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Lead Story

The shifting landscape of merchant acquiring

Patti Murphy

News

Industry Update

Merchants, courts debate credit card surcharging

Merchant groups press on for lower Durbin cap

Amazon unveils exclusive e-commerce program

Features

How tax fraud impacts your merchants

Andrew Altschuler

Views

The showroom effect

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

What to disclose to underwriters

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC

Education

Street SmartsSM:
The merchant cash advance

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Getting legal with millennials in payments

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

A great leader may not be your friend

Steven Feldshuh
Merchants

Facilitating collaboration to safeguard sensitive data

James Daube
Global Legal Law Firm

From EMV to CNP: A look into U.S. authentication

Christoph Tutsch
Onpex GmbH

Company Profile

Go4Payments

New Products

Internet failover for high-volume merchants

OptConnect duo
OptConnect

Comprehensive, proactive ID theft protection

BFR SecurID
Business Financial Resources LLC

Inspiration

Brush up your phone manners

Departments

Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide

Datebook

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The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 25, 2016  •  Issue 16:04:02

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New Products

Internet failover for high-volume merchants

Product: OptConnect duo

OptConnect, established in 2007 and headquartered in Kaysville, Utah, created OptConnect duo, a failover solution designed to optimize connectivity for payment card processing systems and other Internet-dependent devices.

OptConnect Wirless Solutions

OptConnect stated it has deployed more than 63,000 wireless solutions across a number of industries, including the ATM, integrated POS, digital signage, intelligent safe, and retail sectors. OptConnect duo, the newest member of the company's extended product family, uses a cellular router to back up the hardwired Internet.

The ability to transmit and receive data, whether for payment processing, content delivery or inventory retrieval, is a crucial requirement for most businesses. OptConnect duo can provide protection from interruptions to the continuous flow of data throughout an enterprise, OptConnect noted.

"OptConnect duo keeps merchants connected to business lifelines; their POS systems and Internet devices will stay connected when their Internet goes down," said Wayne Vandekraak, Director of Business Development at OptConnect. "ISOs can resell the service to retail merchant customers and receive a residual for the life of the contract."

Managed services, hardware

The company emphasized that OptConnect duo is more than a cellular router. The fully managed service provides subscribers with hardware, continuous support and network connections to all major North American carriers. Additionally, a simplified integration process enables software developers to seamlessly connect the service into proprietary network infrastructures.

Merchants can use OptConnect duo to protect the integrity of all connected systems, including those handling POS, inventory management and payment processing functions by maintaining live, high-speed connections at all times. Following are additional available benefits of the service, according to OptConnect:

Monitored connectivity

OptConnect duo protects continuous data flow across a network enterprise by extensive monitoring of its primary data source and Internet connection. Upon the first sign of any service interruption, the system's backup protection system will activate a high-speed 4G LTE wireless connection. Some examples of events that may compromise Internet connectivity include upstream hardware failure, severed telecom lines, telecom outages, firewall configuration failures and bandwidth limitations.

Value-added service

OptConnect duo is a managed, end-to-end service and timely resource for busy, always-on merchants designed to boost performance while protecting critical infrastructure, the company said. The service can be used to reinforce existing network architecture, stabilize network operability and enhance high speed performance. It comes with all corresponding hardware, resources and support to facilitate integration and installation. ISOs, merchant level salespeople and independent software vendors and merchant level salespeople can offer OptConnect duo to existing and prospective customers.

"This is essentially Internet backup insurance for high-volume retail and hospitality customers," Vandekraak stated. "It is another product and program that a POS ISO can upsell to their existing customer base."

Website: www.optconnect.com Contact: sales@optconnect.com

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