Ingenico Launches EMV Ready Terminals With Vantiv

Ingenico Launches EMV Ready Terminals With Vantiv 
Telium Series Devices Are the First U.S. Terminals Certified by
Vantiv for Smartcard Payments 
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --  Ingenico, leading
worldwide provider of payment solutions, and Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:
VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related
technology solutions for financial institutions of all sizes,
announced today that Vantiv will begin deploying Ingenico's Telium
series point-of-sale (POS) devices, which now meet VISA's EMV mandate
requirements. According to the Visa mandate, all acquirer processors
and sub-processor service providers are required to support merchant
acceptance of EMV chip transactions by the end of April 2013. As
such, Ingenico becomes the first POS manufacturer to offer fully
EMV-ready bankcard terminals to financial institutions and
small-to-medium size merchants in the United States.  
"Ingenico has been a great partner in transitioning the U.S. market
to EMV technology," said Patty Walters, senior vice president of
merchant and security products at Vantiv. "Our work together will
enable merchants and financial institutions across the country to
help reduce the risk associated with the acceptance of cards with
fraudulent magnetic stripes. Ingenico's global experience with EMV
rollouts and its latest Telium series POS devices offer a perfect
package of EMV knowledge and fraud-preventing secure technology that
we can extend to our customers." 
Currently, there are over 20 million Ingenico terminals installed
globally, accepting millions of electronic payments, including EMV,
magstripe, contactless and NFC-enabled mobile transactions daily.
Once deployed in the U.S., the EMV chip card terminals will mitigate
the risk of card fraud, provide greater cardholder verification
methods, and interoperability with the larger global payment
infrastructure. Consumers with EMV chip-based payment cards will be
able to safely use their cards in the U.S. and on any EMV-compatible
payment device anywhere they are accepted in the world. The portfolio
of Ingenico EMV certified devices includes iCT220 & iCT250 countertop
terminals, and iWL220 wireless terminal.  
"The question is not 'if', but 'how soon' merchants in the U.S. will
be ready to accept smartcard
 transactions and accommodate consumers
paying with EMV chip-based cards. Thus we are proud to proactively
work in concert with Vantiv, one of the top acquirer processors in
the country, and be their first POS partner to certify a
comprehensive series of EMV-ready innovative payment devices," said
Bernie Frey, Senior Vice President of Acquirer Sales, Ingenico, North
America. "We are confident that we have the most extensive EMV
know-how and innovative technology necessary to assist Vantiv and its
customers in successful migration to EMV payments."  
Ingenico is exhibiting at the upcoming Electronic Transactions
Association (ETA) 2013 Annual Expo in New Orleans this week. Please
visit their Expo booth #544 to learn more about EMV chip card
payments and the latest innovative payment technologies. NPC, A
Vantiv Company, is also exhibiting at ETA's 2013 Expo. Please visit
them during the event at Booth #216, or online at npc.net and on
Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  
About Ingenico (ING)
 Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is a
leading provider of payment solutions, with over 20 million terminals
deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 4,000 employees worldwide
support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure
their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services
and increase their point of sales revenue. For more information,
follow us on @IngenicoNA and visit www.ingenico.us 
About Vantiv, Inc.
 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 (PayFacTM),
mobile, prepaid and information solutions, and attractive industry
verticals, such as petroleum, business-to-business, government,
healthcare, gaming and education. For more information about Vantiv,
please visit vantiv.com or on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
and YouTube. 
Media Contacts:
Svy Nekrasas
Ingenico, North America
Vice President of Marketing 
svy.nekrasas@ingenico.com
Tel: 678 456 1211 
Andrew Ciafardini
Vantiv 
Director of Public Relations
andrew.ciafardini@vantiv.com
Tel: 513 900 5308 
 
 
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