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July 09, 2001

For more information:  Michelle Robbins
                                 Maximized Software
                                 (415) 383-1389

MaxCharge Version 3.0: Online Credit Card Processing Component Adds Support for ISPs, Checking Accounts
ActiveX component securely processes credit cards over the Internet

Mill Valley, CA - Maximized Software, Inc. today released MaxCharge version 3.0, a major upgrade to its popular MaxCharge product that enables a merchant to securely process credit card transactions directly over the Internet.

"The ability to safely support multiple merchant accounts on a single computer is a significant enhancement to our component," said Ken Spreitzer, President of Maximized Software. "Many online merchants rely on e-commerce solutions provided by their ISP, who in turn have expressed the need for a single, easily configurable solution. Version 3.0 offers quick and secure configuration so that ISPs can control the capabilities of their merchants and maintain the security of their web server(s)."

MaxCharge is an ActiveX (COM) component, so it can be used with Microsoft Active Server Pages, Visual Basic, Delphi, Access, ColdFusion, Microsoft .NET, and many other environments, enabling MaxCharge to easily be integrated with most e-commerce products. The product includes sample processing scripts, sample code, documentation, and a test merchant account to help the user become immediately productive.

Merchants using MaxCharge are pleased with the product's ease of use. "MaxCharge was extremely easy to implement in our e-commerce web site," said Sean Gailey, Chief Technical Officer of Empire Technologies, Inc, in San Diego, California. "We saved a lot of time and money by using MaxCharge; it cut our development time in half. For the few questions we had, Maximized Software provided quick and reliable technical support."

MaxCharge version 3.0 provides the following feature enhancements:

  • Support for shoppers paying by credit card or check.
  • ISP/multiple merchant support.
  • Automatic support for redundant processing servers (ECHOnline only).
  • Full support for the latest AuthorizeNet and ECHOnline interfaces. - Supports commercial cards for lower transaction fees (ECHOnline only).
  • New InitTestTransaction method makes testing even easier.
  • Improved and expanded documentation.


MaxCharge version 3.0 costs $295.00 per computer.


MaxCharge version 3.0 is available for immediate download from the Maximized Software web site at and requires a computer running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, or later. Upgrades from version 2.0 are free for registered users.


Maximized Software, headquartered in Mill Valley, California, was founded in 1992 by Ken Spreitzer. After establishing Maximized Software, Spreitzer achieved industry fame as the creator of Uninstaller for Windows -- a best-selling utility program. Maximized Software also created and sold Build-A-Card, the first commercial greeting card site on the Internet. The company's product line includes several web server and client utilities.

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