Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

NACStech side-notesfrom microbes to lottery standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Getting the bugs out may mean tinkering with a software application, especially at the convenience-store industry's annual technology conference. But for one supplier, getting the bugs out means killing the microbes that have started to thrive along with the growing popularity...

Unattended payments systems firm buys currency validation assets

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- MEI Conlux, a manufacturer of unattended payments systems, has acquired the assets of ValTech International LLC (VTI), a provider of currency validation products based in Las Vegas. It did not disclose the terms of the deal. The acquisition adds the VTI Vector and Matrix...

Deal brings sports programming to the pump

DETROIT -- Gas Station TV (GSTV) has added ESPN content to its programming lineup. The agreement makes GSTV the first and only at-the-pump network to feature ESPN programming. GSTV is an IP-based digital TV network that brings news, sports, weather and entertainment content to consumers on dual 20-...

Plaid Pantry Inc. has selected Ultimate Technology Corp.'s UltimaTouch 1800 Series POS Touch Workstation for deployment to its 100 convenience store locations.
NACStech yields new releases, upgrades, patents
Payment by mobile phones and smart cards could become the norm in next five years
Potential fines, added costs to meet standards from Visa rattle retailers
Helps grocery/c-store operator fight competition with price optimization
CompuSafe service to be installed at all Village Pantry locations
Retail pilot concludes