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Royal Farms selects TNS technology

BALTIMORE -- Royal Farms Inc., Baltimore, has selected Transaction Network Services Inc.'s FusionPoint by TNS to provide cohesive network transaction solutions for its more than 110 convenience stores throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

TNS, a provider of business-critical network and data communications services for transaction-oriented applications, will provide Royal Farms with a network communications solution that enables disparate c-store data communication systems to flow through one broadband pipe, simplifying connectivity and delivering [image-nocss] significant time savings.

FusionPoint by TNS will support credit card authorizations and in-store, backoffice applications.

FusionPoint by TNS will help Royal Farms achieve greater control and accuracy of their transaction data, said Don Bumgardner, vice president of c-store and petroleum for Reston, Va.-based TNS.

TNS provides mission-critical, time-crucial data communications services for transaction-oriented applications. It offers rapid, reliable and secure transaction delivery across multiple vertical markets and trading communities. Its technology supports widely accepted communications protocols and is designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

With the recent acquisition of the assets of FusionPoint Technology Solutions, TNS is now a provider of electronic-technology data communications products and services to the c-store and gas station markets. FusionPoint by TNS designs and installs turnkey solutions that integrate legacy devices found in today's c-stores and gas stations onto an IP network. These devices include Ruby and G-Site POS's, tank monitors, ATMs, backoffice PCs, fleet card devices, check cashing, money orders, prepaid devices and other equipment.