Kroger | April 21, 2020
To help families particularly impacted by the novel coronavirus, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation said it has created the Emergency COVID-19 Response Fund. Kroger and the foundation seek to direct $10 million in national, state and local grants to pandemic response efforts via the fund, according to an announcement. Kroger and the Foundation have rolled out new charitable giving programs to speed up the fund’s critical response initiatives. Shoppers can help the fund through the Round Up to End Hunger effort at stores and fuel center kiosks. They can round up their transactions to the closest dollar amount or commit to a $1, $5 or $10 donation throughout almost 2,800 stores. Customers can also donate to the fund online in any amount they choose. Keith Dailey, Kroger‘s group vice president of corporate affairs, said in an announcement, “We recognize the need in our communities is urgent and increasing every day. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to help create communities free of hunger and waste — and never has this mission been more important.”
CyberLink | January 15, 2022
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, will showcase new, contactless smart retail solutions. This solution is powered by its market-leading FaceMe® engine running on the Qualcomm® QCS6125 multimedia processor at NRF 2022 in New York. FaceMe® will be featured at Qualcomm Technologies booth #1411, in the Javits Convention Center, January 16-18, 2022.
FaceMe® is one of the world’s top facial recognition engines, with edge-based, optimized architecture delivering precise biometric data in a few milliseconds with up to 99.82% accuracy, and is top-ranked in NIST FRVT (Facial Recognition Vendor Test).
Qualcomm® QCS6125 multimedia processor delivers integrated heterogenous compute capabilities to provide optimized Edge AI performance in addition to robust security core for secure biometrics processing.
FaceMe® offers cross-platform capabilities on Windows, Linux, Android and iOS, for a variety of edge devices and different hardware configurations, which makes it an ideal solution for smart retail, from kiosks and POS, to personalized shopping, digital signage and statistics.
FaceMe® offers a broad and growing set of features and tools that redefine accuracy, performance, security, and flexibility standards for a wide range of industries. Since the launch of FaceMe® in 2018, CyberLink has collaborated with over a hundred global partners, including hardware makers, solution providers, and system integrators, deploying its technology across multiple scenarios.
“Working hand in hand with Qualcomm Technologies, CyberLink is leveraging both companies’ technologies to enable a wide range of new user experiences, as demonstrated for retail at NRF, Our continued collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies has been integral in making CyberLink’s FaceMe® solution the most advanced biometric access technology in the market. We look forward to having NRF attendees visit the Qualcomm Technologies booth to see FaceMe in action.”
-Dr. Jau Huang, Chairman and CEO of CyberLink.
“Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to work closely with CyberLink to drive next-generation biometric solutions and we look forward to showcasing the FaceMe® demonstration at NRF, We have worked collaboratively with CyberLink to support pre-integration capabilities to enable customers and our ecosystem to save time on their development and accelerate the go-to-market timeline for their applications in Retail such as Biometrics Payment, Access Control, Loyalty and more.”
-Ketal Gandhi, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
CyberLink is inviting NRF visitors to stop by Qualcomm Technologies’ booth to see some exciting results of this collaboration, including its application into POS solutions from Ordyx. Ordyx will introduce a complete POS system accessed by facial recognition for both cashiers and opted-in customers who desire to pay using their face. This new system leverages FaceMe® facial recognition and the Qualcomm QCS6125 solution to create a secure, fast and convenient new experience for customers.
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is the world leader in AI facial recognition technology and multimedia software. CyberLink addresses the demands of consumer and commercial markets through a wide range of solutions, covering AI facial recognition, digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, live casting and mobile applications. With years of research in the fields of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, CyberLink has developed the FaceMe® Facial Recognition Engine. Powered by deep learning algorithms, FaceMe® delivers the reliable, high-precision, and real-time facial recognition that is critical to AIoT applications such as smart retail, smart security, and surveillance, smart city and smart home. To learn all the latest about facial recognition, its benefits and implementation considerations, read our Ultimate Guide to Edge-based Facial Recognition.
Revel-Systems | January 10, 2022
Revel Systems, the market leading cloud-native point of sale (POS) and complete business management platform, today announced a partnership with Adyen, the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies. Leveraging Adyen for Platforms, Revel Systems will launch Revel Advantage International, an integrated payment solution. Revel has thousands of international clients across the globe who will benefit from having a payments solution that integrates directly with its cloud-native POS platform.
“I am very excited to work with Adyen and open up new markets for Revel with integrated payments. We have worked with Adyen for some time and have been impressed with their solution and innovation in the space, Nothing is more important these days than making technology acquisition easy, integrated, and affordable for merchants, and the partnership between Revel and Adyen brings that to the market.”
-Greg Dukat, CEO, Revel Systems.
Revel Advantage International offers merchants the ability to work with one vendor for technology, support and services to ensure their POS and payments solution is running smoothly. With a streamlined approval process and expedited onboarding, clients can be up and running quickly to take advantage of Revel Advantage International’s industry-low rates and best-in-class security.
