NORCROSS, GA. — June 22, 2012 — Bibliotheca, a leading provider of technology solutions designed to improve operational efficiency, today announced the integration of Comprise's SmartPAY Terminal payment system with its smartserve range of self-service kiosks. The addition of SmartPAY Terminals to the product line provides libraries a path to achieving secure PCI compliant payment technology at Bibliotheca's self-checkout terminals. This secure payment system enables libraries to move ahead with credit/debit card acceptance at the kiosk with the confidence of knowing that patron personal data is afforded state-of-the-art protection from unauthorized access. While the product integration at the most basic level provides libraries with a way to increase monetary collections and reduce wait times, it also provides the opportunity for libraries to implement card payments in full compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard and State Privacy Regulations.
Scott Hackstadt, SVP Technology for Bibliotheca in the Americas commented: "We are delighted to have integrated the SmartPAY system into our range of self-service terminals, allowing us to offer a range of payment options to our customers. The SmartPAY system is a proven solution for secure payments, and will significantly simplify the installation time and effort required for our customers to have a fully payment-enabled self-service kiosk."
With SmartPAY Terminals, Bibliotheca libraries can offer patrons the option to pay fines and fees with a credit/debit card during the self-service session. Through the well-designed integration, patrons can view their account and select full or partial payment with leading ILS software. Secure, PCI compliant payment authentication is achieved through the SmartPAY Gateway providing library staff 24/7 access to audit level reporting including who, what, when, where and how each payment was made.
"Comprise is excited about the integration of SmartPAY Terminals with the Bibliotheca smartserve product line as it illustrates how a global provider of library technology can leverage the SmartPAY system as a secure platform that compliments its solutions. It is this type of customer focus that has driven both companies success and will provide even better products in the future. " said Daniel Curtin, President of Comprise Technologies.
To learn more about Bibliotheca's smartserve kiosks enabled with Comprise's SmartPAY Terminals, visit Bibliotheca at booth #610 at ALA Annual 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 22 – 25, 2012.
To learn more about any of Comprise's full line of PCI compliant payment solutions, visit them at ALA booth #2240 in the Anaheim Convention Center, June 22 – 25, 2012.
Bibliotheca is the world's largest company dedicated to the development, deployment and support of library technology solutions, designed to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service. We focus on public, private and academic library markets. Our reach extends across the globe, with direct operational offices in North America, Europe and Australia, together with a range of distributors covering Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to work with over 3,500 unique library sites with a deployed equipment range in excess of 5,000 individual self-service units and over 100 automated materials handling (sorter) systems. In satisfying this range of customers, Bibliotheca has deployed well over 200 million RFID labels to the library sector alone, and continues to supply in excess of 50 million each year. For more information, please visit www.bibliotheca.com
About Comprise Technologies
Comprise is the leading independent provider of technology access and revenue management solutions for libraries throughout North America. For over 21 years Comprise has helped customers maximize the value of their public-use resources. Comprise has innovated the only unified payment solution with full Payment Card Industry and regulatory compliance for every point-of-payment in a library environment. For more information, please visit www.comprisetechnologies.com