Data Age Software Obtains NTEP Certification
Largo, FL- April 20, 2012 - Data Age Business Systems (Data Age), a leading provider of Financial Transaction Software Solutions, which includes its pawn shop management system known as PawnMaster® and its software designed for gold buyers sold under the Buy/Sell Plus™ brand, announced it obtaining NTEP “National Type Evaluation Program” certification from the NCWM “National Conference on Weights and Measures”.
Both the Pawn and Gold buying industries have been undergoing rapid growth given gold prices. The need to mitigate transgressions by integrating software with scales used to weigh gold and other precious metals in these environments has become extremely appealing. With more pawnbrokers entering the market and with Gold Buyers materializing in brick and mortar storefronts, online, malls, kiosks, hotels, and home gold buying parties the need for standards has increased. Not only is it important for customers, but business owners also need to make sure that transactions are beyond reproach and protective measures are in place to ensure calibration of scales and automating the capturing of weights and other measures.
Data Age’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Victor Guzman shared the company’s position “As software vendors we can help prevent fraud and negligence by constantly striving to integrate more means to accuracy”, Although Guzman’s statement was from the standpoint of a software manufacturer, he later went on to stress the “ethical imperative for pawnbrokers and gold buyers to ensure integrity” within their workers when dealing with customers. Guzman continued prompting consumers to take preemptive measures by getting written quotes that can be compared against each other and to advices other vendors to follow suit by certifying their applications.
Kurt Floren, Chairman of the National Conference on Weight and Measures concurred with Data Age and expounded on the diligence required to ensure the public is assured accuracy and transparency when buying or selling precious metals and stones. Floren encourages consumers to “report any suspicious activities or practices to their local Weights and Measures agency”.
The NCWM “National Conference on Weights and Measures” is a professional nonprofit association of state and local weights and measures officials, federal agencies, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. NCWM has developed national weights and measures standards since 1905. The organization brings appropriate and varying interests together to keep pace with innovative advancements in the marketplace.
About Data Age
Data Age Business Systems is a leading provider of Financial Transaction Software Solutions designed to help businesses improve profitability, comply with regulatory environments, and to implement controls that facilitate decision making, diversification and growth. Data Age’s focus is the alternative financial services and point of sale industry where it has served thousands of customers. It provides software solutions to Pawnbrokers, Check Cashing, Payday Loan, Gun Shops, Liquor Stores, Retailers and Title Loan businesses. In addition, the company provides Credit Card Merchant Processing and off-site Data Storage services. For further information, contact Corporate Communications at 727-582-9100 x103.