Elo Partners with FreedomPay to Transform the Digital In-Store Experience

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FreedomPay, the global leader in Next Level Commerce™, and Elo, a leading global provider of interactive solutions and interactive display solutions, announce the integration of Elo’s M60 Pay handheld computer with FreedomPay’s secure commerce technology.

Built to accept today’s popular payment and loyalty cards, the M60 Pay has a built-in EMV, magnetic stripe reader and NFC for cards with either chips or strips and digital contactless payments. The Android®-based M60 Pay computer can transform from a mobile to a fixed POS solution with the optional docking station, expansion module and Elo touchscreen monitor.

Together, FreedomPay and Elo are reinventing the digital in-store experience by uniting Elo’s innovative and interactive solutions with FreedomPay’s industry-leading commerce technology platform to create a secure, frictionless, unified shopping experience for global consumers while supporting merchants with robust loyalty and data analytics capabilities.

“The M60 Pay makes decentralizing the checkout process and taking payments anywhere easy,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO at Elo. “The partnership with FreedomPay will bring enhanced functionality and security to create a more personalized experience for consumers.”

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform offers many benefits to merchants and their customers, including:

  • The ability to unify commerce across properties, channels, and regions within a single open, fully agnostic, flexible platform;
  • A touchless ecosystem that supports contactless payments, QR technology, Apple Pay, and Google Pay; and
  • A fully integrated end-to-end solution enabling secure payments, identity-as-a-service, loyalty, and business intelligence.

“Consumers are looking continually for new payment functionality and greater customization when it comes to payments. The partnership with Elo will give customers secure and seamless checkout experience expected with FreedomPay coupled with the innovative and modular designed solutions from Elo,” said Tom Durovsik, Founder & CEO of FreedomPay.

To learn more about the solution, visit FreedomPay at NRF booth #4250 or Elo at NRF booth #5803 to request a demo.

About FreedomPay
FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock-solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award-winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

About Elo
As a leading global supplier of interactive solutions, #EloIsEverywhere. To date, Elo has deployed more than 25 million installations in over 80 countries. A new Elo touchscreen is installed every 21 seconds, on average, somewhere in the world. Built on a unified architecture, Elo’s broad portfolio allows its customers to easily Choose, Configure and Connect & Control to create a unique experience. Choose from all-in-one systems, open-frame monitors and touchscreen monitors ranging from 7 to 65 inches. Configure with Elo’s unique Elo Edge Connect® peripherals that allow use-specific solutions. Connect & Control with EloView®, a secure, cloud-based platform for Android-powered devices. EloView enables secure deployment and management of a large network of interactive systems designed to reduce operating costs while increasing up-time and security.

Consumers can find Elo touchscreen solutions in self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, interactive signage, gaming machines, hospitality systems, point-of-care displays and transportation applications, to name a few. Learn more at EloTouch.com.


Jennifer Tayebi
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for FreedomPay
+1 734 395 0780

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PENTAX Medical to launch new premium video processor and endoscope series

PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor (EPK-i8020c) and the i20c endoscope generation obtain CE marks

TOKYO, Jan. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — PENTAX Medical, a division of HOYA Group, has obtained CE marks for two of its latest innovations; PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™, the new premium video processor, and the i20c video endoscope series. Developed with a focus on healthcare provider’s needs, the new video processor maintains compatibility with PENTAX Medical’s recent endoscope models[1], and sets new standards in combination with the new i20c video endoscope generation.

PENTAX Medical INSPIRA(TM) Video Processor

Optimum image quality

PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor delivers striking image quality with any PENTAX Medical endoscope[2]. Compatible with two connection types, it allows for upgrading the legacy endoscopy portfolio[1] to the latest imaging standards. As a result, the image quality of current endoscope generations meets high-class clinical needs, for an extended duration of time. This smart feature thus extends the lifecycle of each endoscope for greater sustainability, while continuing to meet the highest standards of modern imaging and visualization.

Enhanced user experience

PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor was developed with a focus on healthcare providers’ needs. It combines cutting-edge functionalities in one plug-and-play solution with intuitive usability. The video processor is controlled via a customisable, state-of-the-art touch panel, equipped with innovative image enhancement functionalities and 4K image processing. This ultimately enables physicians to focus on what is really important; achieving optimal clinical outcomes.

Next generation endoscopes with superior ergonomics

The i20c generation of endoscopes is designed with superior ergonomics for healthcare professionals and exceptional imaging for the highest quality of procedures. Physicians instantly benefit from outstanding manoeuvrability, angulation and handling, combined with further improved vision. The unique control body and light-weight connector of the i20c video endoscopes are designed to further optimize the endoscopic workflow.

Rainer Burkard, Global President at PENTAX Medical, comments: “PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor not only upgrades legacy instruments’ imaging capabilities, in combination with our new i20c endoscope generation, it is a milestone for endoscopy. In line with our commitment to continually innovate products, this cutting-edge solution provides a future-proof platform and we are proud of the ground-breaking image quality it brings.”

About PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group. The company’s mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY.

