April 26, 2013 11:00 ET

Sterling Payment Technologies Selects Ingenico's EMV-Ready Devices for Its Merchants and Business Owners Throughout the United States

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) - Ingenico, (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, announced today that Sterling Payment Technologies, one of the nation's most innovative and customer-focused merchant service providers, has added a comprehensive range of Ingenico's Telium2 series payment devices to offer to its merchants countrywide. Starting in May, Sterling will begin rolling out Ingenico's iCT220 and iCT250 bankcard countertop terminals, and iPP220 and iPP320 PIN pads. 

Placing the top priority on secure electronic payment transactions and cardholders' data protection, Sterling views the EMV chip-based smartcard technology as playing a key role in helping all types and sizes of U.S. merchants mitigate fraud risk during card present transactions. Expanding its current portfolio of POS products with a new line of EMV-ready payment devices that would enable merchants to securely accept all forms of payment, including chip card transactions, became mission critical for Sterling. The company selected Ingenico and its Telium series products based upon security, technology, design, and product performance.

"Sterling's 2013 business objectives revolve around our ability to provide solutions to merchants that help them make more money," said Paul Hunter, President & CEO of Sterling Payment Technologies. "As merchants are faced with the need to accept EMV transactions, we believe Ingenico provides a very cost-effective and reliable solution. The Ingenico products protect our merchants from liability, where non-EMV capable solutions fall short."

Ingenico's products meet the latest PCI PTS security requirements and come equipped with diverse payment processing platforms to handle current and future forms of electronic payment transactions, including EMV chip card and NFC mobile payments. They are fully compatible with legacy infrastructures.

"Judging from Ingenico's successful recent experience with the migration to the EMV chip card technology in Canada, merchants and business owners will be relying heavily on their merchant service providers and processors to supply the best EMV-ready payment technology, customer support, and technical expertise," commented Thierry Denis, President of Ingenico North America. "We're pleased to partner with Sterling and offer our EMV-ready products and access to leverage Ingenico's global EMV experience. We are certain that their merchants will be satisfied with the quality, security, and performance of our products today and years to come."

Ingenico will be exhibiting and featuring its latest innovative payment products and solutions at the Electronic Transactions Association Annual Expo (ETA 2013), booth #544, in New Orleans next week. The company will display its complete Telium range of products and solutions, including iCT220, iCT250, iPP220, and iPP320 devices.

For more information on the availability of the complete Telium series of products through Sterling Payment Technologies, contact Client Services at 800-383-0561.

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 |  IngenicoNA

About Sterling Payment Technologies
Sterling Payment Technologies is one of the most innovative, customer-focused payment processors in the industry today, bringing the latest payment technology, products and services to businesses of all types and sizes, quickly and affordably. Sterling provides merchants with a complete range of electronic payment services, including credit, debit, PIN debit, fleet, gift card, and proprietary rewards and loyalty programs. Sterling is a market leader in combining POS technology and value-added merchant solutions. To learn more, visit

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    Ingenico, North America
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    Michele German
    Sterling Payment Technologies, LLC
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