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Lead Story

Do banking silos hinder fraud prevention?

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Industry Update

Is online PIN debit more secure?

Social networking meets the POS

Illuminating the compliance highway


Research Rundown

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Prepaid expo showcases speakers, regs

How prepaid cards assist in disaster relief

Making the case for disaster relief cards


A PIN for all reasons

Scott Henry

Merchant training:
Competitive advantage, potential game-changer

Biff Matthews
CardWare International


Street SmartsSM:
Gain traction on the red carpet

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang

Digging into PCI - Part 8:
Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Clarify your brand and use it

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

Selling and giving to specialized markets

Jeffrey Shavitz
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Going alternative

Caroline Hometh

Company Profile

Vesdia Corp.

New Products

Separation of powers


Going out made easy

ATX Innovation Inc.


Make everyone your valentine



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

February 08, 2010  •  Issue 10:02:01

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Seeking a smart terminal

A few editions ago, there was an article on a new terminal that would select the "best rate." I have misplaced that article and, of course, now have an interested customer. Could you give me the name and manufacturer of the terminal?

I thoroughly enjoy your publication. I have 17 years in the business. The portfolio keeps me busy enough that I don't have a lot of time to keep abreast of the latest "thing." The Green Sheet keeps me in touch. Thank you for your time.

David Pollock
Great Southern Bank


I believe you are referring to Merchant e-Solutions' MES e-Commerce Payment Gateway and MES Virtual Terminal. We published a new product story about this solution, "Secure customer data by not storing it," in The Green Sheet, Sept. 24, 2007, issue 07:09:02.

The two primary attributes of the product noted in the article are that the combined gateway and virtual terminal are designed to eliminate any need for merchants to store card data on their systems and that it enables transactions to qualify for the lowest possible card fees.

The MES gateway and virtual terminal are likely not the only products in the market that claim to offer these benefits.

I invite readers who know of other products that fit this description to send a note to, and we'll print a follow-up note.


Generating lead generators

Do you know what lead generation companies ISOs are using? Also, I'm not sure the contact extension for John Knauss given in the company profile is correct, and when I dial the 800 number, I keep getting only a generic voice mail.

Tyler Kirby
Applied AffinCard Resources Inc.


Regarding lead generation companies, The Green Sheet does not recommend specific companies to our readers, and at this time our Resource Guide contains no lead generation companies, so I can't point you there for research.

I suggest you ask members of GS Online's MLS Forum about this. If you haven't already registered, just click Register Today! in the upper right-hand corner of our home page (, and follow the prompts from there.

As for the extension number you mentioned, all information in our articles is current at the time of publication. However, we do not routinely update archived articles. A disclaimer to this effect should have appeared on the company profile's page. The following note now appears at the bottom of the page: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

I was able to contact John Knauss via an e-mail form on the company's Web site; I found out his current phone number is 800-975-7659, ext. 708.


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Would you like us to cover a particular topic? Is there someone you consider an industry leader? Did you like or dislike a recent article in The Green Sheet? What do you think of our latest GSQ? E-mail your comments and feedback to, or call us at 800-757-4441.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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