Verifone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today commended the response of Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) in its bid to shield merchants from any adverse impact in its patent infringement case against Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY). Verifone previously announced it was terminating its support relationship with Heartland for Verifone payment systems effective end of day December 31, 2009, and has offered merchants direct and free support from Verifone.
Thousands of merchant representatives have begun a nationwide effort to personally visit Heartland merchants. The ISO community is helping prepare Heartland's merchants for the transition to avoid any disruptions, particularly during the crucial holiday season.
“Verifone is intent on simply helping customers impacted by Heartland's theft of Verifone's intellectual property, and we continue to do all we can to help these customers ensure that there will be no disruption, despite Heartland's interference,” said Verifone CEO Douglas G. Bergeron.
Heartland is dependent on Verifone for updates and support to the Verifone operating system, runtime libraries, and in most cases the payment application. After December 31, the only way for Heartland merchants to ensure ongoing support and efficient operation is to register with Verifone.
Current Heartland merchants can register for Verifone support at: https://freesupport.verifone.com or the toll-free number 1-888-887-8199
About Verifone Holdings, Inc. (www.verifone.com)
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.
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