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Apriva Class A Certifies MEI’s Cashless Vending Solution

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, July 24, 2009 -- Apriva, the leading wireless solutions provider, announced today the Class A certification of the MEI Easitrax ™ cash and credit card solution for use in the unattended cashless payments market. This solution is currently operating with twenty-two customers in the bottling and full-line vending space through a market leading payment processor.

Apriva’s Intelligent Gateway and secure payment technology now enables electronic payments using MEI’s state-of-the-art hardware, creating a new managed solution for vending operators. Class A certification of the market’s leading hardware includes support for the full complement of Apriva’s thirty-seven payment processing system certifications including all of the top payment processors. Apriva will provide automated activation, boarding, specialized reporting, and the industry’s best help desk support to bottlers and vending operators using the combined services.

“By partnering with the leading hardware provider in the vending industry, we are able to offer a truly seamless solution with the highest level of security available in the market,” commented Bill Clark, General Manager of Apriva Secure Payments Division. “Apriva has a reputation for high quality, fully automated solutions, and our entry into unattended payments will offer the same superior experience for our vending customers.”

“Apriva brings the excellence in standards and performance to the vending market that they are known for in the secure wireless payments industry. Their comprehensive and secure point-of-sale solution makes them a great choice for vending operators,” said Jeff Jordan, Executive Vice President at MEI.

About Apriva:

Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solution provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance, high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale that make it easy and cost-effective to develop, deploy and maintain highly secure and reliable business critical mobile applications. Visit www.apriva.com for more information.

About MEI:

Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2007, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers).