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ATM Machines To Go Wireless Through Deal Between Swipe USA and Transaction Network Services


San Francisco - Transaction Network Services, Inc. (NYSE: TNS), a leading provider of business-critical network and data communications services for transaction-oriented applications, and Swipe USA, a leading Bay Area ATM management firm, today announced that Swipe USA has selected the TNS ATMLink solution and will begin piloting in select San Francisco locations within the next 30 days.

TNS will enable Swipe to expand its ATM offerings with faster machines powered by high-speed wireless communication, providing speedier transactions, bundled services for retailers and convenience for consumers. The partnership also opens up the flexibility of placements for merchants to place the ATM anywhere in the store.

“We’re pleased to partner with TNS and expand the range of our ATM services,” said Ron Christensen, CEO of Swipe. “After we complete the pilot program, we expect to deploy high-speed wireless at all of our ATMs nationwide by 2007.” Swipe provides full-service ATMs at consumer accessible locations like the Metreon, Burger King, Mel’s Diners and Planet Juice franchises across the nation. The firm is currently expanding throughout the west coast and is always looking for partners that can elevate its offerings like TNS.

“Swipe is delivering the latest technology to its ATM customers with ATMLink,” said Kent Phillips, vice president of sales self-service solutions at TNS. “ATMLink provides both the merchant and ATM manager greater flexibility, resulting in better customer service. We’re pleased that Swipe USA has selected TNS.”

About Swipe USA

Founded in 1999, Swipe USA is a full-service ATM management firm that provides automated financial services to retailers and consumers. Swipe USA aims to revolutionize the banking experience by delivering automated financial services that provide accessibility, dignity, and convenience for all. For more information, visit

About Transaction Network Services, Inc.

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is one of the leading providers of business-critical, cost-effective data communications services for transaction-oriented applications. TNS provides rapid, reliable and secure transaction delivery across multiple vertical markets and trading communities.


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