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Encore Networks M2M Cellular Router Certified For Cash Machines
EFX Corp. Certifies C2C™ Router for ATM Payment Processin

Chantilly, VA. April 26, 2012 - Encore Networks today announced that EFX Corporation of Clearwater, Florida, a payment processor for ATMs, ACH and Card Issuing, has certified Encore's C2C™ cellular-based remote access router to link ATMs to EFX's data centers. A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) cellular data service replaces leased data circuits or dial-up analog lines at significantly lower cost while providing higher reliability and greater flexibility.

"The C2C cellular router replaces a dial-up POTS phone line directly, with no change to the ATM's modem," said Scott Harper, Vice-President of Product Management for Encore Networks. "It also includes an Ethernet LAN connection for the next generation ATM upgrade or to provide additional services." 

Legacy leased lines were considered secure enough on their own. Dial-up calls were treated similarly. However, on a radio link or over the Internet there is a potential threat of interception. To keep transactions private, the C2C™ encrypts messages using either Secure Socket Layer (SSL), the same method widely used in Web commerce, or the latest IPsec (IP Security) protocol.

Bonnie Dalrymple, EFX's VP of Business Development stated, "We are pleased that the Encore C2C line of wireless routers has passed our rigorous test regimen and is fully certified to connect to our payment processing network. EFX accepts this form of data connection from Verizon's 3G network without any change in configuration at the ATM."

Encore's C2C™ contains a modem that behaves identically to the central-site modem that an ATM calls. The ATM itself cannot detect the change in service. 

As a router, the C2C™ offers many remote management and security features such as a firewall, address filtering, and alarms if equipment is changed or a line is disconnected.

EFX is a Payment Processor that manages financial transactions originated at the ATM.  The service routes information to the end customer's bank or credit card network.  By employing this service, the Independent Sales Organization (ISO) that operates the ATM needs only one upstream connection to accept all debit cards.  Cellular connectivity appeals to many ISO's because wireless service allows them to set up an ATM quickly and to move it freely, independent of wireline service. Inherent mobility of cellular service permits temporarily locating ATM's for special events. When equipped with the optional Power Failure Alert (PFA) network notification, the C2C™ provides short-term backup power ensuring that it can report the power outage to a central monitoring point. 

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About Encore Networks
Encore Networks is a leader in environmentally and electrical immunity hardened routers providing Internet Protocol (IP), SSL, VPN, Firewall, Ethernet Switching and Legacy Protocol to IP interworking with an embedded cellular modem all in a single box solution. Encore's BANDIT™ family of routers are manufactured specifically for banking, Point of Sale (POS), ATM, M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid, AMR/AMI telemedicine, oil and gas, industrial plant floors, security, elevator, railroad, transportation, and mass transit infrastructureapplications. Encore products allow companies to reduce total cost of ownership by reducing dependence on high cost wireline connections and converting them seamlessly to next generation cellular connections. Made in the USA, Encore's BANDIT™ routers are designed for mission critical M2M applications. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).

About EFX Corporation
EFX was founded in 2006 with the goal of bringing a higher level of client satisfaction to the ISO community. EFX processing platforms are secure, stable and flexible. The name, EFX, is based on Electronic Funds Transfer Experts and reflects a core expertise - the ability to deliver processing services and products that improve the profitability and market reach for our ISO clients. EFX has offices in Clearwater, FL; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; and Philadelphia, PA. EFX offers a unique value proposition to today's fast paced and demanding ISO industry. With three business units, EFX offers clients the convenience and cost effectiveness of a multi-product processor - enabling them to reach new markets and grow their businesses more profitably.


Encore Networks Contact: 
Scott Harper
Vice President, Product Management

EFX Corporation Contact:
Don Gentry

Media Contact:
Tony Crane

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