Worsley Expands with TNS

Worsley Operating Corp. is extending its broadband network to cover the Lil Cricket brand it acquired earlier this year, after signing a new deal with Transaction Network Services.

The new deal builds on the success Worsley has achieved with TNS’ FusionPoint solution since switching to broadband just two years ago.

Based in Wilmington, N.C., Worsley is a convenience store chain with 210 stores throughout North and South Carolina. In 2006, its stores changed from dial-up to IP communications for their ATM and POS terminals by utilizing the TNS FusionPoint solution. Worsley uses FusionPoint to simplify its communications infrastructure for debit and credit card transactions, fuel tank monitoring and a variety of back office applications. The solution will now be used in the 88 newly acquired Lil Cricket convenience stores across South Carolina.

Kevin Kolb, IT Director at Worsley Operating Corporation said TNS’ FusionPoint solution is playing a crucial role in enabling the chain to consolidate communications at all of its stores.

“We are planning on expanding our capabilities in the near future by using this solution to support PaySpot (prepaid cards) and TeleCheck (check verification) services," Kolb said. “One of the key benefits is the timeliness of data getting to our corporate systems. With many processes online, it is a quick and simple process. The solution also benefits our customers by increasing the speed of card payment processing. Customer wait time has been significantly reduced since implementing FusionPoint, compared to the previous dial-up service.”

By taking advantage of FusionPoint, Worsley Operating Corporation can rely on the security and performance of TNS’ PCI-DSS certified backbone network and around-the-clock helpdesk services with live real-time support. TNS also provides all necessary network components and communications hardware essential for this application.

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