Pinnacle Supports InComm Prepaid Cards

Retailers can sell, activate, process payments, check balances from POS

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pinnacle Corp. has announced that Pinnacle's Palm POS now provides integrated support for InComm's suite of prepaid card products. Retailers can now experience the convenience of selling, activating and processing payments of InComm prepaid cards, all from the point of sale.

InComm offers a large product suite of prepaid and stored-value cards, featuring closed and open-loop gift cards, open-loop reloadable cards, wireless airtime replenishment cards, music download cards, online gaming community cards, long-distance phone cards and more.

Integration into [image-nocss] the POS eliminates hardware previously needed at the store, which saves countertop space and provides the benefit of reduced shrink through accountability.

Pinnacle's Palm POS supports the full range of InComm products, as well as InComm FastPIN products, which eliminate card inventory by printing a PIN and product terms on a Palm receipt.

"InComm cards allow us to broaden our support of prepaid products for the c-store market. Prepaid card products and services continue to be a popular and growing category for our industry. Prepaid branded gift card programs are an excellent way for c-store marketers to promote their brand, generate loyalty and offer a payment option that costs them less," said Denise Lewis, retail solutions manager at Pinnacle.

"InComm is excited about the efficiencies offered to our growing customer base in the c-store segment through a seamless integration into the Pinnacle Palm POS," said David Gruber, vice president of retail solutions at InComm.

Open-architecture, multiple-interface Palm POS runs under the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. From training, to PLU input, to scanning, an intuitive touchscreen makes every task fast and easy. Palm POS interfaces to a variety of devices including security cameras, DVR, lottery, money order, loyalty solutions, payment networks and prepaid solutions. Nationwide, it is used to process nearly $9 billion in total convenience store sales and is certified on 15 payment networks.

Atlanta-based InComm is a leading marketer, distributor and technology innovator of stored-value gift and prepaid products. InComm state-of-the-art POS transaction technology and payment solutions revolutionize retail product sales and customer experiences. With almost $8 billion in retail sales transactions processed in 2007, InComm is one of the nation's largest distributors of gift cards, prepaid wireless products, reloadable debit cards, digital music downloads, content, games, software and bill payment solutions. InComm partners with brand leaders around the world to provide products and services at more than 145,000 retail locations.

Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle is the leader in the automation technology industry focusing on the rapidly evolving convenience store and petroleum industries. Pinnacle delivers products that automate the broad spectrum of convenience store operations and supply chain management of fuel operations. Nationwide, Pinnacle's products and services are used daily in thousands of convenience outlets to automate and improve their store operations and by fuel marketers to increase their efficiency in the complex management of fuel delivery.