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Leading Edge Blockchain Payments Startup Achieves EMV Certification

Advanced point-to-point encryption securely processes credit and debit transactions and fights gift card fraud, paves the way for blockchain payment networks

KENNEWICK, WA – January 30, 2019 – BlockChyp, a leading-edge payment software and gateway provider, announced today that it has completed Level 3 EMV certification with North American Bancard’s (NAB) EPX processing platform, bridging the gap between conventional credit card networks and blockchain technology…

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Equinox Payments and ACCEO Tender Retail Deliver PCI 5.x-certified P2PE-ready Solutions on First Data Platform

Semi-integrated interface supports EMV and contactless and speeds time to market

PHOENIX – January 14, 2019 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, software and services, and ACCEO Tender Retail today announced that the Equinox Luxe 8500i and Luxe 6200m payment terminals have achieved EMV end-to-end certification on First Data’s processing platform and are expected to be submitted to the PCI Security Standards Council in February for validation.

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Equinox Payments Releases Luxe 3300a Countertop Terminal

Apollo AIO Gets Important Upgrades and Becomes Part of Luxe Family of Terminals

PHOENIX, AZ — October 23, 2018 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that the Apollo AIO countertop terminal is now part of its Luxe family of products, positioned as the Luxe 3300a.

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Equinox Payments and LISNR® Team Up to Deliver Payments Using Ultrasonic Data Transmission

Creates an Extraordinary Experience to Recognize and Reward Customers

PHOENIX, AZ and OAKLAND, CA — October 22, 2018 – LISNR, the world’s most advanced ultrasonic data platform and Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced a partnership to meet the increased demand for ultrasonic data solutions that enhance the payment and customer engagement at the point of sale. Equinox gains first mover advantage as the exclusive terminal manufacturer to be using proprietary LISNR technology to facilitate seamless payment processing between smartphone apps and Luxe terminals equipped with microphones.

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Equinox Payments Enables Merchants to Tap Into Japanese Tourists’ Spending Power with Support for JCB Contactless Cards

Equinox terminal lines to support JCB contactless technology at the point of sale in the US

PHOENIX, AZ — April 16, 2018 — Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that their Apollo, L5000 and Luxe terminal lines are being enhanced to support contactless chip technology for JCB cards. Final certifications are expected this summer, providing merchants with Equinox terminals a simple upgrade path to extend the convenience of tap and go payments via JCB chip cards and Apple Pay. JCB transactions are routed through Discover Network in the U.S.

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Equinox Payments Enables Merchants to Tap Into Chinese Tourists’ Spending Power with Support for UnionPay Credit and Debit Chip Cards

Luxe and L5000 are first US domestic payment terminals to support UnionPay contact and contactless credit and debit at the point of sale in the US

PHOENIX, AZ — December 6, 2017 — Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that their Luxe and L5000 terminal lines have been certified by UnionPay International to support contact and contactless chip technology for both debit and credit cards. Merchants can tap into the incredible spending power of UnionPay card holders. UnionPay transactions are routed through Discover Network and PULSE in the U.S.

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Equinox Payments Selects FreedomPay as Integrated Technology Partner

Combination of Equinox Luxe Terminals with FreedomPay’s Smart and Secure Architecture Elevates the Customer Payment Experience

PHOENIX, AZ – October 17, 2017 — Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced a relationship with FreedomPay, the global leader in secure commerce technology for lodging, gaming, retail, restaurants, stadiums and other hospitality merchants, to integrate FreedomPay’s secure technology into Equinox’s Luxe line of retail payment terminals.

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Equinox Apollo Terminal Achieves EMV Class A Certification from TSYS for Lodging Sector

Apollo Terminal Supports Stand-Alone Configuration

PHOENIX, AZ – September 6, 2017 — Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that its Apollo terminal has been Class-A certified by TSYS (NYSE: TSS), making it the only Class A certified EMV®-capable countertop terminal connected to TSYS that supports the unique needs of the lodging sector.

