IVI Checkmate announces chainwide rollout of customer-activated touch screen terminals

-- Leading home improvement chain orders an additional 15,000 e(N)-Touch

1000 terminals for customer credit and debit payment, signature capture

and value-added services at all checkout lanes --



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from IVI Checkmate Corp.

    ATLANTA, GA, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - IVI Checkmate Corp. (NASDAQ:   CMIV);
 (TSE: IVC/IVI) announced today the chainwide rollout of e(N)-Touch 1000(TM)
 terminals by Home Depot (NYSE:   HD) of Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1978, Home Depot
 is the world's largest home improvement retailer and ranks among the ten
 largest retailers in the United States, with fiscal 2000 sales of $45.7
 billion. The Company also announced an additional order for 15,000 e(N)-Touch
 1000 units that will complete the chain-wide rollout.
     Initially, the world's largest home improvement retailer will use the
 e(N)-Touch 1000 to implement credit card payment signature capture and
 customer line item display at all checkouts and customer service counters. As
 a second phase, Home Depot will implement online debit, a tender type that
 costs significantly less to process than a credit card. The e(N)-Touch 1000
 provides touch screen technology that enable retailers to implement
 graphically based consumer payment and value-added services that drive
 incremental sales.
     Lloyd Baylard, executive vice president and general manager of IVI
 Checkmate's Retail Solutions group stated, "The e(N)-Touch 1000's signature
 capture capabilities will assist Home Depot in reducing the level of
 chargeback losses incurred by automating the credit card signature process
 while reducing the amount of receipt paper printed at the checkout. The e(N)-
 Touch 1000 also enables Home Depot to implement online debit, a tender type
 that costs significantly less to accept than a credit card. Being touch screen
 based, the e(N)-Touch 1000 will enable Home Depot to implement other value-
 added customer services in the future."
     Danny Branch, information systems vice president at Home Depot stated,
 "The e(N)-Touch 1000's touch screen and graphical user interface positions
 Home Depot to implement applications at the checkout that improve customer
 checkout efficiency and lower our ongoing operational expenses. We are now
 rolling it out to all store locations."
 
     About Home Depot
 
     Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement
 retailer, with sales for fiscal 2000 of $45.7 billion. The company employs
 more than 230,000 associates and has 1,166 stores in 47 states, Puerto Rico,
 seven Canadian provinces, Chile and Argentina. The company is ranked sixth in
 Fortune magazine's 2001 list of the Top 10 Most Admired Companies in America
 and is America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer for eight consecutive years.
 Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   HD) and is included
 in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
 
