Equinox Apollo Terminal Achieves EMV Certification from First Data
Retail, Restaurant and Lodging Approved on First Data Omaha Platform
“Achieving end-to-end certification from First Data signifies an important milestone for our Apollo terminal, and the inclusion of lodging in our certification truly sets us apart,” said Rob Hayhow, vice president, Business Development, Equinox Payments. “ISOs and resellers aligned with First Data can now capitalize on the opportunity of confidently marketing an EMV-certified solution to the under-served segment of stand-alone lodging merchants that are feeling the financial impacts of the EMV liability shift.”
The Apollo terminal is an all-in-one countertop device that supports magnetic stripe, EMV and contactless payments. An integrated PIN pad, printer and full-color signature capture touchscreen display eliminate the need for extra peripherals and cables. It supports a choice of point-to-point encryption technologies to protect cardholder data.
The Apollo terminal runs the Voyager application from Equinox, an all-in-one payment application that supports features for retail, restaurant, lodging and cash-advance environments. Apollo is the only EMV-certified terminal on the market today that supports all-in-one payment application inclusive of lodging. It has been certified by First Data, Global Payments and TSYS.
Equinox Payments, founded in 2014, is looking beyond product features to rethink and reimagine the customer payment experience. For more information about Equinox, visit equinoxpayments.com.