Worsley Selects FusionPoint by TNS

Tech firm will provide network transaction solutions for retailer

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Worsley Operating Corp. has selected Transaction Network Services Inc. (TNS) to provide cohesive network transaction solutions for its convenience store locations.

Worsley will use FusionPoint by TNS, a data communications solution that enables all technical applications in its c-stores to flow through one broadband pipe. The solution simplifies connectivity and delivers significant savings in time and maintenance costs. FusionPoint by TNS facilitates network connectivity and data communications services for credit card and debit [image-nocss] card authorizations, ATM authorizations, fuel tank monitoring systems and backoffice operations.

TNS will provide Worsley with a fully managed network in addition to 24/7 customer service and support.

FusionPoint by TNS will provide us with a targeted, one-stop solution for wide-area networking in our stores, said Kevin Kolb, information technology director for Worsley. If successful, there is certainly the opportunity to expand the solution into future areas, including Internet Protocol telephony, check authorization and security monitoring.

FusionPoint by TNS will enable Worsley to achieve greater speed, control and accuracy of their transaction data, said Don Bumgardner, vice president, convenience stores and petroleum, TNS. Worsley can now provide even better service to their customers by reducing the wait time associated with credit and debit card transactions. In addition, Worsley will increase operational efficiency with real-time tank monitoring and the use of enterprise software.

TNS, Reston, Va., is a provider of business-critical, cost-effective data communications services for transaction-oriented applications. It provides transaction delivery across multiple vertical markets and trading communities. Its networks support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

Based in Wilmington, N.C., Worsley operates 138 stores throughout North and South Carolina.