Valutec Class A Certifies Gift and Loyalty Applications on Hypercom’s Optimum T4200 Platform

SCOTTSDALE, AZ and FRANKLIN, TN, July 10, 2008 (AllPayNews) -- Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) and Valutec Card Solutions, LLC today announced that Valutec has Class A certified its proprietary gift and loyalty products on the Optimum T4200 platform. The certification will allow Valutec’s resellers and their merchants to benefit from Hypercom’s new PCI PED approved, 32-bit multi-application card payment terminals.

“By combining Valutec’s stored value applications with Hypercom’s new, high-performance countertop product line, our resellers and their merchants will be in an excellent position to reap the profit-generation benefits of gift and loyalty programs at the point-of-sale,” said Dan Brames, General Manager of Valutec, a leading provider of closed-loop, in-store gift and loyalty card solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.

“Valutec’s certification validates the Optimum T4200’s industry-leading memory footprint, extensive functionality and state-of-the-art security. It is the latest in a series of certifications that we’ve received for our technology and another clear indicator that Hypercom is becoming the payment provider of choice for merchants globally,” said Heidi Goff, President and Managing Director, the Americas, Hypercom Corporation.

Hypercom’s Optimum T4200 family consists of six powerful, multi-application terminals with a consistent “look and feel”, based on the same user-friendly and space-saving ergonomics. The Valutec Class A certified terminals include models with dial only and Ethernet/dial backup connectivity. The new terminals join a full array of high-performance Optimum countertop, multi-lane, wireless and portable terminals that have been adopted by leading banks, retailers and independent sales organizations globally since Hypercom introduced its first 32-bit Optimum product in 2004.

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Valutec Card Solutions, LLC is the leading provider of turnkey gift and loyalty card services to small and mid-market general and specialty retail, restaurant, spa/beauty salon and hospitality merchants. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, the company currently services over 15,000 merchants in over 40,000 locations.

About Hypercom (

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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Hypercom Corporation

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Valutec Card Solutions