Mako to provide PCI-compliant managed network appliances and services to Sinclair dealers.
Sinclair Oil has partnered with Mako Networks, which will deliver PCI-compliant managed network appliances and services to Sinclair dealers nationwide. Dealers will acquire Mako’s services directly from Sinclair.
Sinclair will deploy Mako’s newest 6600-M/LTE appliances. With a sealed, tamper-proof case, no moving parts and high heat tolerance, the 6600-M is well suited to the tough network environments found at petroleum retailers.
Performance advantages over previous models include higher throughput and a dual-SIM LTE module. The Mako solution provides fast failover from broadband service to the Mako’s built-in cellular LTE connection, allowing dealers to maintain full network operation during broadband service outages.
Sinclair dealers with Gilbarco Passport and Verifone Commander POS systems will receive Mako’s manufacturer-certified MNSP services for those systems, which allows dealers to eliminate the SZR for Gilbarco Passport systems and the EZR for Verifone installations, simplifying site networks. Additionally, dealers using Gilbarco will no longer need a Micronode when using Mako, speeding up transactions for Passport users.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sinclair Oil to ensure that one of the oldest names in the petroleum industry has the newest and best technology available today,” said Simon Gamble, president, Mako Networks. “Their confidence in the Mako System speaks to its proven security, speed, convenience, and value benefits for large-scale businesses.”
Sinclair is a privately held Wyoming company with executive offices in Salt Lake City and more than 1,200 employees across several states. Sinclair owns and operates two refineries in Wyoming along with a network of both crude oil and finished-product pipelines and terminals in the Rocky Mountain and midcontinent regions. The company markets fuel in 24 states, supplying high-quality fuels to more than 1,300 branded stations, featuring DINOCARE TOP TIER Gasoline.