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Ariane Systems Integration of Hypercom’s SmartPayments Wynid Payment Solution
Provides Security, Flexibility for Hotels and Guests


Global leader in secure electronic payment and digital transaction security
provides centralized IP solution for the French hospitality market


Paris, France, and Scottsdale, Arizona — November 17, 2010 — Ariane Systems, the worldwide leader in self-service check-in / check-out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry, and Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) announce that Hypercom’s SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution has been integrated into the Ariane System’s service offering. As the official reseller of the SmartPayments Wynid integrated payment solution to the hospitality industry in France, Ariane now offers an extremely secure universal payment system to maximize security and offer flexibility to hotel chains. Ideal for properties with multiple points of sale, the SmartPayments Wynid solution allows payment to be processed from the check-in/out kiosk itself, from the payment terminal at the front desk or by e-payment, depending on the guests’ preferences. This not only significantly reduces the cost associated with each transaction for the hotel, but also reduces the risk of errors and decreases the length of each transaction to only a few seconds, providing added convenience to the property’s guests.

The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution uses an international EMV Level 2 certified kernel and meets the latest requirements for data security (PCI-PED and PCI-DSS). Ariane Systems in France has implemented and supports more than 1,600 points of sale already operating in major hotel chains, such as Pullman, Concorde Hotels & Resorts, Campanile and Balladins.
 
“Ariane Systems adoption of our SmartPayments Wynid solution is a splendid endorsement of our innovative technology and represents a boost to our market share in the fast growing European hospitality sector,” said Kazem Aminaee, President and Managing Director, Hypercom Southern EMEA.

Reliable and Cost-Effective
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution’s proven reliability enables efficient and cost-effective management of large volumes of electronic transactions from multiple sites. Since it is integrated into the hotel’s POS system, existing infrastructure and equipment can be utilized. This avoids hardware redundancy and minimizes operational costs. Well-developed management and analysis tools allow users full control of relevant transaction data.

Single Client/Server Architecture for all Points of Sale
The SmartPayments Wynid integrated solution is based on distributed thin-client architecture, linking several points of sale to a single in-store server, which allows a simpler and more efficient interface between the POS and the EFT peripherals. This open architecture, based on market standards, makes it possible to use the latest technology available from all integrated vendors at the property.

Modular and Scalable
This multi-application and multiple merchant solution can be adapted to all single and multiple points of sale at a hotel, including food and beverage, spas, and retail outlets, providing a range of payment applications for bank cards, private label cards, loyalty cards, cheques and electronic folios.

As a leader in self-service check-in/out kiosk technology with more than 1,600 installations at properties around the globe, Ariane leverages an extensive set of deployment and support services, as well as numerous business partner relationships, to develop what are widely considered the best self-service solutions for guest check-in/out in the hotel industry. These solutions incorporate top-tier business-class hardware components, software and warranties designed to minimize downtime and reduce operational support costs, while maximizing the guest experience. For more information, please visit www.ariane-systems.com.
 
About Ariane Systems | Ariane Systems is the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has over 1,600 installations running at hotel properties in 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane’s electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Capital’s Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, please visit www.ariane-systems.com.

About Hypercom | Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation 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, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally. Visit www.hypercom.com.
 
Editor’s Note: Electronic images are available by contacting Andrea Roland at Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. Phone: 407-905-0608 or email: andrea@planapr.com.

Hypercom and Wynid are registered trademarks of Hypercom Corporation. SmartPayments is a trademark of Hypercom Corporation.  All other products or services mentioned in this document are trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners
 
This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding market acceptance of new products, product capability and performance, product competitiveness, product sales, revenues and profits and market share. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: industry, competitive and technological changes; the loss of, and failure to replace any significant customers; the composition, timing and size of orders from and shipments to major customers; inventory obsolescence; market acceptance of new products and services; compliance with industry standards, certifications and government regulations; the performance of suppliers, contract manufacturers and subcontractors; risks associated with international operations and foreign currency fluctuations, the state of the U.S. and global economies in general and other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent 10-K and subsequent 10-Qs and 8-Ks. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.


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For more information, contact:
 
Christelle Pigeat
Ariane Systems North America
cpigeat@ariane-systems.com
Tel: +1 (514) 295 5944
 
Media Inquiries, contact:
Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
andrea@planapr.com
Tel: +1 (407) 905 0608

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