Does the Quality of Solar Equipment make a Difference?

A deeper take on whether South Africans should consider quality equipment from a reputable supplier.

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 20, 2019 / — The South African economy rarely reaches the news with a positive headline. And when it happens, the Rand usually piggybacks on what is happening internationally. It has yet to grow based on local changes, instead of bask in the glory or downfall of an overseas economy.

Based on this knowledge, which directly influences living expenses in general, it is understandable that people want to save. This creates the problem of whether to focus on quantity or quality. And as with everything in life, not all solar panels are created equal. For example, monocrystalline panels look like polycrystalline at face value. But they are essentially different in terms of construction.

Monocrystalline panels make use of a solid silicone cell, whereas a polycrystalline panel is a combination of small cells. Both are efficient and effective while they have distinct differences, but where these panels were developed is what individuals should really be concerned about.

Picking up a solar panel at the local hardware/convenience shop can help depending on what it will be used for. However, it can turn out to be a guessing game once the panel is in use. Because without proper information about the panel, the output, or even a warranty of some kind, it is no surprise that so many South Africans still believe solar is not worth the investment.

The difference between buying panels off the street and going through an experienced supplier like Solar Advice is the knowledge and guarantee of the equipment being bought. For instance, Solar Advice provides specific details about panel brands, capabilities, specific warranties, and anything else that a consumer should be aware of. In addition, clients can ask for advice if there is something that is not clear to them.

At the end of the day, quality solar equipment means there is a level of expectancy. An expectancy to be durable and efficient for years to come, as supposed to only for a few months, which is the risk when investing in equipment that does not even have the proper packaging. Investing in quality solar equipment also means someone specific can be held responsible.

And while the prices of solar equipment are reaching a peak in terms of affordability, there is no better time like the present for South Africans to invest in their independence. Keeping in mind that solar arrays pay for themselves fairly quickly, it only makes sense to install quality equipment the first time.

A Da Silva
Solar Advice
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Source: EIN Presswire

New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association sponsors Jan. 24 Americana and folk art auction in association with Jasper52

Dentzel carved goat carousel figure in original paint, 1910, Philadelphia. Estimate: $30,000-$35,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

Carved longboat figurehead in old paint, circa 1840-1860, 12 x 11 x 8 inches, mounted for wall display. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

Justus Englehart Kuhn (active 1708-1717), oil on canvas, Annapolis, Maryland, circa 1710, sight 39 x 29 inches; frame 45 x 35½. Estimate: $32,000-$43,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

377-lot auction includes fine Americana and folk art consigned by group’s member-dealers

The 377-lot auction focuses on excellent-quality Americana and folk art sourced entirely from NHADA member/dealers.”

— NHADA member and auction curator Cliff Wallach

NEW YORK, N.Y., UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 / — The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), one of the largest organizations of its kind, consists of nearly 300 knowledgeable members dedicated to integrity and fairness in all business dealings. The NHADA has teamed up with Jasper52 to present a January 24 auction featuring items consigned solely by members of the prestigious trade organization. Jasper52 helps select auction houses, dealers, galleries and now associations to conduct themed auctions whose goods are vetted by auctioneers and appraisers. Absentee and live online bidding for all Jasper52 auctions is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

"The 377-lot auction focuses on excellent-quality Americana and folk art," said NHADA member and auction curator Cliff Wallach. One of the top items is a rare carousel goat carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro in the early 1900s at the Dentzel shop in Philadelphia’s historic Germantown neighborhood. With its original paint, the life-size carousel goat is one of a few that have survived in this condition. It is expected to sell for $30,000-$35,000.

Of the dozen paintings offered in the auction, perhaps none is more charming than the portrait of a girl and her dog by Justus Englehart Kuhn, a German immigrant who settled and worked in Annapolis, Maryland, from 1708 to 1717. Several prominent Maryland families patronized Kuhn, and the girl in this painting is possibly one of the Carroll children. The Maryland Historical Society owns two identified Kuhn paintings of children. This painting, which measures 39 by 29 inches, has a $32,000-$43,000 estimate.

