Heartland Payment Systems(R) Signs RIISER Energy of Wisconsin as SmartLink
Customer for Its Entire C-Store Chain
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- Heartland Payment
Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payment processors
and leading provider of merchant business solutions, has signed
RIISER Energy as a SmartLink customer. A Wausau, Wis.-based
convenience store and gasoline retailer, RIISER is implementing
Heartland's state-of-the-art managed network technology solution in
its 28 convenience stores in Wisconsin.
Heartland's SmartLink solution is a cloud-based, secure managed
network service, with PCI-compliant network security, that
effectively supports transaction data flow and the monitoring of
in-store clients. SmartLink's cloud-based Managed Network Tools
provide operators with monitored VPN communications for automatic
tank gauges, in-store environmental and refrigeration control
systems, back-office systems, digital signs, email and Internet
access. They also provide a distributed and segmented SSL network to
support transactions generated by point-of-sale, money order, check
cashing, ATM and fleet card terminals.
SmartLink also allows gasoline and convenience store retailers to
receive a single network-related invoice and can rely on one customer
service resource for their troubleshooting and network monitoring
needs, thus reducing in-house support costs and need for additional
"We chose Heartland's SmartLink as our PCI partner due to the ease of
site-setup, their excellent customer service and technical support
team, and SmartLink's overall program capabilities," said Dave
Simonis, director of information technology for RIISER Energy. "With
a small IT department, we didn't have the resources to fully develop
and implement all aspects of PCI internally. Heartland's SmartLink
program makes PCI much more manageable."
Michael Youngkin, Heartland's senior director of network solutions,
added, "SmartLink will definitely help RIISER Energy with all of its
locations in Wisconsin and we look forward to a strong partnership.
We know convenience store and gasoline retailers struggle with
multiple telecom providers, high overhead costs, and most
importantly, meeting PCI compliance guidelines. SmartLink resolves
those critical challenges for RIISER, allowing management to spend
more time running their business."
Alan Levine, Heartland's director of petroleum and c-store national
accounts, concluded, "RIISER Energy's IT department needed a solution
for its managed network requirements, and from its cloud-based
platform to monitored VPN communications to much more, SmartLink is
the ideal match to meet the company's needs."
SmartLink is the only managed network solution run by a PCI-certified
payments processor on the Visa global registry. Heartland Payment
Systems is one of the leading payment processors in the c-store and
petroleum industry, with nearly 50,000 petroleum and c-stores using
Heartland's comprehensive suite of products and services, including
credit card processing, marketing solutions, payroll services and
SmartLink, which has more than 16,000 installations nationwide.
About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
(NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payment processor in the United
States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile
commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology,
payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to
more than 250,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A
FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The
Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates
merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices.
Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to
advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More
detailed information can be found by visiting
Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter
@HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.
This press release contains statements of
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assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements
involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on
information currently available to us. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due
to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are
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filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no
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or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
Heartland Payment Systems
1-888-798-3131, ex. 2245
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