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PayPAMS in the News:

PCS Managed Web Hosting Services for TrakNOW, REPORTrak and PAMS:

Over half of our TrakNOW customers now access their software via PCS’s managed hosting services over the World Wide Web with a guarantee of 99.9% up-time to our customers. These services have generated surprising popularity among our clients.

TrakNOW sees a 100% increase in the 07/08 school year.

TrakNOW is meeting and exceeding expectation as the most comprehensive back of the house software for the K-12 industry. While PCS TrakNOW is busy implementing new districts, our staff and developers continue listening to our customers to develop new features and functions to keep up with the demands of our clients, as well as, changing regulations. TrakNOW looks forward to working with our current customers and rapid continued growth with many new customers.

Unlock the Hidden Value in your School Nutrition Data.

The Power of NOW is at your finger tips. PCS REPORTrak brings your data together with the click of your mouse. With the modules of PCSNOW – Nutrition On the Web - you have the ability to share and view your data in formats of your choice. Read about one typical success story in our upcoming newsletter.

ANC ’08 Philadelphia, PA.

To all our customers who stopped by our booth to say hello and all our future customers and friends that showed interest in our technology solutions at the 62nd Annual Conference in Philly this year …we just wanted to say how nice it was to see everyone and what a pleasure it was meeting all the new faces. PCS hopes to see you -and those of you who could not join us this year- next year in Vegas!

As PCS is growing and gearing up for the 2008-09 school year, please meet a few additions to our PCS family:

New members joining our Sales team:

Matt DeFrancesco, based out of Philadelphia, our Regional Account Manager for the Mid Atlantic Region. Kenton Napier, based out of Loyall, Kentucky,our Regional Account Manager of the North Central Region.

Aaron Subar has joined PCS as Customer Relations Manager – many of you may already know Aaron as he has been busy connecting with PCS clients.

New members of our Support team who joined us as Certified Software Support Technicians: Andrew Washington, Eric Garcia, Rangy Abines and Linda Hermges.

Shirley Brady, as Administrative Assistant to our Technical Support Center. Shirley and Kaity are PCS first responders when districts call.

PCS continually seeks new technologies so you can make a difference where it counts. Listed below are some of the latest innovations that will surely enhance your operations:

Print to Mail™ Systems

Continues to be a favorite amongst PCS customers. The number of customers using Print to Mail is growing everyday. Fold and seal up to 2,800 F&R applications or notification letters per hour ...all this without leaving your desk! Fold n’Seal forms eliminate the cost and inventory of envelopes.

SchoolMessenger™ Desktop Calling System

PCS takes the chore of making hundreds of calls per week away from your staff by automating phone notification of low lunch account balance, F&R application status, weekly meal schedules, and much more.

FARS™

Federal Automated Recovery Systems Inc for Check Recovery. Our New Child Nutrition Guarantee Program Will Make You Smile: PCS partnership with FARS enables us to provide you this very important guarantee program absolutely FREE!! FARS guarantees all your checks upfront before they are collected. We guarantee stopped payments, closed accounts, business checks, frozen accounts, etc. (EVERY RETURNED CHECK GUARANTEED!!)

E-Control™

For your HACCP requirements. A wireless, web-centric temperature monitoring system which automates the record keeping chore to comply with HACCP principles. E-Control creates reports and will send out of range alerts to staff via e-mail, phone, pager, or fax, guaranteeing food freshness and minimizing spoilage. Ask your account manager about this exciting line of controls that is sure to save you thousands and increase your bottom line.

Reimbursable Meal Vending now comes in three flavors:
  • EZeats Meal Center to vend up to 144 meals.
  • Minnie Meal Center for smaller applications where you do not need the largest capacity offered in the industry, 60 to 80 meals.
  • Star Meal Center -a circular vending pattern dispensing 60 to 80 meals. Call your account manager for more details!
CS POS Patron Identification Products:
  • NED – Numeric Entry Device
  • FRED – Fast Read Entry Device
  • TED – Touch Entry Device
    …and now:
  • CellMax Systems’ VioMetrics™ solution.

PCS and CellMax Sytems, LTD. In joint development of a payment system for school cafeterias that operates on voice-based identification. By saying a name and student number, the student can cause his or her account data and photo to appear on the food server’s screen and be charged automatically. The system also can recognize parents’ voices when they call by phone. At press time, the system was scheduled to complete its first phase of pilot testing in May ‘07. New technology allows the system to sense an individual voice regardless of background noise in the lunchroom, and we’ve even managed to overcome cellular phone distortion.

PCS Repair Service Centers for out of warranty equipment:
  • PCS Revenue Control Systems
    560 Sylvan Ave
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

  • PCS Service Center
    11390 Knott Street
    Garden Grove, CA 92841

  • Circuit Electronics
    Circuit/Now Micro
    1645 Energy Park Dr Ste 200
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    circuitelectronics@gmail.com
    1-763-355-8143

  • Midwest Audio Visual
    2600 Wayzata Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    1-763-537-6550
PAMS releases PAMSFoRms.

An application which enables parents to apply for the Free and Reduced program online.

PAMS releases Student Account Activity Monitor.

The system allows parents to view a complete statement of daily debits and credits to their student’s meal account. Parents are able to view what their child purchased at the school cafeteria, item prices, and payment history.

PAMS releases the Lunch Phone.

Easy to use, parents can pay for their child’s meals by just entering their child’s meal account ID and credit card number. In addition, Parents can also monitor their child’s lunch account balance and check the dates and amounts of their most recent payments.

PAMS

Web based, Online Parent Account Management System.

PayPAMS.com

The Website provides parents with the ability to pay online for all school activities; food service, community education classes, athletic activity fees, and more.

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Calendar of Events for 2013

We are always on the lookout for opportunities to meet with you face to face and listen to your concerns and ideas.

PCS Revenue Control Systems supports the national and state chapters and participates in many conferences throughout the country. Chances are, we'll be at a state show or a conference close to you some time during the year! If you have questions about our presence at these shows, contact us at Info@pcsRCS.com. If you have questions about attending a show or the show itself, please contact the appropriate organization directly.

Conferences at a Location Near You!

Conferences are held at locations throughout the United States. Please select from one of the locations below.

AUG4-7 MSNA 57th Annual Conference
Mayo Civic Center Rochester, MN
AUG14 NJSNA Conference 2013
NJSNA Conference
Brunswick NJ
OCT17-20 SNASC Annual Conference 2013
MYRTLE BEACH CONVENTION CENTER Sheraton Hotel
NOV7-10 62nd NYSNA Conference NY
Rochester, NY
 
Jan '1412-13 SNA School Nutrition Industry Conference SNIC
Miami, Florida
JAN '1429-31 TASN Industry Seminar TX
 Galveston, TX
MAR '142-5 SNA Legislative Action Conference LAC
Washington, DC
mar '1413-14 36th Annual Alabama School Nutrition Association Expo AL
Birmingham, AL Booth #210
APR '1410-12 GSNA 59th Annual Conference
GA
Jekyll Island, GA -  Booth# 301
APR'1424-26 FSNA Annual Conference FL
 Lake Beuna Vista, FL
jun-jul 29-2 TASN Annual Conference TX
San Antonio, TX - Booth # 100
jul'1413-16 SNA Annual National Conference ANC
Boston, MA - Booth #1355