SmartSoft's Award-Winning EMV Instant Card Issuance Technology Powers Canada's Everlink to ACT Canada Innovation Award Success

PASADENA, CA, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - SmartSoft, a leading provider of EMV based instant card issuance, Mobile/NFC, and EMV training and consultancy solutions to the global payment industry, reported today that its top Canadian reseller, Everlink Payment Services, a leading provider of Integrated Payment Solutions and Services to the Canadian marketplace, has received the prestigious Canadian Innovation Award from ACT Canada, an internationally recognized non-profit association and trusted knowledge resource in the payment and secure identity markets.

The Everlink Instant Card Issuance solution is powered by software developed by SmartSoft. Everlink is licensing SmartSoft's award-winning Palmaris (TM) instant card issuance product, which enables banks and credit unions to instantly issue EMV debit, credit or prepaid cards as well as PayWave and PayPass contactless cards. The Canadian Innovation Awards recognize organizations that have introduced innovative new technologies, applications or services into the market in the past year. ACT Canada awarded gold, silver and bronze awards, as well as honourable mentions in seven different categories. Everlink was a Silver award recipient in the Payment category for its instant card issuance product; a web-based, turnkey solution for the on-demand issuance of fully personalized EMV Chip debit cards in financial institution branches.

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ACT Canada is Canada's premier secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications.

About SmartSoft

SmartSoft is a Cardtek Group company, a leading innovator of EMV instant card issuance, NFC/Mobile solutions and EMV training and consultancy services to the global banking and payment industry. The company's broad of range of products include EMV solutions and training, pre-paid cards, payment processing, e-banking, NFC mobile payment solutions, fraud solutions and decision management, integrated testing products, terminal/card kernel, and loyalty solutions. The company has been approved, recommended and awarded by renowned institutions such as EPCA, MasterCard, VISA, EMVCo, MULTOS, SESAMES and ISO. All of SmartSoft USA's products are developed in compliance with International Card Specifications EMVCo, VISA, MasterCard, EPCA and MULTOS. Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., the company has operations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Visit

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