The auction contains many antiques originating in New England. Native to New Hampshire is a cast-iron rooster weather vane manufactured by Rochester Iron Works in Rochester, New Hampshire, circa 1860. The barn-topping bird retains its original sheet-metal tail and an old weathered surface. It comes with a metal base for display. Est. $12,000-$13,500

A wooden bust of a young woman served as a figurehead of a boat in the mid-1800s. Measuring 12 by 11 by 8 inches, the carving in old paint is believed to have come from a longboat used by a ship’s crew to go ashore. Est. $10,000-$12,000

Virginia folk artist Frank Finney (b. 1947-) has been carving decoys since he was a child. His entry in the NHADA auction is a well-executed running quail showing the extraordinary form that Finney so capably depicts through carving. Leaves and acorns are carved into its 8-inch-long base. The realistically painted gamebird measures 6½ inches tall by 9 inches long. Est. $1,200-$1,700

Another auctiοn highlight is an 1890s gambling machine made by Caille Bros of Detroit. The countertop coin-op machine would award cigars to the player spinning a winning poker hand in the reels. Its wooden case is surmounted by an ornate nickel-plated front. The machine is original and in working order. Est. $2,000-$2,500

Additional treasures in this large auction include quilts, hooked rugs, toys and gameboards, tramp art, trade signs and mocha ware, to name but a few of the standouts.

The NHADA auction of Americana and folk art, hosted by Jasper52, will take place Thursday, January 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

The NHADA also sponsors the annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, which features 67 of the country’s finest antiques dealers. The 2019 edition will be held Aug. 8-10 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Visit the NHADA online at

Jessica Mizrachi
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Source: EIN Presswire announces the Top 50 Ecommerce development agencies to rely on for the year 2019

Top ECommerce Developers for 2019

The Top Ecommerce Development Firms – 2019, through a systematic evaluation found the top 50 ecommerce development companies that are offering unmatched ecommerce development services.

For Ecommerce, the most important thing is Trust”

— Jack Ma

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 18, 2019 / — The technically evolving business world has changed the business and marketing circumstances vastly. The traditional ways of marketing products are no more yielding the profits as anticipated. Ecommerce is the new age business form and the most effective way of selling products to reach the targeted community on all the grounds. The survival in the market has extremely become technology dependent. Wholesaling of the products will also be effectively done through an Ecommerce set up, as a wider range of audience can be reached.The companies we have found out of our research are incredible in building an appealing and cost-effective Ecommerce solution that will stay profitable for the business owners and sellers with all the technical features being fulfilled and the market needs being accomplished.

To market groceries, consumer products, cloths, electronics, etc., an ergonomically designed Ecommerce website or a mcommerce solution will be helpful in profit making. The millennial business systems are likely to achieve success in their respective field if they are technically well built to satisfy the customers who mostly rely on smart online deals. As per your service and products, an apt Ecommerce solution can be built with the help of these 50 reliable service providers.

The Ecommerce development service providers listed here are the professionals capable to create an excellent world of business through effective Ecommerce techniques. Today, the Ecommerce solution extend to mobile as well. The firms are recognized worldwide for their works and for successfully mobilizing big brands and startups on various platforms. The teams can resolve your Ecommerce development needs exclusively with all the user friendly aspects that will lure your customers to stick to you for ages.

Here are the 50 promising Ecommerce development agencies that ceaselessly work in delivering Ecommerce solutions with high potential, offer users the ease of ordering products, and sites that perform incomparably great to offer increased ROI.

