CenPOS Announces Relationship Renewal with Verifone

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CenPOS announces its relationship renewal with Verifone and the MX line

Miami, Florida – May 8, 2017

Integrated payment services and gateway provider, CenPOS, purchased 5,000 Verifone MX 915 devices and is deploying point-to-point encryption and advanced data security to auto dealers of all sizes, higher-education, law firms, insurance, manufacturing and distribution.

CenPOS SECURE is a suite of solutions designed to remove sensitive cardholder data from software applications like the merchant’s primary ERP, POS, PMS, DMS, etc. The suite consists of point-to-point encryption, tokenization and encrypted virtual PIN Pads that protect software systems by securing data in-flight and at rest.

When using CenPOS SECURE, merchants can reduce the time requirement and scope of their PCI DSS assessments. The Verifone MX line of products encrypts data at the point of interaction and facilitates a robust shopping experience for the consumer that includes secure PIN entry and signature capture.

“Merchants have enjoyed the CenPOS omni-channel shopping experience and the security that comes from it for the last 8 years. Verifone’s platform was the right choice for CenPOS.  Their team of professionals have worked well with CenPOS to incorporate the next level of data security into the solution,” said Christopher Justice, CEO of CenPOS. “We’re pleased with the collaboration and diligence of the technology teams to launch these advancements.”

The Verifone MX line of products provides solid capabilities at the point-of-sale.  Its design and attractive styling deliver a comfortable checkout experience while the state-of-the art technology provides added security.

“As a global payments and commerce solutions provider, Verifone’s goal is to create a world-class platform capable of supporting the ingenuity that’s constantly shaping the future of commerce. In a shared effort with CenPOS, we work to bring the highest level of security to transactions,” said Joe Mach, President, Verifone North America.

CenPOS Secure protects card present, eCommerce, mobile, mail order/phone order, and portable device transactions at the point of interaction with multiple layers of security. Integrated into the merchant’s software applications, no sensitive data is ever processed nor stored by those applications eliminating them from the scope of PCI DSS.

About CenPOS:

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. | CenPOS | @CenPOS

About Verifone:

Verifone is transforming everyday transactions into opportunities for connected commerce. We’re connecting payment devices to the cloud—merging the online and in-store shopping experience and creating the next generation of digital engagement between merchants and consumers. We are built on a 35-year history of uncompromised security with approximately 30 million devices and terminals deployed worldwide. Our people are trusted experts that work with our clients and partners, helping to solve their most complex payments challenges. We have clients and partners in more than 150 countries, including the world’s best-known retail brands, financial institutions and payment providers.

Verifone.com | (NYSE: PAY) | @verifone

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CenPOS CEO to speak at the 2017 Payments Summit Conference

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CenPOS CEO to speak at the 2017 Payments Summit Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 27-30

Miami, FL March 22, 2016

CEO of CenPOS, Chris Justice, will be a featured speaker at the 10th Annual Payments Summit Conference, the Smart Card Alliance’s largest and most attended event, where he will discuss the topic of “Delivering Convenience within the Consumer Shopping Experience.” The Payments Summit covers all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more.

“My topic will be around the fact that merchants need to communicate in a way that is most receptive to customers, who are omni-channel by nature and shift quickly based upon their convenience needs at that moment.” Justice continues with, “ It’s important to deliver convenience within the shopping experience.  While doing so, merchants need to consider the risks and implement solutions to mitigate it so that they capture revenue without losing profitability.”

During his 30 years of experience in the industry, he has helped multi-national retailers gain PCI compliance, software developers to deliver advanced solutions to the marketplace, and assisted merchants in optimizing their payments infrastructure. Justice, along with other selected speakers, will take a deep dive into the advantages and challenges that exist in the payments marketplace.

About CenPOS:

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class
solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer
engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment
types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships.

