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Cardtek Partners with TableSafe to Assist with Pay-at-the-Table Security Compliance Standards


International Payment Solutions Provider Accelerates EMV
Certification of RAIL Payment Platform

the world's leading provider of innovative end-to-end payment solutions
and technology, today announced its partnership with TableSafe
, maker of the first EMV-certified and PCI compliant
pay-at-the-table platform for full-service restaurants and the broader
hospitality industry, to assist with payment industry security
compliance and to help TableSafe streamline EMV certification of the
RAIL™ payment platform.

Cardtek provides EMV Contact and Contactless Level 2 Kernel software,
integration, and certification, enabling transactions at any EMV or
contactless terminal. Cardtek's US-based team has been providing EMV L2
Kernel solutions for over 15 years.

"Cardtek's experience and insight has been invaluable to our EMV
certification effort," said Steve McKean, President of TableSafe. "They
will continue to play a critical advisor role as we deliver the first
EMV-certified pay-at-the-table solution that's designed specifically for
the full-service restaurant industry."

The EMV liability shift exposes full-service restaurants to an increase
in chargebacks, which can negatively impact their bottom line. Until
now, full-service restaurant operators have not had a solution certified
to accept EMV cards using a pay-at-the-table format. TableSafe has
broken down this barrier, providing an EMV-ready solution that blends
seamlessly with normal table service.

The low-profile RAIL is an easy to use device housed inside a patented
billfold that replicates the traditional leather folio commonly used by
full-service restaurants to deliver guests' checks. Once the billfold is
opened, this payment agnostic platform enables guests to securely
self-pay with their credit card or Samsung Pay® – and soon will offer
the ability to pay with other mobile apps, including Apple Pay® and
Android Pay®. It also allows guests to auto-calculate tips, split the
bill multiple ways, and receive email receipts. Once the payment process
is complete, the RAIL enables guests to provide real-time feedback on
their dining experience, enabling the restaurant to gain valuable
insights on their food and service.

"TableSafe is setting a new standard for pay-at-the-table technology in
the hospitality industry and we're very excited to play a role in
helping the company achieve EMV certification of the RAIL payment
platform," said Ayse Sarigollu, Chairwoman at Cardtek. "This is the
future of payments for full-service restaurants."

About Cardtek:

Since 2001, Cardtek has provided innovative end-to-end payment solutions
to more than 150 customers in 25 countries, including financial
institutions, processors, telecom operators, personalization bureaus,
retailers, terminal and card vendors, and public transportation
authorities. Cardtek is a leading player in emerging mobile payment,
open-loop transit and wearable payment technologies. With 15 years of
experience in EMV, Cardtek is offering well-established solutions to the
US market from its new Silicon Valley Office. For more information,

About TableSafe, Inc.

TableSafe is transforming the way restaurants and other venues complete
their hospitality service. TableSafe provides a secure and innovative
payment platform that enables guests to fully execute the payment
process at the table while maintaining control of their payment
information at all times. TableSafe's RAIL™ payment platform offers the
versatility to accept any form of payment directly at the table,
including chip-enabled credit cards (EMV), traditional magstripe cards
and mobile phone (NFC) based software applications - all with the
security of point-to-point encryption (P2PE). The RAIL also increases
restaurant revenue, table turn and staff efficiency by minimizing trips
between the customer and POS system, enabling the staff to focus on the
dining guest. Visit
for more information.

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