The most efficient Ecommerce development service providing agencies
STX Next
iMOBDEV Technologies
Solution Analysts
Sloboda Studio
Moon Technolabs Pvt ltd
TRooTech Business Solutions
Konstant Infosolutions
Chrome InfoTech
Dev Technosys Pvt Ltd
Mobisoft Infotech
RapidValue Solutions Inc
Daffodil Software
Parangat Technologies

The Finest Ecommerce development companies in USA
Consagous Technologies LLC
Zymr, Inc.
SteelKiwi Inc.
Softweb Solutions Inc
Metizsoft Solutions
End Point
Exinent, LLC

The top Ecommerce development agencies in India
PS QuickIT
Rapidsoft Technologies
MobileCoderz Technologies
DS Web Technologies P. Ltd.
Lemosys Infotech Pvt Ltd
Matrix Media Solutions (P) Ltd.
Techment Technology
DigiMantra Labs
Biztech Consulting & Solutions
Emizen Tech Private Limited
ONjection Labs Pvt Ltd

The reliable Ecommerce development service providers in Australia
Let's Nurture
The NineHertz
ARKA Softwares

The top rated Ecommerce development firms in UK
Promatics Technologies
Octal IT Solution
Quy Technology
Codiant Software Technologies
Ranosys Technologies

About TopDevelopers is a leading directory for mobile app, web and software, and digital marketing service agencies. With an opportunity to understand and know the developers market worldwide, they research, analyze and choose among the best app development firms. TopDevelopers introduces the service providers to their seekers in order to find the best for the seekers needs.

Gillian Harper
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Solar Geysers versus Heat Pumps for the South African Climate

Discover more about alternative energy options and replacing conventional water heating

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 18, 2019 / — At this point in time, there is no need to get into obvious reasons for switching to renewable energy. Apart from the environmental necessity, the current state of affairs at Eskom is not showing signs of letting up. Instead, higher tariffs are being requested in a desperate attempt to simply cover significant debt for the singular energy provider.

The logical solution is to make the switch to renewable/alternative energy sources. And one of the more significant steps South Africans can take would be to replace the conventional water heating system in their homes. Given that almost 50% of energy costs can be tied to the geyser, considering options like solar panels and heat pumps to take over the responsibility can save a lot of money.

But which one is better, the solar geyser or the heat pump?

At face value, the solar geyser might be the first solution to jump to mind. Based on the sunny climate of the country, nobody can go wrong by investing in solar. However, this does not mean it is the perfect solution for every household or business. And to get a better perspective on what these alternative energy sources offer, here is a breakdown of pros and cons.

Solar Geyser Pros and Cons

– The initial investment is typically more affordable
– The installation process is less complicated
– The lifespan of a solar array is longer
– Effectively heats water up to 70 – 80 degrees Celsius
– Does not require a connection to the power grid
– Little to no maintenance
– No moving parts and very durable

– Needs to be installed and mounted at a specific angle
– Depends on the grid during the night and through cloudy weather (assuming there is no battery bank)
– Slightly less efficient than a heat pump

Heat Pump Pros and Cons

– Does not require a specific spot or angle during installation
– The energy produced depends on temperature variations, not sunlight, meaning it is not limited to day time like solar (assuming the solar array does not have a battery bank)
– Effectively heats the water up to 85 degrees Celsius
– Uses only a third (33%) of the energy it takes a conventional geyser element to heat water

– Higher initial investment
– The life span of a heat pump averages between 5 and 10 years, whereas solar can be effective for up to 20 years
– Heat pumps run on electricity, although they are incredibly efficient

At the end of the day, South Africans need to look at their situation, compare the pros and cons, and make an informed decision. The good news is that Solar Advice stocks both solar geysers and heat pumps. Plus, objective advice about these systems is also available, just in case more clarity is necessary.

A Da Silva
Solar Advice
+27 616969153
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Source: EIN Presswire

Returns solution ZigZag Global receives multi-million GBP investment from Circularity Capital

ZigZag Global – Leading Returns Solution for Retailers

Circularity Capital leads multi-million GBP investment in ZigZag Global, the leading returns solution for retailers.

ZigZag has developed a powerful solution for retailers to address the growing challenge posed by e-commerce returns”

— Ian Nolan, Circularity Capital

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 18, 2019 / — Returns solution ZigZag Global receives multi-million GBP investment

Circularity Capital LLP, the specialist private equity firm supporting growth stage European SMEs in the circular economy, continues to build its portfolio, leading a multi-million pound growth funding round in ZigZag Global, a software solution for retailers to optimally manage the return, consolidation, and resale of products both domestically and internationally. The investment was also backed by US Silicon Valley investor Plug N Play Ventures.

