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Lead Story

EMV, four months on

Patti Murphy

Thicken that skin


Industry Update

FTC takes on big data

U.S. adds six Russian banks to OFAC banned list

MasterPass joins Wal-Mart payment mix

New DOT standards reach airport kiosks


The automated ISO

Phablet popularity soars this holiday season

Felix Richter
Statista Inc.

Smarthphone-driven commerce


Choice not chance

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Will we be Uberized?

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC


Street SmartsSM:
Facts and figures of the MLS

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

The M&A market 2016: 10 things to know to best position your business

Adam Hark

Real capabilities of tokenization in mobile payments

David Poole

Termination: The end or a new beginning?

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

The high-risk merchant services opportunity

Matt O'Shea
National Bank Services

The time is right for second generation P2PE

Ruston Miles
Bluefin Payment Systems LLC

Company Profile


New Products

Holistic approach to cybersecurity

Next Generation Security Assessment Services
Redhawk Network Security LLC

Future-proof, obsolescence-free POS

CardWare International Inc.


Letter From the Editors

Readers Speak: Much ado about faster payments

Boost Your Biz:Earn respect with your website

ISOMetrics:Online retailer status update

GS Book Notes:Powerful presence, powerful stories

Resource Guide


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The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 25, 2016  •  Issue 16:01:02

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New Products

Future-proof, obsolescence-free POS

Product: Infinity

A rash of regulatory and security mandatesInfinity Logo has rendered many POS systems obsolete and will likely continue to do so. To solve this problem, CardWare International Inc., a payments industry service provider established in 1976, created Infinity, a program designed to keep POS systems future ready and compliant in the ever-changing payments ecosystem. The subscription service comes with a lifetime no-obsolescence guarantee. "We've watched not fully compliant products rushed to market to then be pushed on unwary merchants," said Biff Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Thirteen Inc., CardWare's parent company. "Think hardware with EMV slots but no reader or insufficient memory to support an EMV application. As a merchant, the constant technology chase is frustrating while adding considerable unnecessary cost."

Flexible, scalable program

Infinity offers participating ISOs, acquirers and financial institutions a range of configuration and billing options. Resellers can bill customers directly or through CardWare. They can also set their own prices, register large populations of devices and software, and bundle the program with other services.

To enroll in the program, processing systems must meet the following requirements:

Lasting protection, residuals

CardWare noted that Infinity provides monthly hardware revenue to ISO and acquirer resellers and added that the program offers the following benefits for enrolled merchant customers:

Device, processor agnostic

CardWare emphasized that the Infinity program is flexible, enabling ISOs and their merchant customers to make changes whenever necessary to their database of registered, supported devices. Revised subscriptions are calculated according a client's new product mix.Occasionally, merchants will want to make other, non-industry mandated changes to their product mix. Ancillary services such as signature capture, PIN debit and mobile devices can be added to existing contracts, and monthly subscription pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

Resellers, partners welcome

The Infinity program provides sellers, ISOs and financial institutions with continuous recurring revenue streams with greater income potential than one-time hardware sales, CardWare stated. The program may also boost retention rates and customer longevity. CardWare's low buy rates give partners the freedom to set their own revenue models and merchant level monthly subscription fees.

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