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Thursday, February 21, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products, announced today that Blackstone Technologies, an internal consulting unit, now provides technology solutions for outside companies. According to Angel Pacheco, Blackstone’s chief technology officer, “Over the last few months, we have been developing applications and solutions for several companies around the world who are Blackstone partners or customers. Whether it was custom features for our POS terminal, specific reports or interfacing new and existing software packages. This group, specializing in transaction processing, telephony computer integration (CTI) and ecommerce, discovered a void for a solutions provider who was familiar with a variety of industries and their specific needs.” Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, added, “We believe the services of Blackstone Technologies will be in great demand. Blackstone has dedicated tremendous resources designing and implementing software engines and system architectures for our POS system and our Call Centers and it is our belief that we can assist others maximize their full potential.” Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone is privately owned, and managed by a team of executives experienced in payment processing, networking, information services, and prepaid telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, with the Blackstone POS which integrates the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/bank/EBT cards with the sale of prepaid cellular and calling cards into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, to the benefit of merchants and consumers across the United States. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services, call 1-800-639-9590 or visit Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.