High Speed Communications
ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS May 12, 2004 – NOVA Information Systems (NOVA) and Shift4 Corporation announced today that all Shift4 merchants, POS vendors and value-added resellers (VARs) previously connecting to NOVA via dial-up have been successfully migrated to a direct high-speed connection. Average authorization transaction times are reduced from around 15 seconds over dial to less than 3 seconds on the new interface. Shift4’s community of more than 75 POS vendors and VARs serving the restaurant, lodging and hospitality markets now have access to the NOVA Network, rated number one in speed and reliability by MasterCard.
Hundreds of merchants using Shift4’s web-based enterprise payment processing solution, $$$ ON THE NET®, were automatically converted from dial to direct IP connectivity, resulting in faster transaction times and lower communication costs. Merchant locations included Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, JFK International Airport, and several Aramark foodservice properties. Hundreds of additional properties that currently connect via a third party to NOVA are also in the process of being converted. Shift4 POS vendors and VARs include MICROS, RunIT, Aloha, Retail Pro, Smyth Systems, Digital Dining, Spa Soft, and InnQuest.
“The process was so seamless that merchants weren’t aware of the change happening,” said Lori Laughlin, vice president product development, NOVA Information Systems. “One day transactions were taking 15 seconds and the next day they were taking 3 seconds. The new IP connection option between Shift4 and NOVA underscores our commitment to fast, reliable processing services.”
“As a bank and processor neutral solution, we encourage our customers to select the processor that gives them the best service for the best value. This new IP connection between Shift4’s state-of-the-art data center and NOVA allows customers to take advantage of what NOVA offers as one of today’s leading processors without sacrificing transaction speed,” stated J.D. Oder II, vice president of research and development and chief technology officer, Shift4. “Customers utilizing $$$ ON THE NET to process their credit, debit and private label card transactions can now quickly, reliably and securely communicate these transactions to NOVA.”
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