Circularity Capital’s investment will further accelerate the rollout of the solution to bluechip retailers. Clients include Topshop, Selfridges and GAP amongst others.

E-commerce return volumes are growing at 10-20% per annum. In the US market alone, 2.5 million tons of returned goods end up in landfill, the equivalent of the volume of waste produced by 5 million Americans.

ZigZag's multi-award winning SaaS platform enables retailers to reduce the costs and waste associated with returns whilst dramatically improving and simplifying the customer returns experience and speeding up the time to refund. ZigZag grades returned products and can consolidate, refurbish, locally redistribute, recycle or even resell stock internationally.

The system reduces parcel journeys by up to 65% by identifying opportunities for the repacking and redistribution of returned products within the country of delivery, resulting in a measurable reduction in the wastage and carbon footprint associated with retail returns. ZigZag also reduces the cost and transit time of returns and has been proven to reduce customer related service enquiries by 40%.

Circularity Capital’s investment in ZigZag is consistent with its hands-on approach of backing businesses capturing new sources of value through circular business practices. Circularity Capital’s investment will see it play a key role in supporting the management team accelerate its international roll out plan. Ian Nolan, partner at Circularity Capital, has joined the ZigZag Board.

Ian Nolan, Partner at Circularity Capital, said: “ZigZag has developed a powerful solution for retailers to address the growing challenge posed by e-commerce returns. Our investment in ZigZag is highly aligned with Circularity’s focus on using the circular economy to identify opportunities to drive financial value creation in parallel with positive environmental and societal impact.”

Al Gerrie, founder of ZigZag, commented: "Circularity Capital’s investment will play a key role in fueling our market growth. In addition to allowing us to reach more customers, the funding will allow us to further develop our product offering to deliver even more value for retailers. We placed significant emphasis on bringing on board an investor who brings more than just capital to the table – Circularity Capital’s specialist network and insight in the circular economy was a great fit for us in this regard“.

About Circularity Capital:

Circularity Capital was founded in 2014 to deliver value for investors by supporting SME growth and innovation in the circular economy. Circularity Capital’s investment strategy specifically addresses the increasing challenges faced by traditional linear, ‘take-make-dispose’ models of production and consumption. Circularity Capital seeks out businesses that can out-perform the market and their linear competitors by applying the circular economy framework through enhanced resource productivity. Circularity Capital targets investments in profitable, fast growing European SMEs operating across the circular economy. Investors in the fund include global financial institutions, family offices and strategic corporate investors.

About ZigZag Global:

ZigZag Global is a software solution to help ecommerce retailers manage returns domestically and globally.

The ZigZag platform connects major retailers to a global network of over 220 warehouses to over 100 carrier solutions and 26 marketplaces in over 130 countries – all from a single integration. ZigZag uses predictive analytics to understand the most cost effective and energy efficient route to work out if a retailer should hold and resell returned products in local markets or bring them back via consolidation.

ZigZag's mission is to help retailers become more sustainable whilst cutting costs by up to over 50% and improving the speed of customer refunds by getting stock back in the supply chain more quickly. Clients include leading global retailers in clothing, footwear, sports, health and beauty and other verticals.

ZigZag is listed in the Retail Tech Top 50, The StartUps Top 100, Disrupt 100 and ZigZag recently won the 2018 Disruption and Innovation Award, 2018 World Post and Parcel Awards for Ecommerce and Innovation, 2018 Postal Pitch in Washington, 2018 Millennial 20:20 Ecommerce Enabler, 2017 ShopTalk Startup award along with a 25,000 Euro prize. It also won the 2017 Sustainability Award in Milan, 2017 Innovation Award at IRX, StartUps 100 Winner 2017. 2016 Global award at the World Retail Congress in Dubai for innovation, Mark of Excellence – Disruptor of the Year 2016 – Supply Chain Awards, Winner at London Technology Week – GetInTheRing. ZigZag is also proud to be a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Contact ZigZag: Please see more info at

Patrick Eve
ZigZag Global
+44 203 286 8223
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Circularity Capital leads multi-million GBP investment in ZigZag Global, the leading returns solution for retailers.

