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Thursday, April 08, 2004
Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, is pleased to announce that the Touch & Buy System will be showcased during this year’s NACStech 2004 Expo in the New Product Demo Area. According to convenience store industry resources, the integration of technology into convenience stores continues at a fast pace. While an explosion of consumer-interface technologies at convenience stores -- such as pay at the pump -- dominated the mid-1990s, technology standards and business-to-business (B2B) technologies are now more prevalent, as retailers look for ways to increase efficiencies and reduce prices. Janet Sancho, Blackstone’s vice president of sales, says “The Touch & Buy System is an affordable and efficient way to sell a variety of prepaid products and services with speed and convenience. The interactive touch-screen sits on a counter allowing customers to easily access and view over 100 different prepaid products; thus significantly reducing cashier involvement in the sale process”. NACStech 2004--taking place May 17-19 in Grapevine, Texas, (near DFW airport)--presents new technology solutions to help retailers increase their bottom line and grow their business to meet the demands of tomorrow. There are learning opportunities in workshops, on the exhibit floor and through networking events. For more information visit A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services with thousands of retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone’s licensed products offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590.