Are You Ready to Tap and Go?

April 25, 2016
Today’s mobile payments use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to exchange payment data between the mobile device and credit card terminal. Have you tried to “Tap and Go” yet?Mobile Payments.JPG

2016 Global Security Report Details Last Year’s Data Security Incidents

April 21, 2016

trustwave screen shot

The recently released Trustwave Global Security report investigated data compromises across 17 counties. Here are some of the highlighted findings:

  • 35% of all incidents were in North America
  • 23% of the investigations were in the retail industry, 14% in hospital and 10% were in the food and beverage sector
  • 60% of breaches targeted payment card data
  • 41% of breaches were detected by victims themselves (up from 19% in the previous year)
  • 5% of email spam included a malicious attachment or link

To access the entire report, click the link below.

2016 Trustwave Global Security Report

And…. We’re Off to Transact16

April 19, 2016

OMEGA Processing Solutions is headed to Transact16, the only payments industry show where all the players come together to meet, partner and drive innovation. Presented by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), Transact16 boasts 4,000+ attendees, 200+ exhibitors and over 55,000 feet of exhibitor space.

OMEGA attendees will participate in the following six educational track sessions:

  • Security technologies
  • Mobile payments
  • Going global
  • Investments and funding
  • Integrated payments
  • Politics and Policy

In addition, daily keynote sessions will feature discussions from industry-leading companies, including VeriFone, Discover and First Data.

And then, there’s the exhibit floor, where the industry’s latest, cutting-edge technology can be experienced. In fact 70% of Transact16 attendees ranked the exhibit floor as the most valuable aspect of the show.

OMEGA Processing Solutions will be reporting “live” from the show all week, sharing our insights. We’re looking forward to a valuable week, and — most importantly — coming home and putting our new knowledge to work.

Day 1

Family Fun All Day Long

April 18, 2016

Skatetown USA Celebrated as OMEGA MVP

Looking for an activity to get the whole family out of the house for a fun filled evening? Look no further than Skatetown USA in West Chester, Ohio, where you can experience an exciting and enjoyable event that is sure to leave a lifelong impression on you and your family!


When it comes to roller rinks, Skatetown USA owner, Ken Roesel knows his stuff. “I have been operating a roller rink since 1986 and worked my way through the ranks,” Ken said. “Eventually I was able to buy my own business!” And that’s exactly what he did.

Opening back in 2003, Skatetown USA quickly became Cincinnati’s premier roller skating and entertainment facility. Not only does the venue offer an above-average sized skating surface but it also has an extra-large seating and concession area, serving snacks, pizza, and also, beer.

Need a place to host your child’s next birthday party or team banquet? Skatetown USA has a variety of programs and packages to fit the needs and size of any group.

Still trying to teach your kids how to skate? With their five week program, your child will be able to spend their Saturday mornings in lessons and fun activities.

But Skatetown doesn’t just offer family fun activities. They also offer a place to host events. “Skatetown does not only do roller skating, but can also host many other events including conventions, expos, meetings, and shows,” Ken said. “We are the largest facility with open space in the West Chester area.”

Skatetown USA is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for open skating and offers private parties during the week. They are located at 8730 North Pavilion Drive in West Chester, Ohio. For a full schedule and more information on the venue, check out their website or visit their Facebook page, and plan your next family outing, today!


The OMEGA MVP program was organized to help recognize, celebrate and promote the merchants, vendors and partners of OMEGA Processing Solutions. Skatetown USA has been an OMEGA merchant since May 2015.

Chip and Dip — An Explanation

April 15, 2016

With more than 50% of all US credit cards now containing chips, EMV transactions will continue to rise. “Dipping” versus “Swiping” at the point of sale might take a little getting used to, but here’s a simple breakdown of the transaction process.

EMV chip card transaction process

OMEGA Processing Solutions Ranks Among Region’s Fastest Growing Companies – Again

April 15, 2016

Fort Thomas-based Company Honored as Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55 Award Finalist

[Ft. Thomas, Kentucky] OMEGA Processing Solutions has been selected by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a finalist for the 2016 Fast 55 Awards. These awards recognize the Greater Cincinnati region’s 55 fastest-growing private companies. OMEGA has made six appearances on the list since 2007.

“OMEGA has appeared on the Fast 55 List for more than half of the years that we have been eligible to do so. This is a testament to our healthy and continued company growth,” says OMEGA Processing Solutions President, Todd McHugh. “We have made significant investments to sustain and improve that growth throughout our 13-year history.”

2016 marks the 12th year that the Business Courier has presented its Fast 55 Awards. To be considered for the list, companies must be based in the Greater Cincinnati region and average at least $1 million in annual revenue  over past three years. There are five revenue categories for winners which range from $1 million up to $100 million and over. The Fast 55 Finalists will be honored and winners announced at an awards event on June 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

Northern Kentucky-based OMEGA Processing Solutions offers payments processing, ecommerce solutions, mobile payments, point-of-sale system integration, short-term capital funding and gift card programs to thousands of businesses across the United States. The company has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the BBB Center for Marketplace Ethics. OMEGA Processing Solutions has also made four recent appearances on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. For more information please visit or call 866.888.9724.

About the Cincinnati Business Courier

The Business Courier is the leading provider of breaking local business news for the Greater Cincinnati region. The Courier currently reaches more than 50,000 business owners, professional and decision makers and provides the latest business news, sales leads and ideas to assist local business leaders.


The Mysteries of E-Commerce — SOLVED

March 31, 2016

You go online to make a purchase or payment. You click to pay, THEN what happens?? Take a look!

Online purchase process

Interested in how e-commerce solutions can help your business? Click or call OMEGA Processing Solutions at or 866.888.9724 Ext. 7.




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