April 24, 2013 12:00 ET

Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc. Adds Ingenico's Products to Its EMV-Ready Device Portfolio

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Ingenico, (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, today announced that Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc. (AGMS), one of the fastest growing merchant service providers (MSP) in the country, has chosen Ingenico's Telium2 series payment devices to market to its extensive client base in the U.S. Within the next few weeks, AGMS will begin marketing and deploying Ingenico's latest iCT220 and iCT250 bankcard countertop terminals and iWL250 mobile wireless device.

Known for its impeccable customer service and innovative marketing solutions that enable merchants to grow their business and increase their profits, AGMS was extremely selective in choosing to expand its portfolio with Ingenico's products. The final decision was based upon two key factors: security and versatility of the devices. Ingenico's products meet the latest PCI PTS security requirements and come equipped to handle current and future forms of electronic payment transactions, including EMV chip card and NFC mobile payments.

"The unprecedented success of AGMS is the culmination of our professionally trained sales staff offering our clients competitive pricing along with innovative marketing strategies. AGMS, while being revered as a leading provider of reliable and secure payment solutions to businesses coast-to-coast, has attained that position as a result of offering exclusive products and services designed to help business owners succeed," said Teresa Madrigal, AGMS President and CEO. "Through our partnership with Ingenico, we are now able to offer a differentiated, fully EMV-ready portfolio of products combined with the best customer service to our nationwide portfolio of clients."

Manufactured with a small-to-medium merchant's payment acceptance needs in mind, all devices use Ingenico's global dual chip Telium2 architecture for secure and fast transactions. They are compatible with legacy infrastructures and come equipped with diverse payment processing platforms.

"We are pleased to partner with AGMS and have Ingenico's Telium series devices marketed to their vast network of clients. AGMS' solid commitment to deliver the latest secure and performance-driven payment processing technologies provides us with a targeted product distribution in the U.S.," commented Rhonda Boardman, Vice President for US Acquiring Sales for Ingenico North America. "We're confident that AGMS' clients will be pleased with the unparalleled performance of our products today, as well as in the future."

Ingenico will be showing its latest innovative payment products and solutions at the Electronic Transactions Association Annual Expo (ETA 2013) in New Orleans at the end of April. The company will display its complete Telium range of POS products, including iCT220, iCT250 and iWL250 devices in its booth #544.

For more information on the availability of the comprehensive Telium range of products through AGMS, contact 1-866-951-2467 or email

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. More information on

About Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc. (AGMS)
Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc. (AGMS) is a full-service, in-house payments provider founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and unprecedented customer support that is revolutionizing the payment processing industry. Since 2003, AGMS has achieved record-setting growth by providing the most modern payment solutions designed for virtually every industry at the best possible price, while also offering protection from the onslaught of superfluous fees, inflated charges, and unnecessary rate increases. In addition, AGMS offers exclusive and patent-pending products and services all built on the most advanced 21st-century technology that are proven to help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively, increase customer traffic, increase average sale amounts, strengthen customer loyalty, and increase net profits! More information on

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Svy Nekrasas
    Ingenico, North America
    Vice President of Marketing
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    Tel: 1-678 456 1211

    Richard Yambo
    Product Communications Manager
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    Tel: 1-866-951-2467