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Merchant e-Solutions Launches Class-A Support for Apollo Terminal from Equinox Payments

EMV-certified Solution Supports all Features Necessary for Lodging Sector

PHOENIX and ATLANTA – June 27, 2017 —Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that Merchant e-Solutions, a U.S.-based provider of end-to-end global payment solutions, and a company from the Cielo group, has launched Class A support for the Equinox Apollo terminal, marking a milestone as the first acquirer to fully address the payment, onboarding and service needs of referral and reseller partners that support small lodging operators.

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Equinox Apollo Terminal Achieves EMV Certification from First Data

Retail, Restaurant and Lodging Approved on First Data Omaha Platform

PHOENIX – March 15, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that its Apollo terminal has been certified by First Data to accept EMV transactions using First Data’s Omaha platform. The terminal’s all-in-one Voyager payment application supports processing features needed by retail, restaurant and lodging merchants, and can be configured as a stand-alone or semi-integrated solution.

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Datacap and Vantiv IP add US EMV support for the Equinox L5200 and L5300

Chalfont, PA – February 1, 2017 – Datacap Systems, a leading integrated payments middleware provider, has completed US EMV level 3 certification with Vantiv Integrated Payments for the EMV-enabled L5200 and L5300 from Equinox Payments. Point of Sale providers who have integrated to Datacap’s industry-standard NETePay™ for semi-integrated payments now have plug and play access to the Equinox L5200 and L5300 – in addition to existing EMV-certified PIN Pad options from Ingenico and Verifone.

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POSDATA to Distribute Apollo Terminal Solution from Equinox Payments

Powerful EMV-certified terminal supports Retail, Restaurant and Lodging segments

PHOENIX – January 31, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that POSDATA, a long time distributor of Equinox solutions for the retail market, has expanded its offering to include Equinox’s Apollo terminal targeted at the financial reseller market.

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Equinox Payments Integrates Android Pay’s Seamless Payments and Loyalty Feature

Walgreens is first retailer to implement the feature through Equinox terminals in its stores nationwide

PHOENIX and TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE), January 17, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), announced that all Equinox terminal solutions are now integrated with Android Pay, allowing retailers to provide an improved checkout experience to their loyalty customers. Equinox is the first terminal provider to implement Android Pay’s newest version of this technology across all its product lines, including the L5300 multi-lane terminals used by Walgreens, the first retailer to integrate its loyalty program with Android Pay on the L5300s in its stores nationwide.

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TruRating Gives Equinox Payments a Big Thumbs Up

Luxe terminal line is the perfect platform for a new and exciting way to gather instant customer feedback wherever a payment takes place

PHOENIX, January 17, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, and TruRating, a revolutionary consumer ratings platform, announced a strategic relationship that enables TruRating’s point-of-sale customer feedback solution to seamlessly run across the Luxe family of innovative payment solutions from Equinox.

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Equinox Payments Introduces the Luxe 6000m Modular Payment Solution

Unique design allows businesses to choose only the features they need

PHOENIX and TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE), January 16, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), today revealed its new Luxe 6000m modular payment solution. The sleek, innovative solution was built with a unique manufacturing design that combines a smartphone-sized base device with a choice of attachable power and printer modules.

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Bohdan Myroniw to Head Strategic Alliances for Equinox Payments

Experienced “Payment Guru” to Drive Innovation and Growth Initiatives

PHOENIX and TORONTO, January 5, 2017 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, announced that Bohdan Myroniw has joined Equinox as vice president, Strategic Alliances. He will be responsible for driving strategic initiatives and building strong sales partnerships, leveraging the unique and innovative Luxe product family as a true industry differentiator.

