eProcessing Network Partners with POSDATA Group to Offer EMV-Certified POS Terminals

HOUSTON, Texas, July 16, 2019 — eProcessing Network, LLC (ePN), the leading independent payment gateway and software development company in the Electronic Payment Processing Industry, today announced its partnership with POSDATA Group, Inc, the premier payments systems distributor for the North American Channel. The strategic partnership provides both organizations with the opportunity to offer turn-key, contact and contactless devices to the small to mid-sized merchant through the reseller community.

EMV-certified devices such as the BBPOS WisePad 2 and WisePad 2 Plus, as well as the Castles Technologies MP200L enable merchants to process EMV, NFC, MSR, and PIN-debit payments, while connected via USB, WiFi or Bluetooth. All devices support contactless payments such as Google Pay and Apple Pay. Faster processing capabilities through ePN’s secure payment gateway equates to improved transaction speed for the merchant by as much as 50%. POSDATA will offer device application configurations, key injection, and deployment services for the three-in-one devices to ePN’s resellers.

“Our collaboration with eProcessing Network will greatly benefit our reseller community,” said Jeff Creighton, POSDATA president and chief executive officer. “Partnering with this leading gateway will enable us to deliver innovative pre-certified, EMV payment solutions.”

“Offering secure and compliant payment solutions to help merchants process tap-and-go payments easily and affordably is vital for the reseller in today’s fast-paced market,” added Steve Sotis, president of eProcessing Network. “Fostering strategic relationships with leaders like POSDATA helps ensure that our customers receive the same high-level of technical expertise and customer focus that they have come to expect.”

 

About eProcessing Network, LLC

eProcessing Network (ePN) is a software development company specializing in secure, real-time transaction processing services, solutions and support for all small to mid-sized merchants. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ePN is certified to process a comprehensive suite of electronic payment transactions through all major credit & debit card, check/ACH and gift card/loyalty processors, and sells its services and products exclusively through Resellers and ISO sales channels. eProcessing Network is a registered Visa USA® and MasterCard® Third-Party Service Provider and is compliant with PCI and PA-DSS Data Security Standards. For more information, visit www.eProcessingNetwork.com .

 

About POSDATA Group, Inc.

POSDATA Group, Inc. is the premier payments systems distributor for the North American channel. We build lasting relationships with OEM vendors and channel partners based on integrity, expertise and service excellence. Our seasoned professionals have deep domain expertise which enables them to customize solutions to meet unique commercial requirements that drive real business results.

Founded in 1973, POSDATA is headquartered in Gig Harbor, Washington and is privately held. The company has a certified point-to-point (P2PE) key injection and distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky and sales offices around the country. In addition to offering leading payment equipment brands, POSDATA provides comprehensive, single-source deployment, configuration, installation and support services. For more information, please visit www.posdata.com.

 

POSDATA Partners with NEXGO to Provide POS Terminal Solutions for North American Markets

GIG HARBOR, WASH. JUNE 24, 2019POSDATA Group Inc., the premier North American Distributor of secure payment solutions, today announced a strategic agreement to distribute NEXGO’s full line of customizable, innovative, EMV compliant payment devices. POSDATA will offer device applications configuration, key injection, and deployment services for the NEXGO product line.

NEXGO offers both wired and cellular (GSM & CDMA) solutions for industry verticals including retail, food service, transportation, events, and home services. Available terminals include the N5 tablet based terminal, NX1200 countertop terminal, G101 PIN pad, among many other devices.

“We are excited to work with NEXGO, as they provide leading-edge products along with world-class support,” said Jeffrey Creighton, POSDATA president and chief executive officer.  “The addition of NEXGO terminals to our lineup addresses the needs of many high growth markets including verticals such as food service, events, and home services.”

“It’s exciting to have a partner that shares our vision for the business,” said Patricia Love, EVP of NEXGO. “We couldn’t be happier to partner with a distributor like POSDATA Group.”

About POSDATA Group, Inc.

POSDATA Group, Inc. is the premier payments systems distributor for the North American channel. We build lasting relationships with OEM vendors and channel partners based on integrity, expertise and service excellence. Our seasoned professionals have deep domain expertise which enables them to customize solutions to meet unique commercial requirements that drive real business results.

