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Tranax Releases ATM Software

FREMONT, Calif.-ATM vendor Tranax Technologies announced the release of a new application software solution to help prevent unauthorized access to Tranax ATM terminals and operator menus.

The new system will require the end user to change the default master password before being allowed to bring the terminal "in service." The software solution also causes any alteration of cash denomination settings to erase the ATM's master keys, the unique 64-digit security numbers required for operation.

Tranax initiated the new security software in response to a breach of one of its systems at a gas station in Virginia Beach last summer.

For info: www.tranax.com.

InComm, MC Launch rePower

PURCHASE, N.Y.-MasterCard Worldwide and InComm today announced the first transaction using the MasterCard rePower Load Network. MasterCard rePower at POS is a service that allows consumers to add money to eligible MasterCard or Maestro-branded prepaid cards at participating merchants. InComm will offer the solution to the 145,000 stores is its retail distribution network.

Eligible cardholders need only present a participating merchant with an eligible MasterCard or Maestro-branded re-loadable prepaid card, along with the money they wish to add. The merchant uses standard transaction codes and transmits the load amount in real time.

For info: www.incomm.com or www.mastercardworldwide.com.

ACCU Partners With Countrywide

GLENDORA, Calif.-Members of America's Christian Credit Union teamed with Countrywide Home Loans to speed applications and improve member service.

ACCU will now offer new purchase and refinance loan programs; fixed-period and adjustable rate loan programs; stated income loans; primary resident, second home, and investment property loan programs; new construction loan programs; reverse mortgages and a 40-year term available in some products.

For info: www.americasccu.com.

Triton, Ventus Networks Partner

LONG BEACH, Miss.-ATM manufacturer Triton signed an agreement with Ventus Networks to bring a comprehensive, managed wireless network infrastructure to the U.S. ATM market. The agreement will ensure U.S. customers who buy or lease Triton equipment will benefit from Ventus Networks' secure and reliable wireless connectivity to drive in-house and off-premise financial devices. This agreement also includes monitoring, maintenance and management services.

The partnership between Triton and Ventus Networks creates an integrated approach for ATM purchase, connectivity, and networking.

For info: www.triton.com or www.ventusnetworks.com.

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