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Datawired for Speed

Datawire brings high-speed connectivity to Gilbarco G-SITE and Passport users

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Users of Gilbarco Veeder-Root G-SITE and Passport point-of-sale systems can now get high-speed connectivity to their networks using Datawire VXN MicroNode from Datawire Communication Networks Inc., Toronto and Atlanta.

The offering is certified on the following network versions of Gilbarco G-SITE: Alliance Data SystemsChicago and Dallas, CITGO, ConcordBuypass and Marathon. On Gilbarco's Passport system, Datawire is certified for the CITGO and ConcordBuypass versions, including Sinclair. The list of approved applications is expanding [image-nocss] rapidly and customers who are interested should inquire about getting their application certified with Datawire.

My distributors enjoy higher speed and greater utility of the broadband circuit at a lower cost than VSAT, said Russell Gibson, manager of marketing services for Slat Lake City, Utah-based Sinclair Oil. Sinclair Oil was the first to install Passport on the Concord Payment network with the Datawire VXN MicroNode.

The device increases transaction processing speed to the network and reduces phone costs because the solution potentially eliminates a phone line at the site, according to Pat Cummiskey, CEO for Datawire Communication Networks.

The Datawire VXN MicroNode uses a secure internet connection through either a DSL or cable provider to connect sites to their payment network. This connectivity allows for substantially faster processing times for network transactions both at the point of sale (POS) and pay-at-the-pump transactions, Cummiskey said.

Faster transaction processing improves profitability by increasing the number of sales that can be completed during peak hours, said Kirsten Paust, manager of POS marketing at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C. Fewer sales are lost because of long lines or wait time.

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