Founded in 1973, POSDATA is headquartered in Gig Harbor, Washington and is privately held. The company has a certified point-to-point (P2PE) key injection and distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky and sales offices around the country. In addition to offering leading payment equipment brands, POSDATA provides comprehensive, single-source deployment, configuration, installation and support services. For more information, please visit www.posdata.com.

 

About NEXGO, Inc.

NEXGO offers a one-stop payment solution for hardware and wireless needs. As a leading provider of wireless data solutions, NEXGO meets the needs of businesses requiring end-to-end device-managed connectivity, offering stand-alone retail and wholesale solutions, as well as a wireless value bundle. NEXGO provides affordable and customizable payments solutions and wireless communication services that enable businesses worldwide to perform payment transactions confidently, securely, and efficiently. This effort includes purpose-built terminals that meet EMV requirements, provide wireless service, and offer dedicated personalized support. For more information, visit http://www.nexgo.us.

5 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT TERMINAL DEPLOYMENT PROJECT

How can you make your next payment terminal rollout as smooth as possible? Read these 5 keys to a successful payment terminal deployment, as complied by George Westrup, POSDATA’s VP of Operations.

1. BUDGETING

A solid budget will give all the stakeholders in your project a clear picture of what successful completion of your deployment will require–in terms of both time and money. Some costs with the deployment are known, like the cost for each new terminal. Just be sure to account for any indirect expenses as well. These will be things such as shipping fees, terminal mounts, cables, power supplies, out-of-box terminal failures and support. Setting a realistic budget will help minimize surprises later and will provide for a successful deployment!

 

2. TIMELINE

Deployments happen across multiple locations and involving multiple companies. Covering all the necessary timeframes including the shipping/receiving times, product lead-times, configuration, kitting and testing is critical to getting the job done right and on time. Plan well ahead of time to make sure all expected and unexpected delays are factored into the timeline. Create a written deployment schedule that includes the data on each site and the expected shipment and delivery dates. POSDATA has tremendous experience in this and can help you set a realistic plan in place.

 

3. TESTING

All successful deployments depend on a complete testing of the entire process in a couple of stages. The first being the development processes where a few devices are configured and tested to ensure all the software, encryption keys and configurations work correctly in a controlled environment. Second is to plan on doing a controlled pilot location rollout to a limited number of sites. This is done to ensure that all work done on your rollout meets the necessary standards. Once the proof of concept is proven at the pilot locations you are ready for the full deployment.

 

4. DEPLOYMENT

Once your testing is completed and everything else is in place you will be ready to start the deployment. The deployment experts on the POSDATA operations team will work to complete receiving all the hardware. Once that is done, we will start to configure and kit the equipment per location. All your product will be packaged for shipment and shipped per the planned deployment schedule to arrive on time to each location. Your team members at the locations will then properly receive, check, prep and install all your new equipment. You need someone on your team who’s familiar with all the relevant information in each area your team will be working in. Once all equipment has been deployed and installed be sure to follow up with POSDATA on all the after-deployment service options available to you.

 

5. LESSONS LEARNED

This will not be your last deployment and you should take time after it is completed to document what went right, and any issues encountered along the way. These details will help you prepare for your next deployment and will help to avoid or minimize known issues.

POSDATA Group and Worldnet Payments launch integrated pre-certified EMV payment solutions for ISVs

Atlanta GA, 20-March-2019: POSDATA and Worldnet Payments have agreed to a strategic partnership to deliver fully integrated and pre-certified EMV payments solutions. These solutions are aimed at Independent Software Vendors who struggle to manage all the different elements of payments across multiple hardware and software vendors. POSDATA will supply the hardware components of the solution, and Worldnet will manage the developer-facing software, and both components will be part of a common commercial and support framework.

“ISVs who want to deliver payments capability to their customers often have the problem of dealing with multiple touchpoints across hardware suppliers, distributors, payments gateways and merchant accounts. Worldnet and POSDATA are well positioned to deliver all of these components in an integrated solution. Together we can deliver this through a single interface to the customer, which is worth more than the sum of its parts for ISVs” said Will Byrne, CEO of Worldnet Payments.

