateway solutions that are fully supported by our in-house teams.

VeriFone Announces New Corporate Name

In Equipment Updates on May 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced it has formally changed its corporate name to VeriFone Systems, Inc.

SAN JOSE, CA – May 18, 2010 – VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced it has formally changed its corporate name to VeriFone Systems, Inc. Henceforth all corporate information will be issued in the name of VeriFone Systems, Inc. The name change does not otherwise affect the company’s outstanding stock certificates, and the company’s common shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol “PAY”.

“VeriFone Systems more appropriately reflects the business identity we have established as the global leader in delivering electronic payment systems solutions to the marketplace,” said VeriFone CEO Douglas G. Bergeron. “We continue to proudly serve our customers operating under the VeriFone banner.”

The company’s core business entity will continue to operate as VeriFone, Inc.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for VeriFone Systems, Inc.
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements related to VeriFone Systems, Inc. within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on VeriFone management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of VeriFone Systems, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include: the general acceptance of the new VeriFone Systems, Inc. corporate name, customers’ acceptance and adoption of new product and service offerings, our ability to protect against fraud, the status of our relationship with and condition of third parties upon whom we rely in the conduct of our business, our dependence on a limited number of customers, uncertainties related to the conduct of our business internationally, our dependence on a limited number of key employees, short product cycles, rapidly changing technologies and maintaining competitive leadership position with respect to our payment solution offerings. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriFone is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (
VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.


Hypercom Introduces L5000 Product Family for Multilane Merchants Globally

In Equipment Updates on May 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Interactive Multimedia, Cordless Bluetooth, Barcode Scanning, Linux Operating System and Top Security Deliver Revolutionary Multi-Purpose Capabilities and Flexibility

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 10, 2010Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today introduced the L5000, a revolutionary new product family of customer-facing, multipurpose, multimedia payment terminals featuring the broadest range of functional and communication capabilities for the widest spectrum of multilane retailers.

Hypercom L5000 family represents the industry’s most comprehensive line of high performance, multilane terminals that will connect to any point-of-sale register system with any communications protocol including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®.

The new product lineup enables multiple in-store use beyond the traditional checkout line, including in-aisle product locating, barcode price checking, health insurance card processing at the pharmacy, gift card loading and wedding registry processing at kiosks.

Unlike competitors’ products, the L5000 features an integrated ADA compliant keyboard, a side lit keypad, braille characters and a headphone jack to assist the visually disabled. It also features a full VGA color display and hardened glass capacitive touch screen providing the industry’s brightest and most legible interface for interactive multimedia advertising.

Unlike competitive products, the L5000 features modular communications interfaces (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, contactless, Power over Ethernet) that enable retailers to change their connectivity options as their needs change. To maximize flexibility and minimize upfront costs, the L5000 also features a modular contactless reader for easy in-field upgrading to contactless card and NFC technology.

Also unlike competitors’ products, the L5000 product family includes a cradled, cordless Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® hand-over device that lets clerks at jewelry, cosmetic and other high value counters bring the payment device to the customer, thus enabling the employee to stay with the customer throughout the sales process, and do so without unsightly cables.

Hypercom’s new multilane product line is powered by a 400 MHz processor and advanced Linux operating system to deliver unrivaled in-store multimedia capabilities and speed.

The L5000 represents the most secure multilane product family ever introduced. It is designed to meet PCI PTS 2.x security compliance and features the payment industry’s widest array of high security data encryption technology. Unlike competitor products, Hypercom’s full X509 PKI (public key infrastructure) HyperSafe® security layer is also embedded in every model to protect the terminal and applications from hacking and malware attacks. The L5000 product line incorporates Hypercom’s HyperSafe® Remote Key System (HRKS) for quick and secure on-site, in-store payment terminal key injection at the point-of-sale.

  • L5300 – the sleekest workhorse for the high-end checkout line with full VGA color 5.7” large screen, brilliantly crisp interactive multimedia display and signature capture, integrated keypad with side lighting, audio speaker and audio port, advanced modular communications and optional Contactless and EMV smart card readers.
  • L5200 – elegant, rugged entry level workhorse for merchants seeking a smaller signature capture terminal with full VGA color 4.3” screen for in-lane interactive marketing.
  • L5350 – the sleek cordless version of the L5300, specifically designed for jewelry, cosmetic and other high-end counters.
  • L5400 – the high end in-aisle wall mounted or countertop seated version with full VGA color 5.7” interactive touch screen multimedia display and barcode scanner for price checks, product locating, product pre-ordering and account balance checking. The L5400 can also be configured for signature capture applications in which an integrated keypad is not required.

“The L5000 is a revolutionary technological advance that gives retailers in all tiers the ability to use these products for far more than just payments. Competitors talk of evolution and that’s fine for them. But for all multilane retailers in North America and throughout the world, the L5000 allows them for the first time to match the specific needs of each department with a value-added product in the L5000 family, all while knowing that the industry’s strongest security is at work in every device,” said Lloyd Baylard, Vice President, Multilane Products, Hypercom Corporation.

