Sinclair Stations Simplify Network Setup with Mako Networks

Sinclair stations can eliminate redundant network components from their networks by using Mako Networks 6000-series appliances.

ELGIN, IL, May 7, 2019 – Sinclair stations using Gilbarco Passport POS systems used to need a serial-to-IP converter called a MicroNode to send credit card payments to First Data. When sites move to the new Sinclair standard network setup, using the Mako Networks 6600-M/LTE network appliances, stations eliminate the need for a MicroNode by enabling Passport to communicate with First Data directly via IP at speeds up to three times faster than the current serial connection.

In addition to removing the MicroNode, Mako eliminates the need for a Secure Zone Router, further simplifying setup, maintenance and support of Sinclair sites. Mako appliances are designed to provide a full suite of networking features in a single network component, eliminating other components to reduce equipment and maintenance costs.

“Mako appliances do much more than simply networking. Mako’s smart technology can often make your other equipment smarter,” said Simon Gamble, President, Mako Networks. “Deploying Mako results in a faster, simpler and more secure network.”

Mako Networks is the only Sinclair-endorsed vendor to deliver PCI-compliant managed network appliances and services to Sinclair stations nationwide. Sinclair deploys Mako’s 6600-M/LTE appliances and receives Mako’s manufacturer-certified MNSP services for stations with Gilbarco Passport, Verifone Commander, and Fiscal POS systems.

To inquire about Mako managed network appliances and services for your distributed enterprise, contact Mako Networks at sales@makonetworks.com or 800-851-4691.

Sinclair dealers wanting to take advantage of Mako technology at their Sinclair stations should visit https://makonetworks.com/sinclair/.

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About Mako Networks

Mako Networks provides simple, secure, PCI-certified networks for distributed enterprises. Operating internationally from offices in the US, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, Mako integrates cloud management and reporting, SD-WAN, Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE failover, VPN Cloud, firewalls, end-to-end PCI DSS certification, and content filtering into one, easy-to-manage system. For more information, visit www.makonetworks.com.

About Sinclair Oil Corporation

Sinclair is a privately held Wyoming company with executive offices in Salt Lake City and 2,000 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 Mid-Continent region. The company markets fuel in 29 states, supplying high-quality fuels to more than 1,400 branded stations, featuring DINOCARE™ TOP TIER™ Gasoline. Sinclair Oil and Gas Company manages its exploration and production portfolios by only participating in major oil and gas development projects in the U.S. Sinclair also owns and operates The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, the Little America hotel chain, The Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Sun Valley resort in Idaho and Snowbasin Resort in Utah. For more information, visit SinclairOil.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For additional media information contact:

Tim Lang
+1 847-628-4245‬
timl@makonetworks.com

May 7th 2019 | News

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