Dejavoo Systems has signed a distribution deal enabling Tasq Technology Inc. to resell Dejavoo products, the Syosset, N.Y.-based point-of-sale equipment maker announced today. Tasq is a Rocklin, Calif.-based POS-equipment distributor.
Mony Zenou, Dejavoo president and CEO, tells PaymentsSource this is the company’s second distribution deal, having signed a similar one in 2008 with The Phoenix Group, an O’Fallon, Mo.-based POS-equipment distributor. The two distribution deals are essential to Dejavoo’s objective of reaching independent sales organizations and their merchants, he says.
“As a master distributor, Tasq has access to many of our customers,” Zenou says, noting he expects to have 15 to 20 large ISOs as customers by the end of this year. Cynergy Data LLC, a Long Island City, N.Y.-based ISO, is Dejavoo’s first customer, Zenou says.
Zenou, former president and CEO of Lipman USA, the U.S. arm of Israel-based Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd., started Dejavoo in 2006, the year in which VeriFone Holdings Inc. bought Lipman.
Meanwhile, Hypercom Corp. says Peoples Trust Co., a Canada-based bank, and Integrated Card Exchange, an affiliate of CardWorks Inc., a Woodbury, N.Y.-based payment card-services company, will sell Hypercom’s Optimum T4210 and T4220 POS terminals in Canada. Both devices have dial-up connectivity, while the T4220 also can connect to processors via an Ethernet port.
This is the first time either company has sold Hypercom terminals, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based terminal maker says. Both devices also contain Planet Payment Inc.’s Pay In Your Currency software, which enables merchants to present transaction prices in an international customer’s native currency on a POS device. Long Beach, N.Y.-based Planet Payment and Hypercom began working together in 2007.
Hypercom also announced it closed its deal to form Phoenix Managed Networks LLC, a joint venture with The McDonnell Group LLC that will provide payment processors, financial institutions and retailers globally with data-communication services for transaction-based applications (see story).