IBM Selects Hypercom for Self-Checkout Rollout in Germany

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, and BAD HERSFELD, GERMANY, July 14, 2009 ( – Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that one of Germany’s leading retailers with more than 10,000 retail outlets is successfully using Hypercom’s Artema Modular as part of IBM’s self checkout system in five test sales outlets in Bavaria. The first phase comprises 20 self checkout systems. Following the pilot, IBM’s self checkout system with Artema Modular will be rolled out to several of the retailer’s larger stores in Southern Bavaria. IBM Germany Gmbh selected the Artema Modular in competition with other global payment providers.

“IBM’s selection of Hypercom speaks to the operational efficiency, flexibility and security of our technology and reinforces the leadership level we have established in Europe’s fast-growing unattended card payment sector,” said Christian Jürs, Vice President of Sales, Hypercom Germany. “This deployment is a major step forward in support of Germany’s retail sector, bringing new levels of speed and convenience to shoppers who want to pay for their purchases quickly and move on to other things.”

Heiko Rösel, self checkout consultant at IBM, added “This terminal’s modular and flexible components and interfaces make it ideal for our requirements. That is why we selected Hypercom Artema Modular as a key component of our self-checkout system.”

The Artema Modular, Hypercom’s best-in-class unattended card payment solution, was first introduced at the end of 2005 and can now be found in self-service machines deployed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. For more information, please visit

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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. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

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