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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, May 1, 2013– Equinox Payments, LLC, a major payments solutions provider, today announced that integrated payment processor Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) has committed to completing Class A certification of their new Apollo hardware and software platform.
Apollo is Equinox’s first major platform initiative since the company divested from Hypercom and will be offered to businesses through the company’s extensive network of processors and ISO partners like Vantiv. The platform is an excellent fit for these market segments because of its flexible hardware design and agnostic software platform that gives customers the freedom to access the third-party services of their choice.
Vantiv, an integrated provider of payment processing strategies and advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions, will begin the certification process in the third quarter of 2013. “We are very excited about adding the Apollo family to our product lines,” said Patty Walters, Senior Vice President for Merchant and Security Products at Vantiv. “We like the fact that this new consumer-facing platform will give consumers more choice at the point of sale while giving our customers access to EMV, NFC and Bluetooth capabilities by simply connecting their existing hardware to an Apollo device.”
“Vantiv’s commitment to certifying our new product line is extremely gratifying for us,” said Chris Dismukes, Vice President, North American Client Group for Equinox Payments. “It’s proof positive that Apollo is on the right track from the start. Like us, Vantiv wants to offer their customers greater value and allow them to be prepared for the upcoming changes in the payment industry. Apollo allows customers to do that in a straightforward, cost-effective manner.”
Equinox announced the launch of the Apollo platform at the Electronic Transactions Association Annual Meeting and Expo on May 1, 2013.
About Equinox Payments
Equinox Payments, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona is the second-largest provider of payment terminals and related technologies in North America. Equinox is increasingly positioned as a thoughtful and trusted resource that assists payment sector participants keep pace with the rapid change the industry is facing. Beyond payment acceptance hardware, Equinox is now enabling cloud-based convergence between retailers, payment processors, smart data, and payment credentialing systems all within highly secure solutions. Equinox’s more than 200 employees are driving technical innovation across the payment landscape through its market-leading retail and payment processing clientele. Visit www.equinoxpayments.com for more information.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as ecommerce, payment facilitation (PayFac™), mobile, prepaid and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as petroleum, business-to-business, government, healthcare, gaming and education. For more information, visit www.vantiv.com.
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