Monday, June 19, 2006

PBT Signs Up Coast to Coast

New Florida Retailer Is First in Tampa to Offer Finger Scan Payments - MarketWatch:

"New Florida Retailer Is First in Tampa to Offer Finger Scan Payments

New Coast to Coast Family Convenience Store Embraces Leading Biometric Payment System to Offer Faster, Safer Transactions for Customers

ET Jun 19, 2006

TAMPA, Fla., June 19, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Florida residents can now conveniently and securely pay for groceries, takeout foods, car wash, and gasoline with the touch of a finger at a new retail location in Tampa. The service is the first finger-scan payment system in the state of Florida.

'Coast to Coast's unique convenience center concept, located at the corner of Florida and Bearss Avenue, is a great fit for incorporating biometric payments, and we are excited to be the first Tampa retailer to give our customers the convenience and security of paying with the touch of a finger,' said Amer Hawatmeh, president of Coast to Coast. 'The system debits a shopper's checking account just like writing a check or using a debit card, but without having to hassle with wallets, cards, PINs, paper or checks. Because account numbers are not exposed, the technology is helping us provide our customers with faster checkouts and more secure transactions.'

The new finger scan service is powered by biometric payments leader Pay By Touch(TM), which recently acquired BioPay and owns and operates the BioPay-branded biometric payment network throughout the country.

As an introductory offer, customers who enroll to use the BioPay-branded service at Coast to Coast will receive a free car wash with their gas purchase. On subsequent visits, "