Hypercom integrates payments offering with Ariane Systems

Source: Hypercom

Ariane Systems, the worldwide leader in self-service check-in / check-out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry, and Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) announce that Hypercom's SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution has been integrated into the Ariane System's service offering.

As the official reseller of the SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution to the hospitality industry in France, Ariane now offers an extremely secure universal payment system to maximize security and offer flexibility to hotel chains. Ideal for properties with multiple points of sale, the SmartPayments Wynid solution allows payment to be processed from the check-in/out kiosk itself, from the payment terminal at the front desk or by e-payment, depending on the guests' preferences. This not only significantly reduces the cost associated with each transaction for the hotel, but also reduces the risk of errors and decreases the length of each transaction to only a few seconds, providing added convenience to the property's guests.

The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution uses an international EMV Level 2 certified kernel and meets the latest requirements for data security (PCI-PED and PCI-DSS). Ariane Systems in France has implemented and supports more than 1,600 points of sale already operating in major hotel chains, such as Pullman, Concorde Hotels & Resorts, Campanile and Balladins.

"Ariane Systems adoption of our SmartPayments Wynid solution is a splendid endorsement of our innovative technology and represents a boost to our market share in the fast growing European hospitality sector," said Kazem Aminaee, President and Managing Director, Hypercom Southern EMEA.

Reliable and Cost-Effective
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution's proven reliability enables efficient and cost-effective management of large volumes of electronic transactions from multiple sites. Since it is integrated into the hotel's POS system, existing infrastructure and equipment can be utilized. This avoids hardware redundancy and minimizes operational costs. Well-developed management and analysis tools allow users full control of relevant transaction data.

Single Client/Server Architecture for all Points of Sale
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution is based on distributed thin-client architecture, linking several points of sale to a single in-store server, which allows a simpler and more efficient interface between the POS and the EFT peripherals. This open architecture, based on market standards, makes it possible to use the latest technology available from all integrated vendors at the property.

Modular and Scalable
This multi-application and multiple merchant solution can be adapted to all single and multiple points of sale at a hotel, including food and beverage, spas, and retail outlets, providing a range of payment applications for bank cards, private label cards, loyalty cards, cheques and electronic folios.

As a leader in self-service check-in/out kiosk technology with more than 1,600 installations at properties around the globe, Ariane leverages an extensive set of deployment and support services, as well as numerous business partner relationships, to develop what are widely considered the best self-service solutions for guest check-in/out in the hotel industry. These solutions incorporate top-tier business-class hardware components, software and warranties designed to minimize downtime and reduce operational support costs, while maximizing the guest experience. For more information, please visit www.ariane-systems.com.

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