Hypercom Optimum Payment Terminals Receive APACS Common Criteria Accreditation for Use in the UK

Accreditation Enables Large Scale Deployment

SCOTTSDALE and SALISBURY, December 16, 2008 (AllPayNews.com) – Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) announced today that its 32-bit multi-application Optimum T4200 and M4200 countertop and mobile payment terminals have received APACS (Association of Payments And Clearing Services) Common Criteria accreditation in the UK. The new accreditation and listing on the APACS website covers the Optimum T4200 terminals with options for dial, IP and GPRS connectivity, as well as the M4240 Bluetooth and M4230 GPRS mobile models, all with integrated smart card readers. With APACS accreditation for its Optimum products, Hypercom strengthens its position as a leading supplier of payment solutions to the UK market , and expects to sell at least 2,000 units by the end of this year.

The Optimum countertop and mobile series has already received PCI PED security approval, MasterCard Worldwide Payment Terminal Security approval for IP and wireless communication and EMV Level 1 & 2 certifications for chip card transactions. All terminals in the family share the same application development toolkit and user interface, enabling business applications written for one product to be quickly transferred to other products in the range, minimizing time to market.

“This accreditation allows the large scale deployment of this well received and highly acclaimed product range,” said Dave Millener, Managing Director, Hypercom UK and Ireland. “Our T4200 countertop and M4200 mobile terminals give customers simple and reliable point-of-sale solutions that can be deployed in any end-use scenario regardless of communications needs.”

For additional information on Hypercom’s Optimum T/M4200 payment terminals please visit http://www.hypercom.com/products/.

About Hypercom (www.hypercom.com)

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. With its acquisition of Thales e-Transactions business earlier this year, Hypercom became the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe, and solidified its position as the third largest provider globally.

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