Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), and B+S Card Service GmbH today announced that B+S has implemented PAYware TCS, a solution component of Verifone's PAYMEDIA Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), which enables central management of applications on payment acceptance systems at merchant locations.
PAYware TCS enables network service providers to remotely manage payment functions at merchant locations equipped with Verifone's Artema Hybrid and H5000 payment acceptance solutions. That provides an efficient process to deploy new applications and update existing applications, including the future management of NFC applications at merchant sites.
Matthias Kaufmann, CEO of B+S, said: "Verifone's PAYware TCS provides B+S with the ability to better manage our large installed base of Verifone payment systems and realize a lower total cost for the merchants. We also are able to track which applications are running on merchant payment systems, deploy new software and updates centrally on the server over night with only one click and without any physical effort at the merchant's POS. We are also able to obtain real time information on device status for technical service support."
"PAYware TCS demonstrates new services and solutions for the German and European markets, with the ability to centrally manage an entire estate of payment systems," said Adam Biedrzycki, Verifone vice president, Central Europe. "PAYware TCS enhances the management of applications on device estates, and will help facilitate the deployment of future NFC applications at the POS.".
Based on European standards, PAYware TCS allows multinational retailers to harmonize their payment solution in multiple countries in Europe and to be SEPA ready. It can be implemented on previously deployed Artema Hybrid systems without requiring hardware upgrades in the field. The Artema Hybrid, was added to the Verifone portfolio when Verifone completed its acquisition of Hypercom in August 2011 and is the most successful payment solution in the German market. The H5000 is the successor to Artema Hybrid and accommodates multiple payment types, including legacy magnetic stripe, EMV chip as well as contactless transaction with a single hybrid card slot and integrated NFC/contactless reader.
PAYware TCS is generally available in Germany as a managed service from Verifone. PAYMEDIA UAP, announced separately this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is a complete suite of services and software to manage mobile wallet acceptance at merchant systems. PAYMEDIA UAP provides everything needed to deliver the benefits of advanced mobile payment, promotions and couponing applications to millions of consumers and merchants worldwide.
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About B+S Card Service (www.bs-card-service.com )
Not only is B+S Card Service one of the leading providers of card payment solutions in Germany, but it has a strong presence across Europe. Its range of services includes acceptance agreements for the MasterCard, Visa, JCB and CUP credit card organisations as well as all debit cards such as ec cards, Maestro and V PAY. B+S is a one-stop shop for retailers and any companies and organisations that want to offer their customers the option of cashless payments, as it can provide access to network operation as well as the necessary terminals. B+S is an associated company of the Deutscher Sparkassenverlag in Stuttgart and is a member of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe. The company provides a wide range of services to facilitate card payments. B+S also offers a particularly innovative and advanced range of products in the field of e-commerce. B+S payment solutions are in use within Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary and Slovenia as well as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
About Verifone Systems, Inc. (www.verifone.com)
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.