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Akcelerants first-half 2011 sales up

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MALVERN, Pa. (8/16/11)--Akcelerant, a provider of connected software technology to the financial services industry, added 16 customers--including credit unions--during the first half of the year. Among Akcelerant’s new clients are: American Airlines FCU, with more than $5.4 billion in assets Fort Worth, Texas; Randolph-Brooks FCU, with $4.3 billion in assets, Live Oak, Texas; and Michigan State University FCU, with $2.1 billion in assets, East Lansing, Mich. Akcelerant, with offices in Malvern, Pa. and Vancouver, British Columbia, provides connected software applications to the financial services industry through multiple product lines and integration to service providers. About 500 financial institutions in 50 states and all provinces of Canada use Akcelerant technology.

Heartland to launch payments smartphone app reader

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PRINCETON, N.J. (8/16/11)--Card payments processor Heartland Payment Systems has launched a payments application that allows merchants to accept credit, debit and gift card payments through their mobile devices. Mobuyle is designed for brick-and mortar-businesses looking for off-premise processing capabilities or on-site flexibility. Capabilities include adding extra point-of-sale (POS) payment terminals to shorten long checkout lines. With the application merchants can accept all major credit and debit cards, including corporate cards and Heartland loyalty and gift cards via secure card swipe or manual entry. Mobuyle also features electronic signature capture, global-positioning system location capture, merchandise picture storage, and voice authorization capabilitie. Merchants can download the Mobuyle application for free at the Android Market and purchase the Mobuyle reader, which plugs into a phone audio jace, directly from Heartland. Mobuyle’s first application is designed for retail environments and serves Android smartphones. Heartland will begin releasing applications for other smartphones and mobile devices, including the iPhone, the iPad and iPod Touch, later this year.