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Ingenico Group's Unattended Partner Program Drives Deployment Of Cashless Terminals On Kiosks, Vending Machines

Posted On: 1/27/2017

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TAGS: cashless vending, mobile payments, unattended payments, Ingenico Group, Ingenico unattended partners program, Self Series readers, Greg Burch, Vengo Labs, Steven Bofill

NEW YORK CITY -- Ingenico Group said year-over-year shipments of its iSelf Series cashless payment systems grew more than 200%. New additions to Ingenico's unattended partners program, launched a year ago, have accelerated sales, the company reported. Ingenico products are used by the vending, education, retail, hospitality and parking industries.

Ingenico Group said it saw its single largest deployment of unattended payment solutions in 2016. New unattended partners include Vengo Labs, which makes a wall-mounted touchscreen vending machine, along with Bank of America, Bluefin, Shift4 and Vantiv. The program's 22 members consist of kiosk, value-added and payment solutions providers. It also serves system integrators that create the ecosystem necessary for secure unattended payments.

Ingenico's PCI-certified iSelf Series is EMV and NFC capable. The all-in-one iUC285 contact and contactless standalone module for self-service businesses is the most popular terminal/reader in the series. Over the past two years, the company says it created more than 10,000 purchase points with its unattended terminals.

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"With more and more people moving away from cash, vending machines and kiosks have taken a hit in the past five years," said Greg Burch, who heads Ingenico's product software division for North America. "But being able to provide secure electronic payments methods like EMV and NFC makes it easier for consumers to make quick purchases [using] unattended payment solutions."

The company's partner program enables vending machine and kiosk companies to easily access the latest payment acceptance methods and tech providers in the payments ecosystem, said Vengo Labs cofounder and chief of design Steven Bofill. "Integrating with Ingenico Group's device and security platform has opened us up to a greater number of locations," he said. Vengo machines are outfitted with the iUC285 smart terminal.

Connected Technology Solutions, Flex, Image Manufacturing Group, Kiosk Information Systems, Olea Kiosks, SlabbKiosks and Zivelo are other kiosk makers that use Ingenco's products. Intouch, Livewire and Nanonation are among the system integrators working with Ingenico.