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Crimson Transaction Technologies and Equinox Payments Introduce EMV-Certified Payment Solution

Simple API facilitates rapid integration for POS developers

Toronto, Ontario and Scottsdale, AZ – September 7, 2016 – Crimson Transaction Technologies (“Crimson”), an innovative provider of point-of-sale (POS) software specializing in retail, government and park fee collection, and Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced the availability of an integrated payment solution to help ISVs and VARs quickly and easily offer EMV-certified technology to their customers. The solution runs on the Equinox L5000 series terminals and has achieved end-to-end certification with the First Data Rapid Connect program, providing EMV-certified processing on First Data’s authorization and settlement platforms, including support for First Data’s TransArmor advanced security technology.

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Equinox Payments and NCR Deliver EMV-certified Solution

Equinox L5000 Device and NCR Connected Payments Platform Eliminate Complexity of EMV Development, Integration and Certification

Scottsdale, AZ August 16, 2016 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, and NCR (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omnichannel solutions, today announced the availability of a robust payment solution that helps increase security and quickly enables EMV-certified technology in their retail point-of-sale (POS) systems. The Equinox L5000 series payment devices are certified on NCR’s Connected Payments platform – a powerful SaaS payment solution – eliminating the need for retailers and VARs to go through the complex and lengthy EMV Level 3 end-to-end certification process.

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TSYS and Equinox Launch Semi-Integrated EMV® Solution for Lodging

Lodging, retail and restaurant environments benefit from EMV-certified all-in-one application

COLUMBUS, Ga., June 20, 2016 – TSYS (NYSE: TSS) and Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced the availability of a semi-integrated payments solution to help Value-Added Resellers (VARs) quickly and easily develop and release EMV-certified technology to their customers. Running on the Equinox Apollo terminal, the Voyager application is an EMV-certified solution with features specifically designed for lodging, as well as retail and restaurant environments.

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Equinox and PayJunction Partner to Provide EMV-­Certified, Semi-­Integrated Smart Terminal

Now Businesses can Quickly Integrate the L5200 Terminal for In­Person Payments

SCOTTSDALE, May 17, 2016 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), the leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, and PayJunction, the premier provider of payment gateway and merchant services, today announced the launch of PayJunction’s Smart Terminal, a semi­integrated solution that connects PayJunction’s cloud-based REST API with the Equinox L5200 terminal to seamlessly process in­person payments. Together, Equinox and PayJunction have eliminated the lengthy and painstaking process of EMV Level 3 certification.

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Equinox Launches EMV-Certified Lodging Terminal

The Company’s Apollo Terminal is the Ideal Solution for Small Business Hotel Operators

SCOTTSDALE, May 3, 2016 – Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that its Voyager Lodging application running on the Equinox Apollo terminal has been certified by TSYS, making it the first major EMV-certified stand-alone lodging solution available in the US. Hotel owners can now accept the latest technology and avoid costly chargebacks related to the EMV liability shift.

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Equinox and ACCEO Partner to Deliver Integrated Retail Payment Solution

ACCEO’s Tender Retail EMV-certified software to operate directly on Equinox Luxe 8000i

NEW YORK CITY, January 19, 2016 – Equinox, a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, and a part of NBS Payment Solutions, and ACCEO Solutions Inc. (ACCEO) announced details of their partnership relationship at the National Retail Federation Big Show being held this week in New York City. ACCEO’s secure EMV-certified Tender Retail software will run directly on Equinox’s Luxe 8000i, extending an enhanced, secure integrated payments experience to retailers while reducing the overall scope of the POS environment.

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Equinox Introduces the Luxe 8000i Retail Payment Solution

Elegant design and smart engineering combine to create the ideal customer engagement platform

NEW YORK CITY, January 17, 2016 – Equinox, a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, and a part of NBS Payment Solutions, debuted the Luxe 8000i integrated retail payment solution at the National Retail Federation Big Show being held this week in New York City. The innovative solution combines sleek, elegant design features with a smart and secure architecture that elevates the customer experience by turning the point of sale into an engaging point of interaction that can support payments, advertising and promotions, coupons, surveys, self-service applications, and more.

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