New 8100 Series IP Converter Incorporates 3G Wireless Technology with PA-DSS Security

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our new 8100 Series IP Converters support all industry POS platforms and major payment processors with fast and secure transaction processing in a single-box solution. Eliot, ME – October 4, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today the release of a new series of IP Converters that incorporate imbedded commercial 3G modems from all major wireless carriers.  The 8100-Series IP Converters deliver High Speed transaction processing to retail locations without the need for a physical DSL or Cable Broadband connection. “With transaction speeds that rival wired Ethernet connections and PA-DSS security, the 8100 offers a cost competitive solution …

Abierto Networks Hires Operations Manager

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, September 18, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store and Fuel Retail industry, today announced that it has hired Dan Marston as Operations Manager. Dan’s primary responsibilities will include overseeing product and systems configuration, technical support, inventory management, quality assurance and shipping/receiving. Dan was most recently Product Manager – Fuel Management Systems for INCON/Franklin Fueling Systems and held various positions with them to also include; Applications Engineer, Technical service Manager, Quality Engineer and Engineering Technician. Dan also served in the …

Two-Thirds of C-stores Expect Higher 2013 Foodservice Sales

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From: www.csnews.com Two-Thirds of C-stores Expect Higher 2013 Foodservice Sales Aug 14, 2013 By Tammy Mastroberte JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Almost two-thirds of convenience store operators — chains and single-store owners — expect to see their foodservice sales increase by the end of this year, up slightly from 2012, according to the Convenience Store News 2013 Foodservice Study. This number jumps to 75 percent for chains alone. CSNews conducted its annual Foodservice Study in June to collect in-depth data on foodservice and build upon the category data collected for the CSNews 2013 Industry Report, published in June. The Foodservice Study …

Abierto Networks Hires Software Engineer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, June 10, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store and Fuel Retail industry, today announced that it has hired Craig Tack as a Software Engineer. Craig’s primary responsibilities will include the design of new features for existing products, the maintenance of current software applications and updating and operation of the Company’s local and cloud IT infrastructure. Craig is a May 2013 graduate of Keene State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Computer Science. About the Company Abierto …

C-store Retailers Up Spending on Consumer-Facing Tech

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From: csnews.com C-store Retailers Up Spending on Consumer-Facing Tech May 31, 2013 By Tammy Mastroberte JERSEY CITY, N.J. — As consumer interest and adoption of technology continues to explode at a rapid pace, today’s retailers are investing time and money to keep up with and capitalize on this growth. For the convenience store industry, tech concerns run the gamut from consumer-facing technology, such as mobile payments, mobile applications (apps) and text marketing to the corporate and store systems running behind the scenes that keep them operating every day. The growth in consumer-facing technology is evident in the number of c-store …

Abierto Networks Hires Business Development Manager

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, May 17, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store industry, today announced that it has hired Carol Hayes as its Business Development Manager. In this newly created role Carol will be responsible for marketing and lead generation and will also have an active sales role. Carol was most recently Director of Business Development at Volicon, Inc. of Burlington, MA. In her capacity there she was responsible for identifying prospects in their target market, developing lead nurturing programs, administering CRM data …

Digital Coupon Users Spend 42% More Annually

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From: ProgressiveGrocer.com Digital Coupon Users Spend 42% More Annually May 14, 2013 Digital coupon users spend 42 percent more per year at supermarkets than the average shopper, a $1,029 differential. This trend reflects a 7 percent increase compared to 2011. According to a new report from research firm GfK, heavy digital coupon users (defined as the top one-third of redeemers) are among the most desirable shoppers, spending 50 percent more per shopping trip and $3,171 more per year than the average shopper. “Digital coupon users represent a powerful force in shopping trends and a key target group for marketers in …

Abierto Networks Announces Completion of Fund Raising

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, February 1, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store industry, today announced that it completed raising $505,000 of new financing. The funding round included company founders, a number of Maine angel investors, the Small Enterprise Growth Fund (SEGF) of Maine and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI). Terms of the financing have not been disclosed. The proceeds from the investment will be used primarily to expand the sales and marketing organization with a particular emphasis on growing the Digital Marketing Platform …