Source: EIN Presswire

Announcing the Appliances Connection 4 Day Sale with the Buy More Save More Program

Appliances Connection 4 Day Sale

Luxury Appliance Savings

For a limited time, Appliances Connection is offering amazing savings in addition to our already competitive prices during the 4 day sale.

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, January 17, 2019 / — We at Appliances Connection pride ourselves on being known as a one-stop shop for large appliances. We’re doubling down on that reputation. During our 4 Day Sale from 1/18 through 1/21, we'll also be holding our Buy More, Save More Event. Check out these generous instant savings we’re offering on qualifying brands.

When you buy 2 appliances, save $60.00 instantly.

When you buy 3 appliances, save $150.00 instantly.

When you buy 4 appliances, save $250.00 instantly.

When you buy 5 appliances, save $400.00 instantly.

When you buy 6 or more appliances, save $600.00 instantly.

Choose from these qualifying brands: Bosch*, Frigidaire, Electrolux, LG, Samsung, Maytag, and Whirlpool. We’re not stopping there, though. Appliances Connection is letting you combine this deal with existing manufacturers’ rebates and savings. For instance, until 1/31, LG is offering a mail-in rebate of up to $500.00 on certain kitchen appliance packages. If you redeem that on top of the Buy More, Save More deal, that’s a total of up to $1,100 dollars off. Until 1/31, Bosch is offering a mail-in rebate of up to $600.00 on select appliance purchase you can stack on to Buy More, Save More for up to $1,200.00 off. Every qualifying brand is currently running a rebate and/or free appliance program. Check out our “Rebate Center” page for a full listing of what’s on offer.

There’s never been a better time to redo your entire kitchen with a new appliance set or get that washer/dryer pair you’ve been wanting. Act now. You don’t want to miss this amazing deal at Appliances Connection’s four day Buy More, Save More event.

*Buy More, Save More savings does not apply to Bosch Benchmark

Michael Vivar
Appliances Connection
+1 800-299-9470
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Bring Your Kids Down to the New York Tennis Expo!

WANTAGH, NY, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 / — Are you looking for something to do with your children on a Saturday afternoon?

Well look no further, because the 2019 New York Tennis Expo arrives at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with FREE fun for the whole family, including our expansive Kids Zone, on Saturday, February 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Kids Zone will feature both tennis activities and non-tennis activities, and we are sure to have something for everyone. There will be a 10&Under Mini Tennis Court presented by USTA Eastern where kids can get out on court, whether you are a regular player or a first-timer, and play some tennis. Kids will also have the opportunity to play on Stadium Court, and there will be instructors on-site helping out so make sure to bring your racket!

In addition, there will be a bouncy house inside the Expo Hall plus face painting, balloon animals, a Long Island Nets Inflatable Basketball Shot Game and a Speed Serve Booth.

Hudson, mascot for the New York Empire, will be on-site from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Dale the Eagle, mascot for the Long Island Nets, will be on-site from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. to entertain kids. We will also have a Princess on-site walking around and taking pictures with kids from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Click Here to preregister as an attendee and receive FREE Parking.

The local community is buzzing about the return of the New York Tennis Expo and we have already exceeded 4,000 preregistrants. Exhibitor and sponsorship space filled up fast, and we would like to take this opportunity to announce our newest round of sponsors and exhibitors:

►IMG Academy
►New York Life
►Eastern Athletic Clubs
►Camp IHC
►Future Stars Camps

The 2018 New York Tennis Expo is just 24 days away and we couldn’t be more excited about the vast array of activities and games that will be on-hand as well as the diversity and range of our sponsors, which will truly make the event a must-attend. More exciting updates regarding the activity zone, speakers, meet & greets and more to come soon!

For more information on the Expo, you can contact, call (516) 409-4444 or visit

Brian Coleman
+1 516-409-4444
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United Sports Publications, Ltd.

