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Datatel’s Pay-By-Phone Hosted IVR Credit Card Payment Gateway Receives Heartland Payment Systems® Certification

Miami, FL (June 30, 2010) - DATATEL COMMUNICATIONS INC, a leader in Hosted IVR Telephone Payment Solutions, announced today that it has received certification from Heartland Payment Systems to process transactions via its Exchange host. This provides a simple and secure way for Heartland’s customers to take payments over the telephone.

Datatel’s Hosted Telephone Credit Card Payment Gateway provides businesses and organizations with the ability to automate processing of payments over the telephone 24/7, while meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements.

Receiving certification from Heartland allows Datatel to provide Heartland’s clients with an easy and secure way to take payments over the telephone without human intervention, 24/7, in a PCI compliant environment. As well, Datatel will be including Heartland as a preferred credit card processor for its Hosted IVR Credit Card Payment Gateway service as a standard option.

As a hosted solution, Datatel provides a telephone payment platform, secure connectivity to credit card processors, secure connectivity to back-office systems, plus a Payment Card Industry-(PCI) compliant environment with dedicated support.

As a hosted telephone payment solution, and by working with Heartland Payment Systems, we are removing the barriers that have prevented businesses and organizations from cost-effectively implementing secure payments by phone, said Barnard Crespi, Datatel CEO.

In addition to cost savings, customers also benefit from having access to the latest technology, a PCI-compliant environment and dedicated support. By avoiding the time commitment of dedicating development resources, keeping up with card industry security requirements, hardware and telecommunication infrastructure; customers enjoy rapid and worry-free implementation.

About Datatel Communications Inc
Datatel helps business and organizations automate the processing of credit card payments for products and services over the telephone 24/7, while meeting the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements. Datatel’s IVR services are employed by business and service providers to automate a wide range of customer interactions over the telephone. Datatel’s IVR success comes from over 14 years of research, development and continuous improvement in delivering IVR service models that provide organizations with reliability, flexibility and security. For additional information, please visit

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About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth-largest payments processor in the United States and delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, gift marketing and loyalty programs, payroll, check management and business solutions to more than 250,000 business locations nationwide. Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. For more information, please visit,, and

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