GLDS Teams With Ignite Payments for Integrated Subscriber Management and Payment Processing for Broadband Service Providers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2013) - The Independent Show -- Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS), the leading provider of billing, subscriber management and provisioning systems for small-to-medium global broadband providers, today announced it has completed integration between its WinCable® subscriber management and billing system and Ignite Payments, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data, credit card processing platform using the GGe4 (First Data's premiere processing gateway). The combined solution will offer additional cost-effective credit card processing options to hundreds of GLDS customers nation-wide.

Ignite Payments was recently selected by BizUnite & the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) as a preferred processing partner with exclusive, pre-negotiated rates for NCTC members. With the new billing system integration, GLDS will help operators further minimize credit card processing expenses and ensure greater customer satisfaction.

Commenting on the partnership, Ignite Payments' agent Jerry Smith said, "We are excited about this partnership. We have been working towards it for some time. As one of the largest payment processors in the nation, Ignite Payments represents a number of associations and buying groups as a preferred vendor. NCTC has fully explored and tested our ability to deliver on our promises. Our desire to streamline payment processing for member companies in order to maximize efficiency and ultimately improve profitability creates a synergy between the three organizations, which transforms into a win-win-win for all stakeholders. We are very excited for the opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude through the superb service and savings for members which have made us a recognized leader in our industry."

"While GLDS has long offered multiple credit card processing channels, our support for the Ignite Payments solution was driven largely by a desire to bring more competitive options to the market," said GLDS' President Garrick Russell. "NCTC support for Ignite Payments made integrating with them a no-brainer. GLDS has invested considerable resources to ensure we provide our customers with efficient, cost effective ways of managing payment processing, and we're proud to be working with Ignite Payments to help further that goal."

With proven interfaces with more than 70 partner companies across all service verticals, GLDS provides small to medium-sized operators with tier-one functionality at much lower prices than its tier-one competitors. Solutions from GLDS include both stand-alone and cloud-based billing, subscriber management, field management and provisioning software.

About Ignite Payments
Ignite Payments offers small and mid-size businesses merchant accounts that enable you to accept nearly every type of payment solution to give your business the tools it needs to succeed. Ignite Payments uses First Data's processing engine. First Data makes buying and selling easier. Many of you do business with First Data every day, although you may not realize it. Whether you're writing a check at the gas station, using your ATM/debit card to pay for groceries, buying a book online, getting cash out of an ATM, paying for dinner with your credit card or using a gift card to purchase something special, chances are your transaction is moved quickly and securely by First Data.

About Great Lakes Data Systems
Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS) provides small-to-medium broadband providers with market-leading billing, subscriber management and provisioning solutions. GLDS' in-house and cloud-based solutions feature Digital & IPTV Authorization, VOD, convergent service provisioning, Credit Card/ACH processing and multi-touch customer self-care. GLDS has installed software for more than 400 operators in 49 U.S. states and 44 countries worldwide, offering "tier-one" features at significantly lower prices. For more information, visit

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© 2013 First Data Corporation. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. Ignite Payments, LLC is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. CAMELBACK is an independent sales agent for Ignite Payments.

Contact Information:

Garrick Russell
5954 Priestly Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008