SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2012) - Expanding its point of sale solutions portfolio, the Data Capture/POS (Point of Sale) business unit of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced a new distribution relationship with Equinox Payments, LLC.
Under the terms of the new U.S. agreement, Ingram Micro will be named a master distributor of Equinox's wide-array of payment terminals including the popular L5000 series. The Equinox L5000, paired with Equinox's proprietary Remote Key Injection system, will enable Ingram Micro U.S. to download security keys to payment terminals on behalf of Ingram Micro's channel partners. This allows Ingram Micro U.S. to offer its customers a way to avoid the cost and time of taking terminals offline and shipping them to secure facilities for key injections.
"With integrated NFC/contactless technology, EMV chip reading, signature capture, PIN entry and remote key injection capabilities -- all on a large, brilliant-color display -- the L5000 series is fast becoming a channel favorite and offers a great service for any business that accepts PINpad and credit card payments," says Lloyd Baylard, vice president, Equinox Payments. "The market expertise, dedicated support and expanded partner reach offered through the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS business unit will serve as a growth catalyst for Equinox Payments -- helping us to achieve our business goals, and bring increased value and greater service levels to our mutual channel partners."
"Equinox Payments is one of the top POS payment terminal manufacturers in the country, and we're pleased to be named distributor of choice for L5000 series of payment terminals as part of our growing solutions portfolio to resellers and MSPs throughout the U.S.," says Justin Scopaz, executive director and general manager of the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS and Physical Security business units, North America.
"The retail market is a strong play for resellers who offer technology solutions that streamline efficiency, add convenience and help companies of all sizes adhere to business regulations and industry compliance requirements," explains Carla Cicero, executive director, U.S. sales and vendor management, Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS business unit. "Payment terminals in particular are becoming increasingly popular and present a good 'in' for channel partners to engage existing customers and prospects on adopting or refreshing their IT environment to include customer service innovations such as the Equinox L5000."
Equinox Payment terminals are now available to Ingram Micro channel partners throughout the U.S. Dedicated sales, marketing and technical resources are also readily available to mutual Equinox and Ingram Micro channel partners via the distributor's Data Capture/POS business unit.
Equinox Payment resellers who are interested in becoming an Ingram Micro channel partner can contact Ingram Micro's new accounts team at (800) 456-8000, ext. 41, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern or visit www.ingrammicro.com/dcpos.
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About Equinox Payments, LLC
Equinox Payments, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona is a leading payment terminal manufacturer and related secure software provider. Equinox has expanded its core business to focus on becoming an enabler of cloud-based convergence that will provide connectivity and integration between retailers, payment processors, consumer data, and payment credentialing systems -- all while providing its customers with the opportunity to lower their operating costs. Through its commercial offices in the United States, Latvia, Singapore and Australia, and a service repair facility in Mexico, Equinox's more than 225 employees deliver secure payment terminals, applications and services to hundreds of thousands of merchants worldwide. For more information, please visit www.equinoxpayments.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.