The L5300 and L5400 will be the available this summer. The L5350 and L5200 will be available early next year. For a hands-on demonstration, visit Hypercom booth #6332 at FMI 2010.

About Hypercom (
Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.


VERIFONE VX Evolution Announced

In Equipment Updates on May 7, 2010 at 2:09 am

VX Evolution products were unveiled at last month’s ETA conference in Las Vegas. In case you missed ETA or to learn more about the new VX Evolution products and download collateral, visit the new VX Evolution website.

The new VX 520 countertop powerhouse can withstand repeated use. And the wireless VX 680 with brilliant color is free to move around securely – perfect for any merchant on the go. The VX 820, VeriFone’s latest all-inclusive PINpad works hard in any light. The dynamic duo, VX 820 DUET PINpad and base is friendly to both, the merchant and customer.

VX Evolution is hardware and software synchronized on one proven platform to deliver Full Spectrum Security, Extended Life Design and Next Level Performance.


Hypercom Introduces Secure Payment Solutions For iPhone

In Equipment Updates on April 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

SmartPayments Mobile Encrypted Card Reader, Barcode Scanning, Signature Capture and Payment App Bring New Capabilities to Apples Popular Smartphone

LAS VEGAS, ETA Annual Meeting & Exposition, April 13, 2010: Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today unveiled the first two members of a product family that enable smartphones to accept card payments. The two elegant, state-of-the-art SmartPayments Mobile payment solutions are for merchants with Apple® iPhones® who demand simple, flexible and secure card present processing capabilities on the popular smartphone platform.

Hypercom’s payment solutions for the iPhone extend the use of electronic payments beyond in-store retail to home merchants, door-to-door delivery and repair services, event vendors and an array of other merchants with business-critical features not provided by recently-announced competitive units. Unlike competitor products, SmartPayments Mobile is also designed for upscale retailers who want to stay close with high-value customers on the retail floor and expedite their purchases. SmartPayments Mobile will begin shipping in the second quarter and is available for preorder now at

Unlike recently announced competitor units, SmartPayments Mobile products feature a durable slider case with an encrypted, PCI, PA-DSS certified high security card reader that fully protects the iPhone from scratches and other damage that results from using less protective products, and lets merchants avoid the high cost of “card not present” transaction fees in application-only solutions.

Also unlike competitive products, SmartPayments MobilePlus adds a barcode scanner for instantaneous pricing, inventory control, auto population and validation of drivers’ licenses or other forms of barcoded information as required for on-the-go merchants selling products and services. The addition of barcode scanning opens the door to an array of payment-enabled business applications and vertical market solutions available on the iPhone platform.

For merchants not requiring barcode scanning, the SmartPayments MobilePro features the same iPhone-protective card reader and signature capture for simple, fast and secure card processing. Additional standard features on both models include Hypercom’s end-to-end payment data protection, a built-in rechargeable battery that significantly increases usage time by not relying solely on the iPhone battery, dual battery recharging capabilities with a single cable, itemized emailed receipts, and an opening for the iPhone camera lens.

“We are bringing to market a stylishly simple and highly secure fully functional end-to-end payment solution for savvy iPhone users who want to save time and money,” said Philippe Tartavull, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hypercom Corporation. “By adding additional battery capacity, barcode reading and iPhone camera accessibility, we are significantly enhancing the value proposition beyond competitive offerings and delivering a platform that enables a new range of payment related business applications.”

Hypercom’s iPhone payment solution will be available though existing bank acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) as well as direct from Hypercom. Customers who sign up directly with Hypercom without existing merchant accounts will be directed to a variety of payment processor options.

Transactions initiated by SmartPayments Mobile will be managed through Hypercom’s SmartPayments Server and routed to one of many credit card processors for near instantaneous authorization and settlement.

Both SmartPayments Mobile card readers fully encrypt all magnetic stripe card information immediately at card swipe, thus eliminating the potential of compromise either on the iPhone or when information is transmitted over WiFi or cellular wireless.

Hypercom’s SmartPayments Server gateway processing solutions are deployed by more than 50 ISOs and transaction processors and offer a broad range of card processor and third-party payment certifications. Current merchant account users will be able to set up SmartPayments Mobile with their processor, and those in need of a merchant account will be provided with a variety of processing relationship options.

First product shipments are expected in June 2010.

Additional resources: SmartPayments MobilePlus and SmartPayments MobilePro.

About Hypercom (
Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

VeriFone VX Evolution Takes Payments to the Next Level

In Equipment Updates on April 16, 2010 at 11:51 am

Extends Popular VX Platform with Next-Generation Performance, Full Spectrum Security and Extended Life Design-

LAS VEGAS (ETA 2010, Booth #221) – April 13, 2010 – VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today unveiled VX Evolution, delivering the next generation of its popular VX payment solutions family with market-leading enhancements including integrated contactless and end-to-end encryption.

