SOURCE: Ingenico Group

Ingenico Group

October 06, 2015 08:00 ET

Ingenico Group Receives Smart Card Alliance 'Center of Excellence' Designation for Second Straight Year

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), global leader in seamless payment solutions, announced today that it has received the Smart Card Alliance "Center of Excellence" designation for 2015 -- its second year in a row.

The Smart Card Alliance Center of Excellence designation recognizes an elite mix of member companies who, each year, reach the highest level of active participation in the Alliance by having made outstanding contributions in the form of providing valuable time, talent and resources across a wide mix of Alliance activities. Ingenico Group is on the Alliance Board of Directors, is active in the Payments Council and participates in speaking events at both General Member and Payments Council meetings. Its executives also provide technical input on various working committees. As a member of the council, Ingenico Group has the opportunity to meet and work with other Alliance members in a mutually respectful and non-competitive environment to help advance the use of smart card technology for payments in the U.S.

"The COE designation indicates that Ingenico Group's participation in the Smart Card Alliance spans across all its activities and projects in a meaningful way." said Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance. "We are delighted to recognize Ingenico Group for its dedication to the mission of the Smart Card Alliance, and welcome their continued expertise and knowledge as we continue to move forward."

"We're honored to have received the Smart Card Alliance Center of Excellence designation for the second straight year," said Allen Friedman, Vice President of Payment Solutions, North America at Ingenico Group, and member of the Smart Card Alliance Board of Directors. "The Alliance is a forum for so many smart card innovations, and the relationships we've formed here have helped strengthen our business and our U.S. presence."

Smart Card Alliance Center of Excellence honorees were recognized at an awards dinner held last night at the Smart Card Alliance Member Meeting at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Ingenico Group
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world's best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at or

About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart card technology, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.

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