Source: EIN Presswire

Konstant Pitched as Top iPhone App Development Company 2019

Konstant Infosolutions - Top Web & Mobile App Development Company

Konstantinfo - Top Mobile App Development Company

Konstantinfo's Work on Behance

Streamlining iPhone app development, the latest listing by ITFirms rules out all explanations in 2019!

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 / — While we do not want to come off as conceited or arrogant, we wish to proudly share the news of our organization’ accolades on our website, social media, email newsletter, and other customer touch-points to ensure that our audience knows about it.

We’re excited to share that ITFirms (one of the most trusted and empowering research firms that are committed to celebrating the efforts and passion of top IT organizations), has yet again honored us by listing Konstant within top iPhone App Development Companies. This instills a passion for life-long commitment and creativity among the stakeholders for success in the global future.

To this Konstant’s co-founder and CEO, Mr. Vipin Jain, reacts, "We strongly believe in the holistic development of all our talents who have lead our iPhone application development strategies so far, to maximize value addition to business in-line with the philosophy of creating a pipeline of strong internal leaders, we provide cross-functional, cross-business exposure to passionate employees with a learning orientation and also bring a fresh perspective to business. We’ll continue to find ways to make developers happy and productive at every stage of their journey.” Stay tuned, it’s gonna be good!

About Konstant Infosolutions

Konstant Infosolutions is a 15+-year-old, premier mobile app development company. With its headquarters in Jaipur, India, and one of its development centers across the US, it has driven its efforts to reach out to a global audience via applications that are widely used, trusted and loved. Coming as a surprise to similarly experienced businesses around, Konstant has always strived to exceed expectations, applied innovative techniques and merged client's requirements at every stage of development. This has yielded a greater customer satisfaction which has gained us pride in what we do and has been awarded in the process. Having served varied industries, Konstant’s major solutions include on-demand app solution, chat solutions, directory app solution, beacon solutions, classified app Solution, mobile app development solutions, and e-commerce.

Vipin Jain
Konstant Infosolutions
+1 310-933-5465
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Powertranz Launches New Platform to Support EMV and PCI Validated P2PE Point of Sale Card Processing

Powertranz removes complexity in face-to-face card payment acceptance across the Caribbean

With the deployment of Powertranz we have solved an important issue in the Caribbean. We have removed the dual entry requirement, significantly improving a merchant’s ability to reconcile transactions”

— Chris Burns

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, January 16, 2019 / — Powertranz Ltd., a newly incorporated card payment solutions provider, in partnership with First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global online payment gateway, today announced the launch of Card Present payment platform, Powertranz.

Powertranz is a modern, robust payment gateway that provides Integrated Point of Sale (POS)/Card present transaction processing, including EMV and PCI Validated Point to Point Encryption (P2PE), for merchants across the Caribbean.

The first and only truly integrated Card Present payment solution incorporating PCI Validated P2PE in the Caribbean, Powertranz provides POS software vendors with a lightweight integration point to enable integrated payment solutions for merchants.

Powertranz currently supports Chip and Pin, Chip and Signature, and Magnetic Stripe read capabilities across 17 Caribbean countries.

The fully equipped payment platform features PCI Validated P2PE, the PCI Council’s standard for End to End encryption, via Powertranz’s partnership with Bluefin Payment Systems. PCI validated P2PE encrypts card data at the point of contact with the payment terminal, removing all clear text credit card data from the merchants’ systems.

This largely reduces PCI Scope and protects merchants from credit card data breaches, which continue to trend upward on a global scale.

Key Features

• Full integration between POS software and payment terminal
• Elimination of price and credit card data manual entries
• Elimination of costly dual entry mistakes
• Cleansed transactional data sent back to POS software in real time
• Protection from costly data breaches
• Sensitive card data encrypted at all times
• Improved ability to reconcile transactions
• No requirement for POS software vendor to do costly EMV certifications to processors
• PCI Validated P2PE protection on each transaction
• PCI authorized scope reduction

According to Powertranz CEO, Chris Burns, until now, the Caribbean market lacked a truly integrated EMV solution. POS software and payment terminals did not have access to the required integration points.