PENTAX Medical strives to align with the healthcare community’s Triple Aim goals through transparent partnerships with its customers and by providing the highest quality solutions to help them reach their goals, including enabling customers to improve patient outcomes by offering evidence-based solutions across the continuum of care; ensuring value by supporting the customers to improve their efficiency and minimise their healthcare costs; and enriching patient and provider’s experience by empowering every member of the care team to achieve optimal outcomes through products, education, and support.

Focused on the outcome instead of technological features, PENTAX Medical listens to the healthcare community and their patients, understands their daily obstacles and helps improve endoscopy with smart innovations.

For more information: http://www.pentaxmedical.com

About HOYA

Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, HOYA Corporation is a global technology and med-tech company and a leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products. HOYA is active in the fields of healthcare and information technology, providing eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, intraocular lenses, optical lenses, as well as key components for semiconductor devices, LCD panels, and hard disk drives. With over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, HOYA currently employs a multinational workforce of 37,000 people. For more information, please visit: http://www.hoya.com.

[1]90i, i10, J10, 90K and i10c series endoscopes.

Not all models are compatible. For detail, contact your local PENTAX Medical service facility.

[2]90i, i10, J10, 90K, i10c and i20c series endoscopes.

Not all models are compatible. For detail, contact your local PENTAX Medical service facility.

Document Control Number:  MKGEN-3765EN-G Rev 1 (v1.3)

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Heilbron police seeks community assistance to help find missing person

FREE STATE – Heilbron detectives are requesting assistance from the community in locating a missing man named Mojalefa Mkhuma (26).

It is reported by his mother that Mojalefa left his home on 24 November 2022, to go to an initiation school in Heilbron. He never returned until today.

It is further reported that Mojalefa was seen being assaulted at one of the initiation schools in Heilbron on 20 December 2022. It is not clear what happened to him after the alleged assault.

Mojalefa is reportedly mentally challenged, and the description of his clothing at the time of his disappearance is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding Mojalefa’s whereabouts must contact Detective Sergeant Mosito Letshele on 076 791 5660 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or send information through the MySAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service (SAPS)

Body of a man found dumped in a suitcase

MLUNGISI – The body of 37-year-old man was found in a suitcase dumped at Pahlane Street Newvale on Sunday, 15 January 2023 at about 10:00

Police were summoned to the scene and on arrival they found the body in a suitcase in a stream. Upon investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was reported as missing person on Saturday, 14 January 2023. A case of murder was opened and one suspect was arrested and will appear before Komani Magistrate Court soon.

Source: South African Police Service (SAPS)

Police nab 17 suspects for drug related crimes in the Free State

FREE STATE – The police worked with several stakeholders to nab 17 people for drug-related crimes over the past weekend and seized drugs worth thousands of rands.

Five suspects were arrested in quick succession for dealing in drugs by the Mangaung Metro Tactical Response Team on Thursday 12 January 2023. The team received intelligence on drug trafficking and peddling. They visited five places of interest, arrested the five suspects, and seized dagga, crystal meth, and cash.

At one of the places of interest, a suspect was arrested inside the Southern Landfill Site at about 11:00. The team searched the landfill site’s temporary erected living structure and discovered sachets of crystal meth, a ball of crystal meth, and dagga. The 27-year-old man, who is also a foreign national, was arrested.

Following information about three identified locations where dagga and drugs are being sold, the Petrus Steyn Station Commander, Detectives, and Phuthaditjhaba Tactical Response Team conducted a special operation at Mamafubedu,Petrus Steyn. They searched three houses where they found dagga and crystal meth drugs from six individuals they apprehended.

On Friday, information was received from Provincial Counter Narcotics about a white Scania truck with a GP registration number travelling on the N1 Highway. The truck was spotted and then pulled over near Ventersburg.Members discovered 2800 bundles of Khat plants packaged in boxes. A 53-year-old truck driver was arrested for possessing R280 000 worth Khat plant drugs.

The same day, members of Welkom Public Order Police Unit deployed in Mangaung Metro arrested five suspects and removed dangerous drugs from the streets. The team received information from community members about drug peddling in Phase 6 in the Bloemspruit area, they immediately acted on the given information. They seized drugs, including Mandrax, Chrystal Meth and CAT.

Cases were opened at the Petrus Steyn, Bloemspruit, Ventersburg and Kopanong police stations. The suspects will appear in court soon.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in the Free State, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane warned drug peddlers that police are on their heels. “I want to thank members who work tirelessly to apprehend drug peddlers who destroy our communities and take drugs from the street,” said Lt Genl Motswenyane.

Source: South African Police Service (SAPS)

Media Invitation: Police Ministry and SAPS management descend on Mpumalanga following triple murder

MPUMALANGA – The Minister and Deputy Minister of Police and the SAPS management, led by National Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, will on Monday 16 January 2023 visit Piet Retief in Mpumalanga, following the murder of a ward Councillor and two others.

According to police reports, Sbonelo Mthembu a 36 year old Councillor from Longhomes Township of Piet Retief and two acquaintances were gunned down on Friday 13 January 2023 by three unknown gunmen.

The visit to the area will see the SAPS brief the Police Ministry on the crime patterns in the policing area and interventions in place to deal with violent crime and other contact crimes. The visit to the Piet Retief policing area will also include a comfort visit to the family home of the slain councillor.

Members of the media are invited to attend the comfort visits to the bereaved families.

Source: South African Police Service (SAPS)