ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (2/20/08)--The newest version of Dynamic Card Solutions’ (DCS) CardWizard software has contactless capabilities. Contactless personalization will be available with the FCP 20/20 card personalization instant-issue solution and the Datacard 150i embosser. The card market is continually evolving, and contactless technology is making headway because of its ease and convenience, said Ron Zanotti, DCS vice president of sales and marketing. “Having the ability to instantly issue a contactless card increases the number of card transactions and shortens the time it takes consumers to use their cards for first purchase,” he said. Contactless cards cost less than $25 and improve the speed of micro transactions, the company said. Contactless cards are signature-based, which generates interchange revenue for financial institutions. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express support contactless cards. They issued 12.5 million PayPass, 5.7 million PayWave and more than 3 million ExpressPay cards last year, DCS said. DCS provides instant issuance and personal identification number solutions for financial institutions, including credit unions.
LINDEN, N.J. (2/20/08)--Integrated Media Management (IMM) and XP Systems are partnering to offer a Check 21 solution that will allow credit union staff using XP System’s XP2 to scan checks at teller stations and enter information to XP2, reducing error. The integration of XP2 and IMM’s teller capture will be available with Release 15 for XP2. Affinity FCU, Des Moines, Iowa, has deployed the solution. It estimated that the solution would free up 6,500 hours per year that tellers would spend scanning checks, the company stated. IMM, based in Linden, N.J., provides document output management and automation technology. XP Systems is based in Moorpark, Calif.