November 15, 2004

Electric Cooperative Services

Rural Electric Cooperative Provides Bill Payment, Prepaid and ATM Financial Kiosk Services to Cooperative Members and Community

DURANGO, Colo., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- La Plata Electric Association, Inc. (LPEA) positions itself to provide electronic prepay, bill pay and concierge services to cooperative members and community businesses this month with the launch of its first kiosk.

The solution, provided by Widefield LLC, Cities in Touch and KIS, offers Durango and surrounding area residents, businesses, tourists and LPEA cooperative members these benefits:

* Serves bill pay counter traffic more efficiently with kiosk payment locations, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Kiosk payments can be made by cash, debit card or through a checking account. Bill pay for additional businesses is also available. Demos may be viewed at http://www.payallbills.com.

* Makes recharging prepaid electric smart cards more accessible and less dependent on open service hours. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, this application allows customers to recharge their EZ Pay cards when they want.

* Allows customers to access cash withdrawals with ATM functionality.

* Gives kiosk owner potential revenue stream and community involvement with Partners in Success(SM) program capability of providing advertising and ecommerce options to businesses.

* Other applications not in use at LPEA include debit card and payroll card dispensing.

La Plata Electric Association plans to implement its first kiosk in a vestibule at its central office in Durango followed by conveniently located sites throughout the community.

About Widefield, LLC.
Widefeld is an innovator in advanced billing and metering solutions and works with customers to produce focused innovative solutions applied intelligently to meet customer satisfaction objectives.
Editors can reach Widefield at 480-575-2726 or via email at [email protected]

About Cities In Touch
Cities In Touch creates, designs and develops interactive awareness solutions that reach into the community providing equipment, advertising, information, ATM, HR applications and other customized capabilities. Its Partners in Success(SM) program takes into consideration the importance of locating solutions in optimum locations.
Editors can reach Cities in Touch at 501-767-3426 or via email at [email protected]

About KIS
Founded in 1993, Olea is the established leader in the design and manufacturing of unattended self-service kiosks for Financial Services, HR, Retail and other electronic self-service information terminals. Editors can reach KIS at [email protected]

Contacts:
Joan Collins, Widefield, LLC, 480-575-2726; [email protected]
Ray Pierotti, La Plata Electric Association, Inc. 970-247-5786; website at http://www.lpea.coop


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Posted by Craig at November 15, 2004 10:27 PM