Northeast Supermarket Chain Selects Customer-Facing Payment Solution
(NRF Booth #2523) – Verifone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) today announced that the Hannaford Bros. Co. supermarket chain has selected the new consumer-facing Verifone MX830 as its next generation payment solution. The PCI PED-approved MX830, equipped with touchscreen signature capture capability, will be deployed initially in new and remodeled Hannaford stores in the Northeast and Sweetbay Supermarket stores in Florida.
The MX830 is a new member of the MX800 Series, a product family that provides the most effective mix-and-match combination of payment devices in multi-lane retail environments. The MX830 is designed to meet the highest levels of security and shares the architecture, software and peripherals of the industry-leading MX870 multimedia system and provides ultra-crisp on-screen graphics with 320x240 pixels on a ¼-VGA resolution 16-shade gray scale backlit screen.
“Verifone has developed a payment product that meets our needs for the latest in customer-activated capabilities,” said Kevin Carleton, director of retail automation with Hannaford. “The MX830 provides great graphics in a highly durable form that will meet the rigorous requirements at our checkout counters.”
A performance-oriented, durable payment device with ultra-crisp graphics, the MX830 is the entry point to the MX800 Series. The multi-lane payment product family leverages sophisticated technology and security features, and offers retailers a broad range of functions from basic debit and credit payment acceptance to advanced capabilities such as electronic signature capture, multimedia branding, contactless payment and smart card acceptance.
“The MX830 represents a new benchmark in quality and affordability in a customer-facing payment solution with touch-screen capabilities,” said Jennifer Miles, Verifone general manager of Integrated Retail Systems. “We are delighted that our expanding multi-lane solutions have won back Hannaford as a Verifone customer.”
A key requirement for Hannaford’s payment solution selection was the ability to integrate the MX830 with the WinEPS Electronic Payments software from MTXEPS, Inc. WinEPS is a payment engine that provides electronic payment options that range from Debit and Credit transactions, to EBT, gift card, and check authorization.
“Verifone has tremendous momentum in the multi-lane market with the MX800 Series,” said MTXEPS President Jon Elwood. “We are looking forward to working with Verifone and Hannaford in this migration to the next-generation payment platform.”
Verifone touch screen-enabled MX800 Series products utilize the best-quality capacitive technology with chemically hardened glass and feature a non-mechanical stylus with no moving parts to ensure a long-lasting product that will hold up to continued consumer use. All MX800 Series products feature a modular architecture to accommodate future needs, such as field-upgradeable contactless payment modules.
Hannaford Bros. Co., based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 158 stores under the Hannaford Supermarket and Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy names. Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. The company is owned by Delhaize Group of Brussels, Belgium.
MTXEPS is a privately held company, based in California, which markets their products directly and through their reseller channels. The WinEPS software product has been in the market place for over 10 years and now is a feature-rich, mature product with over 8,500 installations. The MTXEPS solution integrates with Point of Sale software from ACR, AutoStar, Casio, IBM, Innovax, JDA, JPMA, NCR, Retalix, RORC Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, StoreNext, and Systech. For additional information, please visit www.MTXEPS.com.
About Verifone Holdings, Inc.
Verifone Holdings, 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.