“Worldnet’s integrated and pre-certified EMV payments solutions, combined with POSDATA’s deployment capabilities including equipment stocking, software loading, and encryption key injection, will greatly enhance the ability for ISVs to develop and support payment solutions,” said Jeffrey Creighton, CEO of POSDATA.

POSDATA Partners with Innowi to Offer “On the Go” POS Terminal

POSDATA Partners with Innowi to Offer “On the Go” POS Terminals

GIG HARBOR, Wash. January 9, 2018 – POSDATA Group, Inc., the premier North American distributor of secure payment solutions, today announced it will begin distributing Innowi’s ChecOut ® M all in one, mobile Point of Sales (POS) and payment solutions through its reseller network. POSDATA will offer device applications configuration, key injection, and deployment services for the Innowi product line.

“We are excited to offer our resellers product options that will enhance the merchant & customer experience, through the simplicity and uniqueness of Innowi’s ChecOut M products,” said Jeffrey Creighton, POSDATA President and CEO. “The ChecOut M is the mobile, hand-held, all in one POS & EMV payment solution whose smart and secure design addresses many mobile POS applications and payment opportunities in the market.”

“Innowi requires a reliable and sophisticated partner that can scale with our growth. Given POSDATA’s strong track record of performance and expertise, this will be a great opportunity for both parties,” said Jeff Brooks, CM&SO of Innowi, Inc.

Innowi’s ChecOut M is a mobile POS & payment solution that is designed to run leading Android and Windows POS applications using leading gateways and payment processors for leading vertical markets such as retailers, restaurants, airlines, arenas, stadiums, and other diverse segments.

About POSDATA Group, Inc.

POSDATA Group, Inc. is the premier payments systems distributor for the North American channel. We build lasting relationships with OEM vendors and channel partners based on integrity, expertise and service excellence. Our seasoned professionals have deep domain expertise, which enables them to customize solutions to meet unique commercial requirements that drive real business results.

Founded in 1973, POSDATA is headquartered in Gig Harbor, Washington and is privately held. The company has a certified point-to-point encryption (P2PE) key injection and distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky and sales offices around the country. In addition to offering leading payment equipment brands, POSDATA provides comprehensive, single-source deployment, configuration, installation and support services. For more information, please visit posdata.com.

About Innowi, Inc.

Innowi is dedicated to revolutionizing the customer shopping experience, through “on the go” retail & hospitality POS and payment solutions. This includes delivering the latest innovation in mobile EMV card acceptance, addressing the issue which continues to plague the payment industry. With over three decades of experience in designing, building, integrating and marketing mobile & wireless solutions, Innowi brings an uncompromising commitment to design engineering, quality manufacturing standards, software integration and servicing expertise to its products and solutions. Innowi’s commitment extends to working with leading industry partners in bringing mobility, innovative customer experience and solutions to the markets and customers they serve.

POSDATA and Poynt Partner to Bring Connected Commerce to Merchants Across North America

POSDATA and Poynt Partner to Bring Connected Commerce to Merchants Across North America

GIG HARBOR, Wash. January 04, 2019 – POSDATA Group, Inc., the premier North American distributor of secure payment solutions, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with Poynt, Inc., to bring the Poynt all-in-one commerce platform to merchants across North America.   POSDATA will utilize its logistics facility in Louisville, Ky., to distribute Poynt payment solutions and provide encryption key injection, technical support and other deployment services.

“Poynt is the type of organization we strive to work with, as they have deep expertise in point of sale and payments, with an innovative product line,” said Jeffrey Creighton, POSDATA president and chief executive officer. “This agreement provides our reseller community with access to products that are technologically advanced, cost-effective, and portable with strong wireless communications capabilities.”

“Thanks to smartphones, consumers have more technology power in their pockets than merchants have in the entire store. With an open commerce ecosystem, we can enable an amazing level of innovation and growth that hasn’t existed before, and merchants can finally match consumer expectations with ability,” said Osama Bedier, founder and CEO of Poynt. “POSDATA has the technical expertise and customer focus we look for in a partner, and this agreement is an important step to help facilitate our expansion in the North America market.”

