VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX-V: TNC) ("TIO") North America's leading bill pay technology provider today announced it will expand its bill pay kiosk program into the State of Louisiana through a joint partnership with the City of Ruston and Cayenta (a division of Harris Computer Systems). The partnership will support the launch of the City of Ruston's first pre-paid utility payments program.
"This innovative partnership integrates technology from different partners to offer utility customers in the City of Ruston more convenient methods to pay bills on time," said Hamed Shahbazi, CEO and Chairman of TIO Networks. "We're very excited to be working with Cayenta to offer this solution to City of Ruston
Cayenta provided the prepaid utilities module and TIO Networks provided the self-serve bill pay kiosks to implement the new program. The payment gateway is operated by Harris Computer, one of the largest providers of financial management software solutions.
"City of Ruston residents will now be able to make utility payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the two automated kiosks using cash, credit, debit or check," said Darrell Caraway, Public Utilities Manager for the City of Ruston. "The bill payment kiosks will reduce line ups, alleviate pressure on our staff, and make the customer service process much more efficient for our clients."
This partnership marks TIO Networks' first municipal government kiosk deployment in the State of Louisiana. TIO currently has more than 57,000 payment locations in all 50 states and continues to expand in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.tionetworks.com.
About TIO Networks
TIO is a cloud-based bill payment processor serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. With more than 55,000 endpoints, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient and secure bill paying. Visit: www.TIOnetworks.com. Join the conversation on www.twitter/tionetworks or like us on http://www.facebook.com/tionetworks
Cayenta is a division of Harris Utilities. With over 35 years of industry experience, Harris Utilities delivers software that enables utilities to improve business processes, enhance customer service and increase profitability. Thousands of customers depend on Harris Utilities' original and focused products that are developed directly for the utilities market. Harris Utilities mission is to create whole new categories of products that will transform the industry and evolve the smart grid. For more information, visit: www.harrisutilities.com
Harris is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time. Further information about Harris may be obtained from its website at www.harriscomputer.com.
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