EMV-Ready iWL250 is the First Generally Available 3G Compatible Terminal; Further Enhancing Apriva’s Extensive Terminal Portfolio
Scottsdale, AZ November 12, 2012—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, announced that it has certified Ingenico’s advanced iWL250 terminal, the first payment terminal to support 3G connectivity on multiple payment processing platforms. The terminal is both NFC- and EMV-capable, and meets the latest PCI PTS version 3.0 security standards. The iWL250 is available immediately to Apriva’s network of over 850 merchant acquirers in the United States.
“We are very pleased to introduce the iWL250 terminal, which gives acquirers a viable and innovative product that will serve the needs of small- and mid-size merchants for many years to come,” said Robert Martin, Apriva’s senior vice president for attended merchant solutions. “Apriva is continually looking to complement our industry-leading terminals portfolio with compelling solutions that enable merchants to take full advantage of new technology. The addition of the iWL250 terminal illustrates Apriva’s commitment to provide the widest selection of secure, reliable and cost-effective wireless processing technologies to merchant acquirers and independent sales organizations.”
Designed with ease of use and advanced functionality in mind, the iWL250 handheld terminal operates on 3G wireless networks, as well as legacy infrastructures and multiple payment processing platforms. The terminal supports traditional magnetic stripe technology, along with emerging EMV and NFC payment presentation technologies. The device is fully PCI compliant, and relies on the Telium2 architecture to ensure that transactions are fast and reliable. In addition, all payment processing technologies are embedded into the device, eliminating the need for any expensive hardware upgrades.
“Today small and medium size merchants are faced with more complexity and competitive pressures to be able to engage with the customer and accept different forms of payment not only at the check-out, but anywhere they are. Thus, merchant acquirers are under intense pressure to deliver innovative POS solutions and terminals that are fast, secure, and completely adaptable to leverage emerging technology,” said Rod Hometh, vice president for market development for Ingenico North America. “The iWL250 Telium series device is perfectly suited to address these competitive market conditions and more. We have every expectation that this terminal will serve the versatile needs of Apriva’s customers, by delivering maximum security and unparalleled performance for years to come.”
As Martin explains, the addition of the iWL250 terminal underscores Apriva’s commitment to deliver best-of-breed technology to its customers.
“Apriva is working hard to ensure that our customers have access to the solutions that work best for them—today and tomorrow,” concluded Martin. “As consumers migrate from using traditional magnetic stripe cards to EMV or NFC, merchants can continue to rely on Apriva to provide the highest standards of secure wireless processing solutions in the industry.”
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Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end, security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit www.apriva.com.
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Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) is a leading provider of payment solutions, with over 17 million terminals deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 3,600 employees worldwide support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services and increase their point of sales revenue. More information on www.ingenico.com
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