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October 2015 marked the end of another very successful year for STS. Having just turned 18, it is encouraging to see the company has once again exceeded its annual target, providing a positive start to the new financial year. We’ve also recently taken on 4 new developers, thus continuing our pledge to invest in our development team as part of our product led approach.

Here at STS, as a leader and specialist in payments software, it is great to see the results of the recent statistical analysis of card payments. The results show that in 2014, over 2,050 million chip payment cards were issued around the globe coming just three years after the figure exceeded the one billion mark, back in 2011.

Smart Technology Solutions Limited (STS) recently played host to a number of senior representatives from some of its most valued partners during a day of sun, food, drink and cricket.

Smart Technology Solutions Limited and Vodat International have once again successfully collaborated to jointly provide a managed payment solution, which reduces PCI DSS without the need to install a PCI accredited Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution, to another large UK retailer.

Beers and Chinese food aren’t an everyday occurrence in most jobs, however this was the case for the STS Development Team when they took part in the first ever STS Hackathon. Taking some time out from their usual jobs, the team spent the day working on several exciting mini-projects in a bid to see just what they could produce in a short amount of time.

As STS continues to operate successfully as a Product Led organisation, the company conducted a second survey of its partners, to determine which G8 Plugin they would find most valuable should it be added to STS’ product offering in the future.

After a very slow start contactless card usage is now accelerating rapidly in the UK, driven by many large retail chains installing contactless card readers at all of their checkouts/payment points, at the same time as card issuers offering contactless as standard when they reissue cards.

STS is pleased to announce that it has gained its latest EMVCo Level 2 approval; this time for its new G8 Toll Interface payment application supporting the Ingenico iSelf payment device.

We're pleased to announce that we have added a new section to our website called Product snippets. In this section, you will be able to learn more detail about our key products and solutions. This initiative is all part of our transition to being a “product led’ company.

Software Engineers at Smart Technology Solutions Limited (STS) have designed and developed a fully operational mobile payments solution. It was first demonstrated at Cartes in Paris, earlier this month.

As part of its Product Led approach, STS has conducted a survey of its partners to vote for the PIN pad readers they think should be supported in the future.

STS is pleased to announce that it has further extended its supported device range by becoming fully integrated with the Motorola MPM-100.

Employees of STS recently swapped their desks and computers for paint and paint brushes when we spent an afternoon volunteering our time to help paint a colourful mural to be displayed at a housing estate within the local area of Lambeth, South London.

Welcome Break, a leading UK motorway service operator, has revolutionised its entire in-store payments operations, significantly increasing payment transaction speeds and reducing customer queuing times.

Smart Technology Solutions (STS) has restructured its internal departments in a move that will see the company become a revitalised, product focused and agile organisation.