terminals, said its Financer system has been certified for use in the American Express, Diners Club, Europay, MasterCard, and Visa networks. The Financer terminal and front-end transaction processor accommodates both magnetic stripe cards and chip-embedded smart cards. Thyron, based in St. Albans, United Kingdom, has been marketing the system for off-line operation where compactness and portability are necessary, such as in taxicabs and by package couriers. Lloyds Bank of London uses the terminal for smart card security in a corporate payment service. Taxi companies have deployed it in Austria, Britain, and France. Thyron said its sales, both directly and through a reseller network, are up 35% this year.

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