About the Smart Card Alliance:

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of secure solutions, including: smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies for authentication, commerce, and the internet of things to protect privacy and data. The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association, delivering thought leadership through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information, please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

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Bluebird Auto Rental Systems Enters Business Partnership with CenPOS

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Bluebird Auto Rental Systems Enters Business Partnership with CenPOS

Dover, NJ December 13, 2016

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Bluebird Auto Rental Systems announced that they have entered into a
business partnership agreement with CenPOS, a Miami-based firm specializing in credit
card platform solutions.

Founded by Jorge Fernandez in 2008, CenPOS is a “super gateway”, allowing Bluebird’s
customers around the world to use any one of the various processors available in their
region. It is EMV Certified and uses Bluebird’s latest credit card platform: tokenization.
“We are excited about our partnership with Bluebird. With our deep connection to the
automotive market, working with a partner like Bluebird is a natural fit” commented Joey
Orozco, Director of Sales. “We look forward to bringing our mutual customers an EMV
ready solution that is easy to use and ready to meet demands of the rapidly evolving
payment space.”

Current and prospective customers of Bluebird will have the services of CenPOS made
available to them. “Through this partnership with CenPOS, we can jointly offer our
customers an alternative to how they process credit cards now. Some use a separate
standalone machine, and some use other gateways and processors” stated Angela
Margolit, President of Bluebird. “Our goal is to give our customers a choice.”

About Bluebird Auto Rental Systems

Bluebird Auto Rental Systems is a leading provider of software for the vehicle rental and
dealership service loaner industry since 1982. Bluebird’s Auto Rental Application,
RentWorks, is used around the world to effectively manage the efficiency and
profitability of any size vehicle rental operation.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class
solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer
engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment
types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships.

CONTACT:

Angela Margolit
Bluebird Auto Rental Systems
(973) 989-2423
angela@barsnet.com

Joey Orozco
CenPOS
(877) 630-7960
JOrozco@cenpos.com

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The Truth Behind EMV Chip Cards and Your Dealership

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Digital Dealer explores “The Truth Behind EMV Chip Cards and Your Dealership” in its May 2016 article written by CenPOS CEO, Chris Justice.

It’s been widely publicized that merchants are not ready to accept chip cards but little news has been shared about the consequences.  The article discusses why EMV is important, why you should care, and what to do about it.

 

CenPOS certifies for EMV with Chase Paymentech

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CenPOS certifies for EMV with Chase Paymentech

Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2015

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CenPOS, a payment technology provider, announced today that it has certified EMV, including the processing of level 3 data, to all the card brands with Chase Paymentech. CenPOS continues to certify its payment-processing platform with world-class providers like Chase Paymentech at lightning speed. CenPOS has dedicated extensive resources to ensuring that it was EMV ready in the US and making sure it certified with as many networks as possible; therefore, giving its customers with many choices to choose from. Level III processing helps businesses reduce their cost of card acceptance on all commercial/purchasing cards accepted at their place of business. CenPOS provides level III processing capabilities to Card-present as well as card not present merchants.
“It has been our sheer determination and commitment to be the first provider to be EMV ready in the US. More importantly, we are equally passionate in making sure we bring differentiated value to our valued software partners and customers”, commented German Gonzalez Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. “We understand the importance for our software integrators to bring an EMV certified solution to their customers and avoid the reputational and legal risk associated with a non-compliant payment solution. While others are still struggling with EMV, we are ready with various acquirers in the US like Chase Paymentech, TSYS and First Data”, added Gonzalez.
About CenPOS
CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

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CenPOS certifies for EMV on TSYS

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CenPOS certifies for EMV on TSYS

Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 23, 2015

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CenPOS, a payment technology provider, announced today that it has certified EMV on Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover on the TSYS network. EMV is an international standard that regulates financial transactions with a smart card chip in replacement of a magnetic stripe. Smart card chips provide a higher level of security than magnetic stripes as they are designed to securely store data and allow secured authentication of the cardholder during the transaction. In the US, the liability shift for merchants is scheduled for October 1st 2015. Given the huge financial risk associated with non-compliance the merchant community is encouraged to independently validate that the payment solution, including the hardware, being sold to them is actually EMV certified with their merchant processor prior to purchasing the solution.

