April 17, 2007 14:00 ET

Chase Paymentech and ExaDigm Start Class A Certification for Terminals and Payment Solutions

Process Provides Merchants the Ability to Add New Payment Technologies Quickly and Easily

SANTA ANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Chase Paymentech, the leading provider of payment transactions, and ExaDigm, Inc., a leading supplier of point-of-sale (POS) terminal solutions, today announced an agreement to begin the Class A certification process for ExaDigm's payment solution.

The Class A certification will signify that ExaDigm's payment solution has met all established testing requirements from Chase Paymentech. Following the certification, acquirers and the merchants they service will be able to receive direct support from Chase Paymentech when running ExaDigm's payment application on certified terminals.

Focused on a "one technology" approach, ExaDigm's PC-based, fully modular payment solution provides industry-first technology innovations, such as integrated RFID readers, resulting in less downtime and lower cost due to upgrades; interchangeable communication modules which eliminate the need to support multiple same-functionality terminals from a single manufacturer; and the ability to adapt to changing technologies easily and rapidly, with a view to ensuring that obsolescence and the subsequent swap out programs are a thing of the past.

"This decision to begin Class A certification for ExaDigm's payment solution is a testament to the progressive approach that has ensured Chase Paymentech's position as a thought-leader in this industry," said Michael Mulcahy, President and COO of ExaDigm. "For ExaDigm to have gone from the initial market launch of our products to the company's first Class A certification in just 3 years is not only an industry milestone, but further validates the approach we have taken in our drive to bring true innovation to the payments industry."

"ExaDigm's combination of technology, functionality and design, along with their expertise in terminal communications and security, convinced us to invest in this certification process," said Diane Donoghue, Executive Vice President, Chase Paymentech. "We're pleased to be able to offer their products as part of our spectrum of payment solutions."

Full details relating to the Class A certification of ExaDigm's solution will be made available at the conclusion of the certification process.

About Chase Paymentech Solutions

Chase Paymentech is the world's largest merchant acquirer accepting payments at the point of sale, hospitality, internet, retail, catalogue and recurring billing. The company processed approximately 18.2 billion transactions in 2006, with more than $660.6 billion in annual bankcard and debit volume. Chase Paymentech's customer base reflects the most respected brands in the world and includes more than 600,000 merchants with nearly 1 million locations globally. Chase Paymentech is a joint venture between JPMorgan Chase & Co. and First Data Corp. Learn more about Chase Paymentech at

About ExaDigm, Inc.

ExaDigm is the leading innovator of IP wireless, wired and modular point-of-sale (POS) terminal solutions. Through a detailed understanding of the IP, wireless and point of sale industries, as well as through extensive relationships with financial institutions, ISOs, and transaction processors, ExaDigm provides innovative and technology-based solutions that increase revenue, reduce cost, and boost productivity.

Founded in 2000, ExaDigm is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with operations around the globe. For more information, visit

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    Scott Holt
    ExaDigm, Inc.
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