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Wednesday 04 April 2001

Hypercom Wins $6 Million Contract for Terminals

Vital Merchant Services, a leading terminal management services provider, has awarded Hypercom Corporation a $6 million plus contract for Hypercom's ICE card payment terminals. Vital will deploy the terminals to retailers nationwide through Vital Processing Services' acquiring and merchant service provider clients.

Hypercom's epic (ePOS-infocommerce) ICE devices are high performance, touch screen-based, Internet-enabled card payment terminals and web appliances that incorporate a firewall-protected multi-application operating system, EMV chip card capability, secure PIN pad, built-in HTML/HTTP web browser and integrated receipt printer.

Contact: Pete Schuddekopf, Hypercom Corporation
Tel: +1 602 504 5383
Web site:
Virginia Lewis, Vital Merchant Services
Tel: +1 480 333 7671


Lockheed Martin Appointment

Lockheed Martin IMS has announced the appointment of Michael Huerta as vice president, marketing and business development of IMS' Transportation Systems and Services division. Huerta is a former chief of staff for the US Department of Transportation and former head of the port agencies in both New York City and San Francisco.

Based in Washington, DC, he will be responsible for expanding IMS' leadership position in intelligent transportation marketplaces such as electronic toll collection, commercial vehicle operations and electronic payment systems.

IMS recently entered the transportation Smart Card market with the first transit Smart Card customer service centre under a contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) which operates Metrorail, an urban commuter rail service.


Databac Group Appoints General Manager

ID card manufacturer, Databac Group, has appointed Charles Van Asma as general manager, to supervise and manage the Group's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously he was with Smart Card specialist ACI Worldwide. He has also held senior positions at other leading companies such as Eltron-Zebra, NBS Technologies and De La Rue.

Contact: Mariam Khan
Databac European press office
Tel/fax: +34 93 265 0084
Web site:


Infineon and InterDigital Partner to Develop 3G Products

Infineon Technologies and InterDigital Communications Corporation have announced a partnership to develop enabling software for Third Generation (3G) mobile products. The software will be incorporated into Infineon's standard 3G System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Integrated Circuits (ICs) for mobile terminals sold worldwide. The partnership also involves Infineon's production of custom ASICs to be designed and sold by InterDigital for the infrastructure and specialised terminal markets, incorporating intellectual property from both companies.

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