Celebrations as STS Turns Twenty-One

Thursday, October 18, 2018

London, 18 October 2018  STS, the payments acceptance software specialist, celebrates as it turns 21 today with the launch of a new company website. www.stspayments.com Twenty-one years ago Steve Turner founded Smart Technology Solutions Ltd from his garden office in south London where he started developing point of sale payments software for retail merchants who were looking to support new Chip and PIN technology. Over the last two decades STS has continually innovated and as a product-led company helped merchants support the latest payment technologies including: contactless, mobile payments, point-to-point encryption, multi merchant implementations and cloud deployments.

Today, STS has a clear focus on serving the retail, fuel, airline, travel, logistics and government sectors. Critically the company continues to offer merchants independence from payment schemes, acquirers, PSPs and device manufacturers, thereby generating financial savings, flexibility and offering maximum choice. STS has two main products G8 and PayOp, which are taken to market via long-term strategic partnerships with sector leaders. A range of high quality professional services backs these up.

“I am extremely proud of all that STS has achieved over the years. We have helped many industry leaders and our software is used all around the world.” says Steve Turner, CEO of STS Payments. “This could not have been achieved without a great team of payment professionals and excellent business partners. It is particularly satisfying to have established the reputation of being the company to turn to for complex payments projects with unusual technical requirements.”

G8 allows secure payments acceptance in retail stores and on-board planes, trains, buses and ferries. It separates payments processing logic from an EPOS or business application and has been pre-integrated with a wide variety of PIN pads, business applications, payment gateways and acquirers. G8 supports a broad range of payments acceptance functionality, multi-merchant and cloud implementations as well as P2PE choices. Comprehensive offline transaction processing features make it particularly attractive to airlines and transportation operators.

PayOp is a powerful terminal and payments operational system which comprises traditional terminal management functions, such as device firmware updates, along with advanced features including asset tracking, transaction analytics and providing operational insight. PayOp allows you to establish independence from terminal manufacturers and run mixed estates.

Steve Turner concludes, “The payments industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change at the moment and the complexity continues to increase. We look forward with optimism to helping merchants satisfy today’s higher consumer expectations, the demand for increased payment options, greater use of the ‘cloud’ and support of yet more new technologies and standards.”

About STS

STS is a leading payments acceptance application developer with unrivalled EMV expertise. Although the company is based in the UK, we have supplied over 150,000 merchant implementations located around the world across multiple industry sectors. We offer merchants independence from payment schemes, acquirers, gateways, PSPs and device manufacturers, thereby generating financial savings and maximising their payments flexibility and future choices.

We are a product-led company that invests heavily in developing high-quality payments acceptance applications and features in order to remain at the forefront of payments innovation. This started with EMV Chip and PIN payments in which we became a global market leader and now includes contactless, in-store mobile payments, payment cloud implementations and the management of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our applications are designed to allow partners to establish competitive advantage. We have earned a reputation for trust, honesty and integrity by continually delivering high quality software and excellent support throughout our 21-year heritage.

Contact details:

Bing Dai, Chief Commercial Officer, STS


+44 (0)20 8680 0252