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Cardtek Group’s Palmaris Software Drives Everlink’s Instant Card Issuance Solution to an Innovative 2012

January 30, 2013

DES PLAINES, Illinois, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading Canadian provider of comprehensive,
innovative and integrated payment solutions & services, experienced a strong year with
regards to their award-winning – and Cardtek Group powered – Instant Card Issuance (ICI)
solution. In 2012 they became the first in North America to successfully add a payment
application to a certified EMV chip card, post-issuance, and to provide financial
institutions with the ability to instantly issue fully personalized Interac Flash(TM)
debit cards in-branch.

Powered by Cardtek Group’s Palmaris Instant Issuance software, ICI was introduced in
April 2011 to assist financial institutions with the issuance of EMV Chip, PIN and now
contactless debit cards. Since that time, Everlink and Cardtek Group have worked
diligently to enhance the capabilities of the platform used for in-branch issuance of EMV

“Cardtek Group has been a great partner and continues to work with us to bring new,
Canadian specific, EMV enhancements to the Palmaris platform,” says David Hooper, Vice
President of Product Management at Everlink. “For example, we have just completed
certifying the system to produce dual interface contactless Interac Flash cards, which
means that our credit union and bank clients can instantly issue contactless enabled EMV
Chip in their branches.”

Cardtek Group’s Palmaris Instant Issuance Platform is the most robust and cost
effective card issuance software available in North America today. With more than ten
years of international experience, Cardtek Group provides financial institutions with the
ability to be card and personalization equipment (printer) independent – Everlink
currently deploys two different makes of card printer / encoders and uses cards from
multiple card bureaus. This is a differentiator for the Palmaris system and means that it
is the most flexible instant issuance solution available.

“Cardtek Group is proud to be able to support Everlink, the clear leader in technology
innovation in the Canadian Financial industry”, says Gregg Smith, Cardtek Group NA Sales
and Marketing Manager.

        Gregg Smith
        NA Marketing and Sales Manager
        Cardtek Group


        Jim Hackett, Vice President,
        Business Development Everlink Payment Services Inc.
        65 Allstate Parkway, Suite 100 Markham, ON L3R 9X1
        Local: +1-(905)-946-5860  |  Mobile: +1-(416)-518-4606


Source: PR Newswire