For Immediate Release:


Date: July 15, 2002
Place: San Diego, California
Contact: Steve Eazell-Director National Sales and Marketing
Phone: 1-866-300-3376
Fax: 1-707-836-1979
Email: seazell@securepaymentsystems.com
Web www.securepaymentsystems.com


Secure Payment Systems (SPS) Now Certified on Talento Terminals

Secure Payment Systems, Inc. (SPS), one of the nation's leading providers of check and gift card services and the only combination provider of both electronic check conversion and gift card services, is pleased to announce that it has officially certified all of its host-based, electronic check conversion, imaging, and gift card processing services for use on the Thales Talento point-of-sale terminal family.

Combined with SPS' already extensive list of supported terminal platforms, this certification will give SPS the single largest list of point-of-sale terminal devices available for check and gift card processing services nationwide. Notwithstanding the above, and demonstrating ongoing technical innovation, SPS has additionally developed its own proprietary set of Windows™ PC programs designed specifically as "plug and play" electronic check conversion and gift card processing modules for retailers employing Windows™ based PC point-of-sale systems.

"We are extremely pleased to offer these pivotal point-of-sale platforms to our merchants, ISO's and sales agents. The combination of our advanced risk management systems, transaction delivery platforms, and extraordinary customer service capabilities ultimately bring substantially more value to the merchant services environment" commented Lin Fellerman, SPS's President, CEO, and Founder.

"SPS is an important and innovative service provider. We strongly believe Talento's ease-of-use and reliability make it a task-appropriate device for SPS' customers. We are glad to support their efforts to deliver excellent value-added services to the merchant acquiring community," said Fred Silverman, CEO of Thales' North American point-of-sale operations."

About Secure Payment Systems, Inc

Secure Payment Systems, Inc. (SPS) (www.securepaymentsystems.com) was founded nearly 6 years ago by Linden (Lin) Fellerman, former 20 year employee and 10 year President of the Telecredit / Equifax Check Services subsidiaries. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial achievement in transaction processing and risk management systems, Lin fosters a hands-on management philosophy resulting in what may arguably be the lowest merchant attrition rate in the industry. He attributes this success, and a 40% annual growth rate, to unprecedented customer service levels that begin and end with a philosophy that empowers sales agents and employees while rewarding and encouraging unusual attention to detail.

About Thales e-Transactions, Inc.

Thales is a $10 billion electronics, technology and services company in three primary global markets: Aerospace, Defense and Information Technologies. With a presence in 50 countries, Thales employs 65,000 staff worldwide. Thales has 3,000 employees based in the US where it generates 12 percent of its overall revenue. As an established global provider of point-of-sale (POS) terminal equipment, Thales produces and delivers solutions for retail, banking and transport organizations that simplify and secure electronic transactions. Thales' POS operations in North America are primarily located in Atlanta, with satellite operations in Illinois, Florida and Virginia.

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