TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2013) -
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Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions today announces a strategic partnership with Timbec Inc., a Montreal-based interactive indoor kiosk solution provider, to jointly market Ingenico's new generation iSelf-Service Series payment solutions in the growing dynamic self-service unattended payment acceptance vertical in Canada.
Due to Timbec's manufacturing and software development expertise in the interactive kiosk space, Ingenico Canada selected Timbec to build and promote secure 'off-the-shelf' as well as custom unattended payment solutions to meet the demands for ticketing, hospitality, transportation, retail and vending. The interactive kiosk solution will offer Timbec's ergonomic and customizable kiosk design with Ingenico's secure iSelf-Service product range, including the iUP250 intelligent PIN-pad, iUR250 slave hybrid card reader, and iUC150 slave contactless reader. The series is built on Telium2 technology and designed to securely accept all forms of electronic payment - EMV cards, contactless, NFC-enabled mobile transactions, and magnetic stripe cards.
"Today self-service unattended payment acceptance represents a tremendous business opportunity in Canada," said Paul St.-Jean, President of Timbec Inc. "As a leader in indoor kiosk solutions, we are constantly seeking to add value to our clients, by integrating innovative technologies with our custom interactive kiosks. Ingenico's iSelf-Service Series represents a new generation of unattended payment products which boasts the most current certifications. This partnership is a 'win-win' and will benefit our consumers, by adding and expanding 'round-the-clock' convenience of secure electronic payment at various unattended self-service business locations."
With easy, intuitive operation, and advanced, modular component design, the iSelf-Service product range delivers maximum flexibility and functionality to any business looking to extend their operational hours and market. Designed to meet the dedicated requirements of all self-service unattended business stakeholders, from kiosk manufacturers, integrators and operators to owners and consumers, iSelf-Service products are easy to integrate, secure, manage, and use.
"With the introduction of Ingenico's iSelf-Service products and payment solutions to Canada, we are very excited to further extend its reach by leveraging Timbec's expertise and flexibility in indoor custom kiosk designs," said Suzan Denoncourt, Vice President of Market Development, Ingenico Canada. "Unattended payment in indoor settings is evolving well beyond traditional implementations. This partnership will see us drive innovative solutions aimed at improving the customer experience and generating new revenue streams for merchants."
The joint Timbec-Ingenico iSelf-Service Unattended kiosk solution is already available for marketing and piloting in Canada.
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, visit www.ingenico.ca or twitter.com/IngenicoNA.
About Timbec Inc.
Timbec, a leading provider of interactive kiosks, now offers fully integrated EMV payment systems. Timbec delivers end-to-end solutions; engineering of custom kiosks, manufacturing, remote management, application development, and software integration to the customer's back-office. For more information, visit www.timbec.com.
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