“EMV will change the landscape of the payment processing arena in the United States, we took the card brand announcement very seriously back in the summer 2011 and made this a top priority at our company. Our hard work and unwavering commitment to compliance with all card brand mandates is paying off in a big way for us and our customers as evidenced by our multiple EMV certifications under our belt,” said Jorge Fernandez, Co-Founder and Chairman of CenPOS. “We are educating merchants across the United States on EMV and the risks associated with non-compliance. We are finding that some merchants are being misled in believing that they are ready when in fact the solution that was sold to them is not yet certified. I am sure this will have legal and financial ramifications for payment professionals selling non-certified solutions,” added Fernandez.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

CenPOS certifies with Visa Accelerated Connection Platform

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CenPOS certifies with Visa Accelerated Connection Platform

Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 7, 2015

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CenPOS, a payment technology provider, announced today that it has certified to Visa Accelerated Connection Platform (ACP). These continued efforts enable CenPOS merchants globally to take advantage of Visa’s transaction authorization and capture services, end-to-end encryption, tokenization and integrated redemptions; thus, bypassing the existing core bankcard processors for these and future Visa services. This connection not only enables merchants to connect to more than 2 billion Visa cardholders worldwide, but also connects them directly with the rest of the card brands as well. A direct connection to the card brands creates value and reduces PCI cost for merchants by encrypting data at every point of the transaction. More importantly, merchants now can leverage Visa’s technology infrastructure and achieve better financial results while providing their customers with an enhanced payment offering.

“We at CenPOS believe that this new connection creates significant value for our merchants and gives them the control they have been seeking for years, especially their ability to freely choose financial providers without the fear of any business disruption and/or changes in their daily workflow. It makes business and financial sense for merchants to go directly to the card brands and bypass their acquirers for these services,” said Jorge Fernandez, CenPOS’s Co-Founder and Chairman. “We at CenPOS are always on the cutting edge of payment technology. As evidenced by our recent EMV certification in the US, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions for our clients globally”, added Fernandez.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

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CenPOS Certifies with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

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CenPOS Certifies with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

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CenPOS, a payment technology provider, today announced that it has certified Apple Pay and Google Wallet to its payment-processing platform. This new certification marks another milestone for CenPOS in its quest to provide their customer base around the globe with a rich payment acceptance offering. The Apple Pay and Google Wallet payment options are supported by CenPOS on the Verifone and Equinox multi-lane devices. Apple Pay and Google Wallet are transforming the mobile payment space for consumers and businesses alike by making it easy and secure for all parties. The adoption of mobile payments continues to grow in record numbers. There are only 1.3 billion active credit and debit accounts globally, but considering that there are more than 5 billion active mobile phone accounts, there is potential for widespread application of mobile payments, according to Omlis, a global mobile payments solutions provider. Mobile transactions have almost doubled since last year, now accounting for 17% of transactions made. Juniper Research predicts that this trend will continue to rise and will reach 450 million mobile payment consumers by 2017. The global adoption of mobile payments is on an upward curve, but traction is dependent on consumers’ access to technologies, varying lifestyle choices, and economic factors.

“We are delighted to bring these new services to our clients and enable them to offer their consumers with new and innovative payment options” commented German Gonzalez CenPOS’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Today we are one of the very few payment processors in the US that is both EMV and 3D Secure certified. We continue to drive our products, services and solutions to meet merchant, consumer and partner needs. Our entire team is passionate about delivering value and value add services to our clients; more importantly, always being on the leading edge of technology”, added Gonzalez.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

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CenPOS Signs Exclusive Agreement With Bank of The Bahamas

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CenPOS Signs Exclusive Agreement With Bank of The Bahamas