     About IVI Checkmate
 
     IVI Checkmate is a major electronic transaction solutions provider in
 North America. The Company designs, develops and markets innovative payment
 and value-added solutions that optimize transaction management while lowering
 our customer's cost of payment at the point of service within the retail,
 financial, travel & entertainment, health care and transportation industries.
 Ingenico, its strategic partner, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture and
 distribution of smart card-based and secured transaction products and systems.
 Ingenico's installed base, which exceeds 3 million point-of-service terminals,
 serves the needs of customers in over 70 countries and territories. See
 www.ivicheckmate.com for more information. See www.ingenico.com for more
 information.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements subject
     to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation
     Reform Act of 1995. Management cautions that these statements
     represent projections and estimates of future performance and
     involve certain risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual
     results could differ materially from those anticipated in these
     forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors including,
     without limitation, rapid and significant technological developments
     that could delay the introduction of improvements in existing products
     or of new products; the Company's dependence on its limited suppliers
     of component parts of its products; the Company's dependence on a
     limited number of third parties to manufacture its products; the
     Company's dependence on its proprietary technologies (which may be
     independently developed by competitors); the Company's dependence
     on a small number of large retail customers; the potential fluctuation
     in financial results as a result of the Company's inability to make
     sales to large customers as well as the volume and timing of bookings
     received during a quarter and variations in sales mix; competition
     from existing companies as well as new market entrants; the Company's
     dependence on key personnel; and other factors that are contained
     in documents that the Company files with the U.S. Securities and
     Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE IVI Checkmate Corp.
    ATLANTA, GA, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - IVI Checkmate Corp. (NASDAQ:   CMIV);
 (TSE: IVC/IVI) announced today the chainwide rollout of e(N)-Touch 1000(TM)
 terminals by Home Depot (NYSE:   HD) of Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1978, Home Depot
 is the world's largest home improvement retailer and ranks among the ten
 largest retailers in the United States, with fiscal 2000 sales of $45.7
 billion. The Company also announced an additional order for 15,000 e(N)-Touch
 1000 units that will complete the chain-wide rollout.
     Initially, the world's largest home improvement retailer will use the
 e(N)-Touch 1000 to implement credit card payment signature capture and
 customer line item display at all checkouts and customer service counters. As
 a second phase, Home Depot will implement online debit, a tender type that
 costs significantly less to process than a credit card. The e(N)-Touch 1000
 provides touch screen technology that enable retailers to implement
 graphically based consumer payment and value-added services that drive
 incremental sales.
     Lloyd Baylard, executive vice president and general manager of IVI
 Checkmate's Retail Solutions group stated, "The e(N)-Touch 1000's signature
 capture capabilities will assist Home Depot in reducing the level of
 chargeback losses incurred by automating the credit card signature process
 while reducing the amount of receipt paper printed at the checkout. The e(N)-
 Touch 1000 also enables Home Depot to implement online debit, a tender type
 that costs significantly less to accept than a credit card. Being touch screen
 based, the e(N)-Touch 1000 will enable Home Depot to implement other value-
 added customer services in the future."
     Danny Branch, information systems vice president at Home Depot stated,
 "The e(N)-Touch 1000's touch screen and graphical user interface positions
 Home Depot to implement applications at the checkout that improve customer
 checkout efficiency and lower our ongoing operational expenses. We are now
 rolling it out to all store locations."
 
     About Home Depot
 
     Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement
 retailer, with sales for fiscal 2000 of $45.7 billion. The company employs
 more than 230,000 associates and has 1,166 stores in 47 states, Puerto Rico,
 seven Canadian provinces, Chile and Argentina. The company is ranked sixth in
 Fortune magazine's 2001 list of the Top 10 Most Admired Companies in America
 and is America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer for eight consecutive years.
 Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   HD) and is included
 in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
 
     About IVI Checkmate
 
     IVI Checkmate is a major electronic transaction solutions provider in
 North America. The Company designs, develops and markets innovative payment
 and value-added solutions that optimize transaction management while lowering
 our customer's cost of payment at the point of service within the retail,
 financial, travel & entertainment, health care and transportation industries.
 Ingenico, its strategic partner, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture and
 distribution of smart card-based and secured transaction products and systems.
 Ingenico's installed base, which exceeds 3 million point-of-service terminals,
 serves the needs of customers in over 70 countries and territories. See
 www.ivicheckmate.com for more information. See www.ingenico.com for more
 information.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements subject
     to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation
     Reform Act of 1995. Management cautions that these statements
     represent projections and estimates of future performance and
     involve certain risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual
     results could differ materially from those anticipated in these
     forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors including,
     without limitation, rapid and significant technological developments
     that could delay the introduction of improvements in existing products
     or of new products; the Company's dependence on its limited suppliers
     of component parts of its products; the Company's dependence on a
     limited number of third parties to manufacture its products; the
     Company's dependence on its proprietary technologies (which may be
     independently developed by competitors); the Company's dependence
     on a small number of large retail customers; the potential fluctuation
     in financial results as a result of the Company's inability to make
     sales to large customers as well as the volume and timing of bookings
     received during a quarter and variations in sales mix; competition
     from existing companies as well as new market entrants; the Company's
     dependence on key personnel; and other factors that are contained
     in documents that the Company files with the U.S. Securities and
     Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE IVI Checkmate Corp.