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September 2015

August 2015

Insane Back To School Tech!

TechSmartt Video Review - August 6, 2015

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New ways to protect your credit card

Boston Globe - August 1, 2015

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Stratos snags $5.8MM

Reuter's PE HUB - October 2, 2014

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Stratos Launches Mobile-Payments Service With $5.8MM

Dow Jones Venture Wire - October 2, 2014

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Press Releases


Stratos Puts Its Members' Needs First

December 22, 2015

Stratos, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement in principal for Ciright ONE LLC (www.getmyone.com) to manage and fulfill all outstanding consumer and commercial orders.

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Stratos Launches EMV Chip Connected Payment Cards in Q4 2015 - Stratos adds chip and signature security to its award-winning payment solution

September 24, 2015

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced it will be adding EMV chips to its innovative Bluetooth Connected Cards. The addition of an EMV chip to the Stratos Card is part of a phased approach to the overall EMV security enhancements that the company has planned for its platform. The EMV chip will support a specific card issuers’ credit or debit card. This ensures Stratos members and card issuers with superior security, reliability and acceptability at point of sales systems whether EMV Chip or magnetic stripe enabled. Stratos members have the option to either use their EMV credit or debit card or sync any additional payment, gift, or loyalty card loaded into Stratos Card for immediate use. The combination of Stratos Card’s unique Dual Stripe technology with an EMV Chip makes acceptance rate higher than any other payment solution

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Eastern Bank Piloting Stratos Partner Program - Leading mutual bank and others to build mobile payment engagement, acquisition and loyalty using Stratos Connected Cards

September 17, 2015

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced Eastern Bank will be piloting Stratos’s new partner program that includes bank issuer, merchant & loyalty issuer, promotional and distribution opportunities. The Stratos partner program can help banks, merchants and businesses acquire and retain customers by delivering Stratos Bluetooth Connected Cards to their user bases.

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Stratos Card Wins Fast Company's Innovation by Design Award - Award Winning Connected Card Adds Third Product Award

September 14, 2015

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced it was selected as a finalist in the highly coveted Fast Company's Innovation by Design Award. Stratos competed against over 1500 international submissions – the most ever in the awards history. Other finalists included well-known brands such as Nike, JetBlue, Facebook and AirBnB. Stratos will be featured in the October issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands today.

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Stratos Card Selected as IDEA 2015 Finalist

July 8, 2015

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced its selection as a finalist in The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2015 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) competition—a recognition of design excellence in products, interaction design, service design, strategy, research, concepts and student designs in categories ranging from automobiles and commercial products to medical equipment and home furnishings.

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Stratos Connected Card Start-Up Wins at CRM

July 8, 2015

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced that it has maintained a consistent 93% satisfaction rate amongst customers for its "white glove" support, since it launched in March. With live chat, email, phone and social media support, Stratos is one of the few startups to offer this level of support, and provide direct contact with its customers.

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Stratos Awarded "Best of Show" at Finovate

May 22, 2015

Stratos Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced their "Best of Show" award for their demonstration of the Stratos Digital Card Issuance Platform at Finovate 2015, the world's premier financial technology conference.

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Stratos Unveils Digital Card Issuance Platform at Finovate

May 12, 2015

Stratos, Inc., the creator of the Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™, today unveiled the Stratos Digital Card Issuance Platform at Finovate Spring 2015, the world’s premier financial technology conference. The platform will allow card issuers to instantly fulfill digital cards, analyze real-time cardholder behavior, and increase loyalty and engagement.

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Stratos Card Begins Shipping In April

April 30, 2015

Stratos, Inc., today announced shipping of its Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™, the industry's first membership-based payment solution. Stratos Card combines credit, debit, membership, gift and other magnetic stripe cards in one digital Bluetooth card. After a successful March launch, Stratos begins shipping this month, offering bank-level security, and is smarter and more convenient than traditional payment cards. With its proprietary Dual Stripe technology, Stratos Card works in more places than any other mobile payment offering.

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Stratos Launches First-To-Market Connected Payment Card, Shipping April 2015

March 3, 2015

Stratos, Inc., today announced the launch of the Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™, the industry's first payment card that consolidates an unlimited number of plastic cards into one and works where traditional cards are accepted. Stratos Card members can load credit, debit, loyalty, membership and gift cards onto Stratos and make smarter and more secure payments with a familiar, universally accepted card form. The Stratos Card can instantly change into any card when needed, any time and anywhere.

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Stratos Announces "State of Wearable Technology" Research Study, Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Connected Devices & Payments

January 13, 2015

Stratos Inc., creator of the Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced results from its Stratos Wearables Payment study.  The consumer survey found that almost one out of three (30 percent) of US smartphone owners already own a wearable device. The most popular wearable type was a wristband like Fit Bit or Jawbone while the least popular were smart glasses like Google Glass and smart clips.

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When Americans Prefer Cards to Mobile Payments Like Apple Pay

December 19, 2014

Stratos Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced new findings from its Stratos Holiday Mobile Payment Survey. A majority of smartphone users (64 percent) preferred paying by cards since cards were accepted everywhere and 57% percent admitted that they were simply used to paying that way.

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30% of US Smartphone Owners to Use Apple Pay and Google Wallet during the Holidays

November 20, 2014

Stratos Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced results from its 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey. The consumer survey found that nearly one out of three (30 percent) US smartphone owners plan to use mobile payment offerings such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet for shopping in stores this holiday shopping season.

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Stratos Secures Over $5.8 Million to Launch Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform for Mobile Payments

October 2, 2014

Stratos Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced it has secured $5.8 million in funding to-date. Stratos combines all plastic cards into a single, smart, dynamic card, empowering people to make better, more informed payment decisions while simplifying transactions through a secure, familiar, universally accepted format.

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