News | March 15, 2017

Equinox Apollo Terminal Achieves EMV Certification From First Data

Retail, Restaurant and Lodging Approved on First Data Omaha Platform

Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, recently announced that its Apollo terminal has been certified by First Data to accept EMV transactions using First Data's Omaha platform. The terminal’s all-in-one Voyager payment application supports processing features needed by retail, restaurant and lodging merchants, and can be configured as a stand-alone or semi-integrated solution.

 “Achieving end-to-end certification from First Data signifies an important milestone for our Apollo terminal, and the inclusion of lodging in our certification truly sets us apart,” said Rob Hayhow, vice president, Business Development, Equinox Payments. “ISOs and resellers aligned with First Data can now capitalize on the opportunity of confidently marketing an EMV-certified solution to the under-served segment of stand-alone lodging merchants that are feeling the financial impacts of the EMV liability shift.”

The Apollo terminal is an all-in-one countertop device that supports magnetic stripe, EMV and contactless payments. An integrated PIN pad, printer and full-color signature capture touchscreen display eliminate the need for extra peripherals and cables. It supports a choice of point-to-point encryption technologies to protect cardholder data.

The Apollo terminal runs the Voyager application from Equinox, an all-in-one payment application that supports features for retail, restaurant, lodging and cash-advance environments. Apollo is the only EMV-certified terminal on the market today that supports all-in-one payment application inclusive of lodging. It has been certified by First Data, Global Payments and TSYS.

SOURCE: Equinox