POSDATA will distribute Poynt’s payment systems, including the Poynt Smart Terminal and Poynt 5, through its reseller network, enabling merchants to modernize their checkout experience and allowing their customers to pay however and wherever they prefer.

Poynt was founded in 2013 to help merchants regain control of the retail experience and provide customers with the same personalization, simplicity and choice in stores that they’ve come to expect online. The company has experienced rapid growth, shipping 150,000 devices in the last 16 months. Nearly 30 million customers have transacted on a Poynt terminal, and total payment volume is expected to exceed $25 billion by the end of the year. Today, approximately 8,000 developers build on Poynt, including Mindbody, Homebase, Boomtown, and talech.

 

About POSDATA Group, Inc.

POSDATA Group, Inc. is the premier payments systems distributor for the North American channel. We build lasting relationships with OEM vendors and channel partners based on integrity, expertise and service excellence. Our seasoned professionals have deep domain expertise which enables them to customize solutions to meet unique commercial requirements that drive real business results.

Founded in 1973, POSDATA is headquartered in Gig Harbor, Washington and is privately held. The company has a certified point-to-point (P2PE) key injection and distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky and sales offices around the country. In addition to offering leading payment equipment brands, POSDATA provides comprehensive, single-source deployment, configuration, installation and support services. For more information, please visit posdata.com.

 

About Poynt, Inc.

Poynt is a connected commerce platform empowering merchants with the technology to transform their businesses.  In 2013, the company recognized the lack of smart terminals in the market, and it re-imagined the ubiquitous payment terminal into a connected, multi-purpose device that runs third-party apps.  As smart terminals become mainstream, Poynt OS is an open operating system that can power any smart payment terminal worldwide, creating a new app economy for merchants and allowing developers to write once and distribute everywhere.  Poynt is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with international headquarters in Singapore, and is backed by Elavon, Google Ventures, Matrix Partners, National Australia Bank, NYCA Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, and Webb Investment Network. Find out more at poynt.com.

What’s the Big Deal with Point-to-Point Encryption?

EMV, P2PE—What’s the difference and why should merchants implement Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) in their transaction environment that is PCI compliant?

EMV chip technology (named after Europay, MasterCard, and VISA—the pioneers in chip technology implementation) only protects against counterfeit card use but does nothing to safeguard vulnerable cardholder data from being captured in transit by hackers to use for online fraud and identity theft.

To combat hackers, the best weapon is to implement P2PE across the entire transaction lifecycle. P2PE expands the level of security by adhering to strict standards regulated by PCI. These include:

  • Using PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)-validated payment devices
  • Loading devices with software applications and encryption keys in limited-access environments
  • Encrypting card data at the point of interaction (POI) (i.e. when the card is swiped or inserted)
  • Transmitting that data securely over the network where it is later decrypted and passed for authorization

These standards ensure a strict chain of custody before, during, and after possession by the merchant. By mitigating these data breach risk points, merchants can improve data security and make business operations more efficient.

For more information on how P2PE benefits both the merchant and your sales opportunities with the merchant, download our P2PE white paper today.

 

POSDATA Now PCI Certified for P2PE Key Injection

GIG HARBOR, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–POSDATA Group, Inc., a leading North American distributor of secure payment devices, announced today that its Louisville, Ky. facility has been Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) key injection certified by the PCI Security Standards Council. POSDATA provides payment solution providers with comprehensive deployment services, including device configuration, key injection and secure key management, to help merchants achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, while minimizing assessment scope.


According to Jeffrey Creighton, POSDATA chief executive officer, “POSDATA is committed to delivering deployment solutions and services that provide quick and cost-effective access to PCI-compliant payment solutions.” Creighton added, “This certification was made possible by secure business processes put in place over the years, along with an outstanding staff that is focused on delivering the latest in payments technology.”


In addition to payment equipment distribution, deployment and key injection and management services, POSDATA logistics services include device configuration, customer-owned and consignment inventory warehousing, custom reporting, warranty programs, advance exchange programs, equipment repair, device upgrades and e-waste recycling.
For more information on P2PE key injection and other POSDATA services, please telephone +1.800.852.3282 or email sales@posdata.com.