01 Mart 2012
IBM partners with Ingenico for a secure Mobile Payment solution at Mexico´s major Concert Halls
Paris – March 1 2012. Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 ‐ ING), leading worldwide provider of secure payment solutions, announces that Ingenico Mexico, in partnership with IBM, will introduce a new method of payment at some of Mexico’s most important entertainment venues.
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, the revolutionary PDA with integrated secure PIN Pad, will be used at Mexico´s major Concert Halls to offer a convenient, speedy and secure Point-of-Sale to its spectators. One of them is Arena Monterrey, with capacity for 17,600 people comfortably seated, a venue designed to offer a world class experience. Shopping, restaurants, sports bar and a full range of services explore all 5 senses of every visitor. The other Concert Hall is Arena Ciudad de México, with its Grand Opening in 2012. It will accommodate up to 22,000 people. Both sites are host to a series of national and international event types: sports, cultural, conventions and exhibitions, world-class concerts as well as private events.
Through this deal, Ingenico increases its foothold in Mexico by leading the Mobility Payment Solutions with this “all-in-one” equipment. The opportunity opens the Mexican market to a new era in secure and fully certified PDA-payment solutions.
The iPA280, which is a PCI PTS 2.x Point-of-Sale on one side and a hand-held terminal running the flexible Windows CE platform on the other side, will be used to place orders mainly in the VIP lounges and right at the spectator’s seats, allowing a major evolution on the field. Delivering an outstanding feature-packet, the iPA280 contains integrated smart card, magnetic stripe and contactless readers (EMV L1&2 Certified) alongside of an easy-to-load thermal printer and barcode reader for data capture and acquisition, allowing secure payment transactions thru a wide range of embedded wireless connections: GPRS, WiFi & Bluetooth, while offering location based services delivered through the internal GPS receiver.
IBM Global Financing provides qualified IBM Business Partners working capital to finance day-to-day operations and grow their businesses. Their innovative, competitively-priced funding can help IBM Business Partners maintain healthy balance sheets and minimize risk. Their commercial financing solutions allow faster payment collection, extended payable terms and enhance cash flow. Inventory financing allows channel partners to buy more products for resale, while receivables financing allows them to collect funds due much faster. This is how IBM is helping Arena Monterrey and Arena Ciudad de Mexico finances, by leasing Ingenico´s iPA280 to be used as their Secure Payment Solution.
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