Visual Matrix Integrates with Merchant Link’s EMV Solution, TransactionLink™

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Merchant Link to provide payment security solutions to Visual Matrix customer base

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When we met with Merchant Link, we could see we would have a long-term partner relationship and someone that would take our client’s needs into consideration.

Merchant Link, a leading payment gateway offering cloud-based cardholder data security solutions, announced today the completion and certification of EMV with its VAR partner, Visual Matrix.

“We sought a partner to provide leading-edge security solutions, including EMV, for our extensive U.S. client base that includes both independent hotels and over 65% of the Best Westerns in North America. When we met with Merchant Link, we could see we would have a long-term partner relationship and someone that would take our client’s needs into consideration. Merchant Link and Visual Matrix have certified the integration between TransactionLink™ and Visual Matrix,” shared David Awad, President of Image Technology Systems (Visual Matrix).

The certified integration will allow Visual Matrix to offer its customers a complete security suite for one low price, which includes EMV, tokenization and point-to-point encryption.

Visual Matrix customers will have two PIN pads to select from based on their price point requirements. The Ingenico PIN pads feature the latest technology and ease of use. The integration gives Visual Matrix customers the ability to accept chip enabled cards, and helps address charge backs related to fraudulent activity.

Certification is complete and the first beta hotel went live on October 4, 2016.

“Merchant Link is pleased to be working with an industry leading provider of hotel systems like Visual Matrix. Our products and services have been well received by the industry and this relationship allows us a greater reach into different market segments. We look forward to working with Visual Matrix customers by providing state-of-the-art security solutions and world-class service,” commented Laura Meck, EVP, Sales & Marketing.


About Visual Matrix
Image Technology Systems, the developer of the Visual Matrix property management system    ` has been serving the hospitality industry since 1986, providing scalable property management software solutions. Visual Matrix PMS was designed in 2002 by a dedicated team of hotel professionals with the input of our valued clients. This collaboration ensured that the system delivers the most technically advanced and intuitive property management system on the market today. Visual Matrix empowers your staff with the tools they need to efficiently manage day-to-day operations and forecast effectively. For more information, visit:

About Merchant Link
Merchant Link is a leading provider of cloud-based payment gateway and data security solutions, removing the risk and hassle of payments for more than 400,000 hotel, restaurant and retail locations. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, we currently enable more than 5 billion transactions annually for some of the world's best-known merchants, providing connectivity to the major U.S. payment card processors. Our mission is to develop secure payment solutions that are flexible, customized and evolving to meet merchants’ changing needs and allow them to focus on their core business without worrying about managing cardholder data. TransactionVault®, our tokenization solution, and TransactionShield®, our point-to-point encryption solution, mitigate the risk of a data compromise while lowering the cost and effort of PCI compliance. For more information, please visit

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