StoreNext to Offer Hypercom Optimum Multi-Lane Payment Terminals

Independent Grocers Now Have a One-Stop-Shop for Complete EFT Solutions

PLANO, Texas – July 25, 2006 – StoreNext Retail Technologies LLC will market Hypercom Corporation’s (NYSE: HYC) Optimum payment terminals to independent grocers and regional chains via StoreNext’s nationwide dealer network.  The agreement, completed this week, provides merchants with end-to-end payments systems for ISS45 and ScanMaster POS platforms integrated with the WinEPS payments engine from MTXEPS.

     StoreNext will offer Hypercom’s multi-lane Optimum L4100 and L4200 payment terminals, including the new Optimum L4250 low-cost, multi-function payment device with signature capture.  Near-field communications options for card-less and contact-less shopper devices are also supported.  The Hypercom terminals anchor the WinEPS payments software feature set together with StoreNext’s ScanMaster and ISS45 POS platforms.  The integrated solution provides grocers with signature capture, debit conversion, electronic check conversion, Pay By Touch biometric payments and Blackhawk gift card support. 

            “The expense of processing electronic payments transactions is a top-of-mind issue for grocery operators,” said Ray Carlin, StoreNext president and CEO. “Hypercom’s outstanding products give merchants the features they need to cut those costs.  Combined with StoreNext’s array of electronic payments and POS software, today’s shoppers get the speed, security and payment options they’re demanding while enabling sizeable improvements in the grocer’s bottom line.”

“Partnering with StoreNext to reach independent grocers is an ideal fit for us,” said William Keiper, Hypercom CEO and president. “StoreNext’s full-systems dealers have the loyal customer relationships and support expertise to ensure that the thousands of independent grocery and regional chain stores get all the benefits from our products.  With StoreNext’s integration and pre-certification of the entire hardware and software solution, these grocers get the full range of payments capabilities with the security and simplicity of a seamless one-stop-shop.”

This agreement follows StoreNext announcements with MTXEPS, Inc., PSC Inc., Pricer, MobileLime, mCosm and Pay By Touch under which StoreNext integrates, packages and markets essential retail technologies to offer independent grocers and regional chains the benefits of plug-and-play implementation and support from StoreNext’s network of North American POS dealers.

About Hypercom
Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) 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, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits.
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