Worsley Extends Broadband Network

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Worsley Extends Broadband Network

RESTON, Va. -- Worsley Operating Corp., a chain of 210 c-stores throughout North and South Carolina, signed a deal with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to extend its broadband network to cover the 88 Li’L Cricket c-stores it acquired earlier this year.

In 2006, Wilmington, N.C.-based Worsley switched from dial-up to IP communications for its ATM and point-of-sale (POS) terminals by utilizing the TNS FusionPoint solution. Worsley uses FusionPoint to simplify its communications infrastructure for debit and credit card transactions, fuel tank monitoring and a variety of back office applications.

The solution will now be used in Worsley’s newly acquired Li’L Cricket convenience stores across South Carolina, according to an announcement by TNS.

"TNS’ FusionPoint solution is playing a crucial role in enabling us to consolidate communications at all of our stores. We are planning on expanding our capabilities in the near future by using this solution to support PaySpot (prepaid cards) and TeleCheck (check verification) services," Worsley’s Information Technology director Kevin Kolb said in a statement.

"One of the key benefits is the timeliness of data getting to our corporate systems. With many processes online, it is a quick and simple process. The solution also benefits our customers by increasing the speed of card payment processing. Customer wait time has been significantly reduced since implementing FusionPoint, compared to the previous dial-up service," Kolb added.

TNS noted retailers using its FusionPoint solution can rely on the security and performance of its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) certified backbone network and 24/7 helpdesk services with live real-time support. TNS also provides all necessary network components and communications hardware essential for the application, according to the company.