“With the deployment of Powertranz we have solved an important issue that existed in the Caribbean for many years. We have removed the dual entry requirement, which significantly improves a merchant’s ability to reconcile transactions,” he said. “And thanks to Bluefin, we can provide PCI Validated P2PE solutions within POS environments which not only greatly reduces the merchant’s PCI Scope, but also gives them industry leading protection from costly data breaches. This is a major step forward for the Caribbean payments industry.”

Ronnie Viera, COO of Powertranz added: “We are extremely pleased that, after 3 years of design, development and testing, Powertranz is now available to the market. The new gateway was built with a fully redundant systems architecture using the latest in technology. As well, we have released a state-of-the-art merchant portal web application to provide merchants with deep insight into their transaction processing activity.”

Powertranz is available now to Point of Sale merchants across the Caribbean. For more information, please visit

About Powertranz

Powertranz is a sophisticated Card Present payment platform that processes integrated Point of Sale transactions, including EMV and PCI Validated Point to Point Encryption (P2PE), in the Caribbean marketplace. Powertranz is the first provider of PCI Validated P2PE in the Caribbean via its partnership with Bluefin Payment Systems. The company is based in Bermuda. For more information, please visit

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider that specializes in the Caribbean. Headquartered in Bermuda, FAC provides merchants with multi-currency online payment solutions, tokenization services and PCI validated Point to Point Encryption solutions. As well, FAC provides merchants and banks with fraud management services including AVS-only, CVV, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, the US, Canada, and the Latin American Caribbean Region. Customers include Sandals, Digicel, PriceSmart and Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

First Atlantic Commerce
Tricia Lines Hill – SVP Business Development & Marketing
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Tricia Hill
First Atlantic Commerce
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Source: EIN Presswire

BlueStar SeniorTech Partners with CarePlus Home Health

Leading aging-at-home senior technology company extends product line to prominent Montgomery County, Maryland home care agency.

Like CarePlus, we treat our customers like family. We are excited to be partnering with a locally-owned company whose values mirror our own.”

— BlueStar SeniorTech CEO, Robert Wray

ROCKVILLE, MD, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 / — BlueStar SeniorTech announced Friday that it has formed a strategic partnership with CarePlus Home Health, one of Maryland’s leading residential home health agencies.

BlueStar’s partnership with CarePlus is an opportunity to reach hundreds of new senior citizens throughout Maryland, helping them to live in an environment where they can age in place at home, with peace of mind.

BlueStar and CarePlus share similar visions: Empowering aging Americans to live and age comfortably inside their homes for as long as they are able – Safe, Healthy and Connected!

“BlueStar is happy to be partnering with one of Montgomery County’s best home care agencies,” said BlueStar SeniorTech CEO Robert Wray Jr. “Like CarePlus, we treat our customers like family. We are excited to be partnering with a locally-owned company whose values mirror our own.”

“Heather and I are especially excited to be partnering with BlueStar SeniorTech,” said Tom Najjar, founder and president of CarePlus. “We are big believers in using technology to supplement a customer’s overall home care experience. We are happy that BlueStar will find new ways to keep the families we serve age safely within their homes and stay connected with their loved ones.”

About BlueStar SeniorTech

Founded in 2013, BlueStar SeniorTech’s mission is to help aging seniors, veterans and their family members age safely within the comfort of their homes. BlueStar began offering aging-in-place technology and other products to non-veterans in 2015 because of increased consumer demand. The company offers a combination of aging-in-place technology products and services to help seniors remain healthy, safe in their homes and connected with their loved ones. BlueStar is veteran-owned, and it is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). BlueStar is committed to hiring veterans, including disabled and wounded service members.

About CarePlus

CarePlus is a licensed residential service agency by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Founded over twenty years ago by Tom Najjar, CarePlus’ mission is to provide personalized quality care at a reasonable price. Tom and his wife, Heather, CarePlus’ director of nursing, are focused on hiring the best caregivers and providing a higher standard of customer service.
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Justin Hawkins
BlueStar SeniorTech
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Source: EIN Presswire