Washington transit authority deploys ACI's Base24-eps for debit processing

Source: ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:TSAI), a leading international provider of software for electronic payment systems, today announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has implemented BASE24-eps to enhance the processing and routing of debit and credit card transactions originating from WMATA's ticketing machines in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

"The flexibility and scalability of BASE24-eps allows WMATA to easily add other transit systems to our network, such as the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA), which we plan to add later this year," said Chris Cipperly, assistant treasurer, Office of the Treasurer Department of Finance at WMATA. "Our debit and credit transactions are routed and processed much more efficiently than before, which has benefited both WMATA and our customers."

WMATA's previous system processed record transaction volumes in recent months as the use of debit and credit cards increased. With BASE24-eps, WMATA has greater flexibility in routing and processing card payments, as well as improved real-time transaction management and monitoring. The increased online management capability of BASE24-eps enables WMATA to monitor card traffic, help detect fraudulent transactions and reduce its overall network operation costs.

BASE24-eps represents the next-generation of ACI's world-class payments software and provides an integrated solution for multichannel transaction acquiring, authentication, routing, switching and authorization. BASE24-eps supports traditional debit and credit card transactions as well as mobile commerce Internet banking.

"We are excited to have WMATA as a BASE24-eps customer," said Tom Houghton, vice president of U.S. Global Services at ACI. "The success of BASE24-eps at WMATA is one more example of the solution's power and flexibility."

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