Agreement Includes Nearly 9,000 ePort Interactive Devices, Positioning Them as a Leader in the Emerging Unattended Retail Advertising Market
"At Five Star Food Service, we pride ourselves on our ability to
recognize the potential in trends like cashless payments and advertising
for the unattended space. We continue to see USAT as a key partner
because of their track record of helping increase the Net Operating
Profit of our operation through analysis of the existing installed
Both companies share a truly strategic vision, with the closely aligned
goals of delivering a superior customer experience and service through
innovative technologies. In strengthening its partnership with USAT,
More and more often, consumers are looking for easier, better, faster, service and now, based on consumer demand, operations often require the ability to provide information about their healthier alternatives. USAT's ePort Interactive allows Five Star to be more effective and efficient in customizing best in class health and wellness programs for their customers. The Interactive devices allow for the promotion of corporate health and wellness initiatives via advertising campaigns and provide additional opportunities for consumer education about nutrition at the point of sale.
"The interactive screens are an important part of our overall digital
"The unattended and self-serve retail markets are leading the way in
terms of cashless payments, loyalty and convenience," said Stephen P.
Herbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Sales and Partnership Inquiries:
About ePort Interactive:
The ePort® Interactive is the industry's most advanced cloud-based interactive media and content delivery management system. It enables the delivery of nutritional information, remote refunds, loyalty programs, and robust, multimedia-marketing campaigns for the unattended and self-serve retail markets. The platform offers PCI DSS compliant security, and supports traditional magnetic stripe credit and debit cards, as well as NFC (Mobile Wallet) payments including Apple Pay and Android Pay.
About ePort Connect®:
USAT's ePort Connect service is a PCI-compliant suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of self-serve retail industries. Designed to be a "one-stop shop," services offered through ePort Connect include wireless and merchant account setup, simplified processing rates, settlement and reconciliation, 24 x 7 customer service and a host of value-added services including mobile payment, loyalty programs and integrated payment services for micro-markets and other POS devices.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including without limitation the business strategy and the plans and objectives of USAT's management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this release, words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," and similar expressions, as they relate to USAT or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of USAT's management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to USAT's management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including but not limited to, the ability of USAT to predict future market conditions and consumer behavior; the possibility that all of the expected benefits and efficiencies from the use of the ePort Interactive will not be realized by all vending operators and on all vending machines, or within the expected time period; whether, and the extent to which digital marketing platforms would increase sales for its customers. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Unless required by law, USAT does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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