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Merchant Warehouse and pcAmerica Join Forces to Offer Secure POS Systems

Merchant Warehouse and pcAmerica Join Forces to Offer Secure POS Systems

Partnership Eliminates Security Breaches


BOSTON, MA — Jan. 12, 2009 — Merchant Warehouse, a premier provider of merchant accounts and credit card processing solutions, today announced a partnership with pcAmerica, a point-of-sale (POS) system provider for the retail and restaurant industries.  The first effort of the partnership is the integration of Merchant Warehouse's MerchantWARE solution with pcAmerica’s Cash Register Express and Restaurant Express POS systems. This joint offering will significantly reduce the possibility of cardholder data loss, in the event of a network security breach.
“It is extremely important for us at pcAmerica to supply our customers with the highest quality and most secure products,” said David Gosman, chief executive officer of pcAmerica.  “After careful consideration and research, it was obvious Merchant Warehouse has the right technology and is the partner that can help us deliver the next-generation solution for our customers.  As we continue to develop our products to meet the ever changing need of our retail and restaurant customers, our relationship with Merchant Warehouse will continue to grow.” 

The MerchantWARE solution contains two core components, the first being a secure card reader that instantly encrypts card data at the point-of-swipe to ensure sensitive data is never exposed while transmitted throughout private and public networks.  The second component is the MerchantWARE Payment Gateway, which enables merchants to process credit cards, debit, and EBT cards, manage their account over a secure Internet connection and store transaction information at the MerchantWARE host.  Additionally, the software provides extensive reporting features with the capability to re-charge, refund or adjust previously processed cards, all without decrypting confidential cardholder data.

“pcAmerica is truly ahead of the pack by incorporating our PCI DSS-compliant encryption technology into their sophisticated POS systems, ensuring safe transfer of customer data while easily adhering to the PCI DSS guidelines,” stated Henry Helgeson, president and co-CEO of Merchant Warehouse.  “We are truly excited to assist pcAmerica in adding another layer of protection to their product offerings with the addition of our security compliant technology.”     
About Merchant Warehouse
Merchant Warehouse was founded in 1998 on the principle that businesses should be able to purchase credit card processing software, POS equipment and merchant services at a reasonable price.  With over 40,000 merchants, Merchant Warehouse now sets the standard for price, innovation, customer service and integrity.  For more information, please visit www.MerchantWarehouse.com.

About pcAmerica
pcAmerica is the creator of secure, feature-rich and affordable point of sale software solutions for the retail and restaurant industries.  Cash Register Express and Restaurant Pro Express have the ease of use for independent businesses as well as web-based enterprise management capabilities for chains.  For more information, please call 1-800-722-6374 or visit www.pcamerica.com.