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

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CenPOS announced today that it has signed a mutually exclusive processing agreement and acquiring services with Bank of The Bahamas. The agreement covers the entire Commonwealth of The Bahamas and whereby Bank of The Bahamas will promote and rollout CenPOS’ suite of services to the business community throughout the country. These services include Mobile processing, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment, integrated payment solutions, shopping carts, Point-to-Point encryption, tokenization, recurring billing, and Mobile Wallet. The CenPOS technology solution gives Bank of The Bahamas a significant competitive advantage in the Commonwealth as it covers a myriad of businesses ranging from the smallest to the largest billers in the country. Mobile Payments, ecommerce and Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment being the key drivers of this effort; thus, enabling the bank to easily provide payment acceptance services to merchants in the outer islands while mitigating risk and reducing merchant account acquisition costs.

“The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has one of the largest business communities in the Caribbean region in part due to the fact that The Bahamas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Therefore, it made strategic sense for CenPOS to cultivate a business relationship with a local acquirer that shared in our vision and was willing to embrace a technological change to create a difference in the market place,” commented Jorge Fernandez Chairman and Co-Founder of CenPOS. “We wanted to partner with a local Bahamian Bank that understood the local business needs and was willing to create their own blue ocean strategy through the adoption of CenPOS’s technology offering, ultimately making the competition irrelevant in the market place,” added Fernandez

“Bank of The Bahamas is proud to partner with CenPOS to continue to be the leader in delivering cutting edge technological banking solutions to our customer,” stated Renee Davis Deputy Managing Director of Bank of The Bahamas.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

About Bank of The Bahamas

BOB is a modern, full service bank with 13 branches in seven islands (Nassau, Grand Bahama, Andros, Cat Island Exuma, San Salvador and Inagua) and a long history of firsts in the local Banking Industry. The Bank caters to retail clients from all walks of life providing personal loans and mortgages as well as savings and chequing accounts, term deposits, money transfers, online banking and prepaid cards. Simultaneously, BOB’s Corporate and Commercial Department facilitates the financing and cash flow needs of the premier business establishments throughout the country. Since 2000 BOB’s Private Banking and Trust arm has also provided wealth services (estate planning, trust and corporate services) to local and international clients.

CenPOS Completes EMV Certification

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CenPOS Completes EMV Certification

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 5, 2015

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CenPOS announced today that it has successfully completed its EMV (Europay, MasterCard & Visa) certification with Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard. The Card Association announced in August 2011 its EMV migration plan for the US as well as the benefits of EMV compliance, including a liability shift for merchants. Under the current migration plan, merchants processing 75 percent or more of their transactions captured by EMV terminals will be relieved 100 percent from Account Data Compromise compliance. Merchants that do not migrate to EMV and/or are utilizing providers that are not EMV certified will assume 100 percent of the POS fraud liability and retain 100 percent of the PCI burden and related costs.
Currently, POS fraud in the US is estimated in the billions of dollars annually. CenPOS provides merchants with a unified payment platform, a single solution for businesses regardless of the industry type: Retail, Mail Order, eCommerce with VbyV, Mobility, Recurring Billing and Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment. CenPOS also offers additional services at no additional cost to merchants such as Point-to-Point encryption, tokenization, electronic signature capture and BIN management. As a single point provider the platform drives a myriad of payment types like PayPal, ACH, Remote Deposit Capture, Gift cards, Cash, and the typical debit, credit card transactions.

“We are very pleased to have completed this very important certification well ahead of schedule and ahead of most of the other providers. Our merchants now have a sigh of relief in knowing that they will be EMV ready by the current mandated date of October 1st 2015”, remarked Jorge Fernandez Co-Founder and Chairman of CenPOS. “Under the current Card Association mandates the weakest link in the payment ecosystem will bear 100 percent of the POS fraud liability, which is currently assumed by the card issuing banks. CenPOS merchants can now be early adopters of EMV and avoid the risk of being ‘late to the game’ and possibly not meeting the current deadline,” added Fernandez

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

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