Hypercom Rolls Out medCompact Healthcare Terminal

SCOTTSDALE, AZ and BAD HERSFELD, GERMANY, December 11, 2008 (AllPayNews.com) -- Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that it has officially commenced the rollout of its medCompact healthcare terminal as part of the migration to the new e-Health card program in Germany. The first unit was purchased and installed at a doctor’s practice in the North Rhine region of Germany during a ceremony attended by representatives of the German government, health insurance companies and the medical practitioners’’ self-governing body.

“This installation is a significant step forward and we anticipate deploying the product in significant volume as part of Germany’s migration to its new electronic health card,” said Peter Ehlers, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Hypercom Corporation. “Doctors will soon benefit from the ease of use, speed and high performance that medCompact provides.”

Hypercom’s medCompact is the first healthcare terminal to receive e-Health BCS (Basic Command Set) approval from Gematik, the German healthcare organization. The rollout follows that approval, as well as field tests conducted earlier this year during which Hypercom’s medCompact was well received by software integrators and medical practitioners.

For additional information on Hypercom’s medCompact terminal and medline product family, please visit: www.hypercom.com/solutions/MedCompact_GM.pdf.

Germany’s e-Health card program is one of the largest IT projects worldwide with a planned deployment of more than 80 million electronic health insurance cards.

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 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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