Revel’s clients will benefit from no application fees, reduced processing fees and simplified flat-rate pricing options. In addition, clients will also receive payment devices that are EMV-compliant. These devices will give customers a variety of ways to pay, including all major card schemes, pay-at-the-table functionality, WeChat Pay, AliPay, Interac Debit (Canada only), EFTPOS (Australia only), mobile wallet payments and more.
“We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Revel, as they continue to expand across international markets, and we look forward to helping their restaurant and retail clients benefit from an integrated payments solution, Adyen for Platforms powers a wide range of marketplaces and platforms to continually enhance their service offering, gain access to the latest payment innovations, and scale globally using a single payment system. Revel will benefit from these capabilities, allowing them to create an even better customer experience.”
-Roelant Prins, Chief Commercial Officer, Adyen.
About Revel Systems
Revel’s point of sale and business solutions provide a native cloud technology platform that is at the heart of our clients’ businesses. Revel’s platform helps restaurants and retailers deliver a better customer experience, diversify revenue streams, and scale their businesses with ease. The Revel Enterprise® solution is tailored for large chains and leads the industry with a broad footprint of national, big brand customer implementations. Revel is committed to client success and strives to be a people-first business, leading with integrity and transparency.
Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, providing a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers' globally preferred payment methods. Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store channels. With offices across the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Casper, Bonobos and L’Oréal. The cooperation with Revel Systems as described in this merchant update underlines Adyen’s continuous growth with current and new merchants over the years.
Bluefin | January 12, 2022
Bluefin the recognized integrated payments leader in encryption and tokenization technologies to protect payments and sensitive data, has announced the issuance of a new case study with Bluefin partner and healthcare EHR provider, CharmHealth.
In 2015, Bluefin partnered with CharmHealth, an award-winning software platform, rated for usability and customer satisfaction by Gartner Digital Markets for cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management and medical billing solutions, to provide integrated payments backed by PCI-validated P2PE through the company’s CharmHealth platform.
Key to meeting the evolution of healthcare is a centralized software platform that allows clinics and practices to not only serve their patients – wherever they are – but to quickly scale with new features to make day-to-day operations simple and efficient.
The case study details the implementation of the CharmHealth platform, including Bluefin’s integrated payments, by Clinic 45, a multi-location medical weight loss clinic based in Texas. Clinic 45 reviewed several EHR systems before they chose CharmHealth platform, which includes Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) for independent medical practices.
“Charm hit everything that we were looking for, Whether it’s keeping track of inventory or scheduling, it immediately made running our practices simple and efficient.”
-Shlomo Adika, Head of Accounting and Finance for Texas Weight Loss clinic, a Clinic 45 franchise.
“CharmHealth’s EHR is different from other EHR’s. Besides being highly intuitive, CharmEHR allows users to easily customize features to meet the needs of various specialties, Clinic 45 is a large, multi-facility high volume weight-loss clinic with multiple user profiles, and they chose CharmEHR based on ease of use, customization and flexible subscription options. This enabled Clinic 45 to manage their costs and meet their growth targets. We have seen Clinic 45 grow significantly in the last year.”
-Ranjani Rangan, Marketing and Partner Communications Strategist, CharmHealth.
As the preferred provider for point-of-sale and online payments in Charm’s platform, Bluefin offers the highest level of security for payments with encryption and tokenization, protecting the healthcare brand and clients. The case study details:
The Clinic 45 business use case
Clinic 45’s EHR selection process
Choosing CharmHealth and Bluefin integrated payments
CharmHealth and Bluefin benefits
Clinic 45 and Charm – scaling into 2022
Bluefin is the recognized integrated payments leader in encryption and tokenization technologies to protect payments and sensitive data. Our product suite includes solutions for contactless face-to-face, call center, mobile, Ecommerce and unattended payments and data in the healthcare, higher education, government and non-profit industries. The company’s partner network currently includes more than 200 processors, payment gateways and ISV’s operating in 47 countries.
About Charm Health
MedicalMine Inc., a CA based company, is the creator of CharmHealth, an award-winning SaaS Digital Health software platform recognized for Customer satisfaction and Usability by Gartner Digital Markets. CharmHealth’s mission is to empower medical groups with clinical tools and technology that improve provider experience and patient outcomes. CharmHealth’s integrated solution is built to provide superior patient care, reduce delivery costs, and provide exceptional access to patients’ medical data. CharmHealth’s suite of products includes Electronic Health Records, Practice Management, Patient Portal for Patient
About Clinic 45
Clinic 45 is an independent Medical Practice, owned and supervised by Joseph E. Sleiman M.D., with a focus in the areas of Weight Management, Liposuction, Aesthetics and Internal Medicine. At Clinic 45 we strive to build long-term, partnering relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We believe in prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles for the whole family. We strive to be an efficient and cost-effective practice in meeting the needs of our patients during times of health, as well as in times of illness. We are dedicated to improving people’s lives and helping to prevent obesity. We practice medicine as a team and value the contributions of all our staff in providing excellent medical care and service. Clinic 45 provides consistent care and quality services to individuals based on their specific cosmetic needs. We aim to enhance the partnership between the patients and our medical provider, and we are also dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty, and fairness.