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Transaction Network Services (TNS Inc)

Transaction Network Services (TNS) offers a complete array of secure, reliable and flexible network connectivity and value-added services that help merchant acquirers, processors, payments innovators, retailers and financial institutions simplify complex payments infrastructures to easily conduct business anywhere in the world. 

We provide secure, mission-critical communications platforms which enable customers to confidently exchange information and handle billions of POS and ATM transactions worldwide every year. TNS operates some of the largest real-time networks in the payments industry and provides access to more than 400 acquirers, processors and banks across over 60 countries.

TNS is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service provider.

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Products & Services

TNSLink: Wired & Wireless Remote ATM Connectivity

TNSLink is a fully managed communications solution for ATMs, POS terminals, and self-service Kiosks worldwide. TNSLink is designed to improve uptime, increase revenues, decrease costs, and simplify operations with a highly secure solution that has a proven track record in the payments industry. TNSLink features flexible connectivity, state-of-the-art technology, secure communications, service availability qualification, multiple back-up options and an online portal providing visibility across your entire estate.

TNS Secure Internet Gateway

TNS Secure Internet Gateway is a payment delivery solution for IP-based transactions. It is a payment transaction only SSL/TLS gateway offering ultra-high availability, redundant access points, 24x7x365 support and a seamless migration path for acquirers and ISOs to deliver IP transactions securely and reliably to their processing hosts.  Features include a dedicated SSL/TLS gateway, an online management reporting and configuration portal, host isolation, protocol and message conversion, and additional capabilities such as DDoS protection, terminal white/black listing, pre-shared key authentication and X.509 client authentication.

TNS Dial

TNS Dial is the payment industry’s leading, managed dial payment transaction solution designed to securely and reliably deliver transactions from all types of terminals. TNS Dial has an impressive track record in the electronic payments industry. Over the past decade, it has securely delivered billions of transactions to their destinations and has built a reputation on security and reliability second to none amongst the leading processors and acquirers in the industry. Features include specialized architecture and message handling, monitoring and reporting, high availability, and global network reach. TNS Dial can simplify operation and save money while improving resiliency and security.

Managed Point-to-Point Encryption

Eliminate ‘clear’ cardholder data from your environment and simplify your compliance requirements with TNS’ suite of fully managed end-to-end POS encryption solutions. Supporting a range of hardware solutions from major terminal providers, TNS’ Managed Point-to-Point Encryption removes cardholder data from merchant POS applications, networks and servers, and securely delivers transactions to the appropriate processor(s).

Global Wireless Access

Global Wireless Access is a wireless m2m solution for POS terminals, specifically designed for the needs of the payments industry. It combines industry-leading features, such as strongest signal SIMs, enhanced SIM management, an advanced diagnostics portal and a dedicated terminal application. With comprehensive coverage across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific region, Global Wireless Access helps to significantly simplify the deployment and management of mobile POS terminals.

TNSConnect

TNSConnect provides secure, fully managed, resilient connectivity for the transmission of high volumes of credit, debit, gift, loyalty, eCommerce and other transaction types to leading acquirers, banks, processors and the wider payments community. Managing many connections to partners around the globe is costly and introduces multiple new risks. Additionally, trying to expand connections into new countries can be time consuming and can expose your organization to compliance risks. Utilize TNSConnect to simplify this process and expand your business faster in a more cost effective secure manner.

Transaction Network Services (TNS Inc)

Offices in US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil and New Zealand.

Regional contacts:

Europe & UK
Mark Collins
Managing Director, FinTech, Europe
+353 186 59201
[email protected]

Transaction Network Services (UK) Ltd
5 Europa View
Sheffield Business Park
Sheffield
S9 1XH
UK

Transaction Network Services Ireland Ltd
Suite 2, Third Floor
23 Shelbourne Road 
Ballsbridge
D04 PY68, Dublin 4
Ireland

Transaction Network Services S.A.S
1 Rue Saint Georges
5th Floor
75009 Paris
France

Asia Pacific
Michael Johnson
Managing Director, FinTech Solutions, Asia Pacific
+61 2 9959 0831
[email protected]

Transaction Network Services Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 1, Level 10, Angel Place
123 Pitt Street
Sydney
NSW 2000
Australia

U.S.
Dan Lyman
Head of FinTech Payments, North America
+1 866 523 0661
[email protected]

Transaction Network Services Inc.
10740 Parkridge Boulevard, Suite 100
Reston
Virginia 20191
USA

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The Coronavirus pandemic is something that very few, if any of us in the western world, have experienced before. Its impact to our society and communities will be prolific and is fundamentally changing behaviors, perhaps even cultures. However, it also presents an opportunity to reset and look at what’s next in order to thrive in the “new normal”.

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In a world where technology and convenience have turned customer demand into customer expectation, a new report published by Transaction Network Services (TNS) suggests that the majority of consumers are open to new experiences when they pay-at-the-pump.

What Next for the Payments Industry in 2020?What Next for the Payments Industry in 2020?

Wow. 2019 has been filled with mega-mergers, more consumer experience changes and another demanding period of evolution for the payments industry. A multitude of alternative payment methods hedging forward, security breaches with greater sophistication, and open banking offering as much promise as it does confusion. All that and we have a mixture of regulatory participation in many developed markets. So, what’s in store for 2020? TNS’ Vice President of Payment Solutions, Brian DuCharme gives us his insights and predictions into the potential developments and possible disruptions in 2020. 

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TNS’ Director of Product Management, Katherine Brown and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Michael Johnson take part in an ATMIA webinar about wireless ATM adoption. ATM telecommunications, particularly off premise deployments, continue to represent the second largest operating cost for deployers behind cost of cash. Listen to Katherine and Michael discuss wireless ATMs, what models have deployers chosen to adopt, and do they deliver the in-principle benefits of speed to market, operational efficiency around IMAC and good or better uptime versus traditional methods? What trends are there in other global territories that we don’t see in Asia Pacific?

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Interesting Findings in UK Survey of ATM UsageInteresting Findings in UK Survey of ATM Usage

Are consumers happy with the service and quantity of ATMs found in the UK and abroad? A recent survey carried out by Transaction Network Services on UK adults shows some interesting findings in the way we use ATMs in today’s ever advancing technological world.


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