Castles Technology International Corp., a globally recognized and industry-leading manufacturer of payment hardware solutions, and JR’s POS Depot, a full-service transaction equipment company, announced today that both companies have entered into an official distribution agreement that will offer point-of-sale (POS) system integrators, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and their merchants a new source for affordable, PIN pads and EMV-ready terminals.
“It is my pleasure to announce our partnership with Castles Technology,” said Riad Alakkam, CEO and President of JR’S POS Depot. “Castles Technology is known for their strength in manufacturing payment solutions for the financial, retail, hospitality and transportation sectors worldwide. JR’s POS Depot takes pride in serving the electronic transaction industry, while providing competitive pricing to our customers, our partnership will offer payment solutions and strong support to our customers, while exploring new business opportunities for both organizations.”
This new and strategic distribution partnership now means that the South Florida-based distributor can promote and resell Castles’ fleet of next-generation, cashless payments hardware — the MP200L and VEGA3000 — to its unique and vast customer base. Other support services rendered to Castles’ terminals will include secure key injection and encryption, programming, repairs and custom deployment.
“JR’s POS Depot’s years of proven industry expertise, reliability and personalized hardware support aligns with Castles’ devotion to payment technology that promotes ingenuity and 21st century thinking,” said Winston Fong, Chief Executive Officer-North America of Castles Technology International Corp.
Compact, lightweight and dynamic, Castles’ mPOS device, the MP200L, helps merchants of all shapes and sizes launch their business at anytime and anywhere. Each MP200L is EMV L1 and L2 certified, PCI-PTS 4.0 compliant and comes equipped with:
- Magnetic stripe, chip and contactless card reader functions
- Extended device performance through removable battery pack (2000 mAh)
- Optional color touchscreen and signature-capture capabilities
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB and 3G/4G LTE connectivity
Castles’ VEGA3000, also called the V3, terminals utilize clean and compact designs that secure minimal space on a merchant’s countertop or provides them the flexibility to accept payments remotely. Each V3 is EMV L1 and L2 certified, PCI-PTS 4.0 compliant and features line-busting functions that accelerate the checkout process:
- EMV contact and contactless payment methods
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication
- Built-in printers
- 2.4” and 3.5″ color screen options; 3.5” comes with color touchscreen and signature-capture
The MP200L and V3 Countertop and Mobile terminals are now available for purchase. Agents, ISOs or merchant acquirers with additional questions about either Castles device can call JR’s POS Depot at (877) 999-7374 – Option 2.