The VX Evolution series represents a complete line of powerful new payments solutions on one architectural platform that supports varied merchant environments, reflects changing market needs and is designed for extended life. The four new systems announced today are powered by the Verix architecture to ensure backward compatibility and eliminate any need for retraining of sales, support and deployment resources.

“Verix is the most trusted payment architecture in the world, representing more than 8 million devices,” said Paul Rasori, VeriFone senior vice president, marketing. “VX Evolution continues to demonstrate our commitment to protect customer investments in our systems and solutions. We’ve taken the best of the proven VX line and created a complete new family of forward-looking and backward-compatible solutions that meet tomorrow’s challenges while supporting existing applications.”

VeriFone today announced four new VX Evolution systems designed to PCI PED 2.0 specifications, all featuring industry-leading performance with ARM11 advanced processors and large standard memory configurations.

The VX Evolution systems provide VeriShield Protect technology built-in to support end-to-end encryption of card data, feature standard USB ports for maximum flexibility, and optionally include integrated contactless for acceptance of contactless cards, fobs and mobile-phone initiated payments:

  • VX 520 – The countertop workhorse, featuring standard 160MB memory for unprecedented performance and security as well as multiple communications options, including dial, Ethernet, and GPRS quad-band, as well as battery capability for mobile use
  • VX 680 – A leap forward in mobile payment featuring more memory, more power, and large color display touch screen and full range of communications options for WiFi, GPRS, CDMA and Bluetooth connectivity
  • VX 820 – A fully-loaded programmable PIN pad featuring a 3.5” color display and touch screen, with a back-lit keypad that is easier to use and builds upon user-based design for easier interaction and data entry. Connectivity is simplified with a single-port link to USB, Ethernet or serial communications.
  • VX 820 DUET – A stylish, hand-over payment device with integrated PIN pad functionality that consolidates the functions of a modern countertop device and a separate PIN pad into one, easy-to-handle device for both consumer and merchant use.

The intuitive, user-friendly interface and consistent features of the VX platform let customers quickly deploy the latest enhancements with minimal additional end-user training, lower costs to stay current and the least impact on help desks.

Market availability of the VX 520 and VX 680 is scheduled for May, while the VX 820 and VX 820 DUET are scheduled before the end of the calendar year.


Verifone NURIT POS6STD: Application Retirement

In Equipment Updates, Vision Payments Bulletin on April 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm


Effective immediately, Vision Payments will be programming all Verifone NURIT terminals with a minimum application version POS7STD.

Due to new Card Association rules & regulations, VPS cease using the POS6STD application for the Verifone NURIT product line.  Verifone has deemed this application retired and VPS will be discontinuing all terminal builds with this particular application version.

The minimum application version for the Verifone NURIT 2085 & 3020 terminals is POS7STD.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation, VPS prides itself on staying up to date with the Card Associations mandates and follow all rules & regulations with respect to Compliance.

Should you have further questions please contact Sales Support:

Hypercom Payment Software Achieves PCI PA-DSS Security Approval

In Equipment Updates on April 13, 2010 at 11:14 am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–High security electronic transaction solutions provider Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that its high security SPOS32 payment software application, versions 3.0 and 3.1, are PCI PA-DSS validated and immediately available to support the Company’s Optimum countertop and mobile card payment product portfolio.

“SPOS32 is our premier, feature-rich and off-the-shelf payment application for the Optimum product portfolio; it can be widely used by our customers to help bolster their payment security.”

“The most effective security solutions, continual innovation and a singular focus on our customers are at the centerpiece of what we do. Achieving this stringent new security level further protects sensitive cardholder data, fortifies our ability to build market share and is directly in line with our continual and historic tradition of providing rigorous protection to merchants,” said T.K. Cheung, Vice President, Global Quality & Security, Hypercom Corporation. “SPOS32 is our premier, feature-rich and off-the-shelf payment application for the Optimum product portfolio; it can be widely used by our customers to help bolster their payment security.”

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is a global set of security requirements for software vendors who develop payment applications. PA-DSS compliant applications do not store prohibited data such as track data, sensitive authentication data, or PIN data, helping merchants and agents who use them to immediately mitigate compromises and support overall compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

This latest payment industry security milestone follows PCI PTS 2.1 security approval of Hypercom’s Optimum L4150 multilane payment terminals and L4150 Secure Keypad in January, and Hypercom’s receipt of the globally prestigious Sesame Award for its HyperSafe® Remote Key System (HRKS) last November. The Sesame Awards represent an unchallenged seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as the global standard for card manufacturers and related industries.

Hypercom’s popular new Optimum product portfolio includes the T4205, T4210, T4220 and T4230 countertop and M4100, M4230 and M4240 mobile card payment terminals.

For a hands-on demonstration of Hypercom’s popular Optimum products and SPOS32 3.0 and 3.1 payment software, please visit Hypercom’s booth #513 at the Electronic Transaction Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. For addition information, visit: Hypercom Optimum and Hypercom Software.

About Hypercom (

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

Hypercom, Optimum and Design, and HyperSafe are registered trademarks of Hypercom Corporation. All other products or services mentioned in this document are trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners.