Ingenico press release in Ratingen, 10 January 2013 – Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 ING), a leading provider of payment solutions worldwide, the nationwide first type approval has received girogo as charging and charge card terminal for the contactless payment procedures. The Ingenico card device certified since end of December iPP350 is Hanover since spring of 2012 in the pilot region of girogo in use. There it has proven with leading retailers in several hundred installations. iPP350: A device for all payment procedures of the iPP350 is approved for all card-based payment procedures which are relevant to Germany. The device has a card reader for chip, magnetic stripe and contactless cards. The NFC reader is located in the area of the color displays and can handle all known contactless methods.
Currently the international credit card companies MasterCard with PayPass (girogo”) also offer in addition to the German banking industry and the ability of contactless payments payWave visa with your system. There are so-called mobile wallet”, use the NFC method in preparation. These are based on the use of modern smartphones. The iPP350 is designed as a basic terminal for the checkout link, so is primary in the multi-lane-retail, retail with multiple cash desks, operated. This is the document printing on the cash register. Thanks to its equally robust yet compact design, integration into taxi systems represents another growing application area. Ingenico is currently also the girogo certification of other product lines.
It is planned that iCT250 countertop Terminal and wireless terminal iWL250 support the girogo procedure in the near future. “Quickly and easily: the orientation to the customer is a distinct competitive advantage in the retail sector”, says Marc Birkner, Managing Director of Ingenico GmbH. together with our partners shows Ingenico that contactless payments are able to make the proverbial difference. So we create an additional argument of service and increase the Attractiveness of the payment process.” What is girogo? the new, modern, contactless payment function in the German banking sector is girogo. Amounts up to 20 euros are easily paid: to pay at the checkout the customer keeps finished his bank or savings bank card with girogo just to be number Terminal,. The card, enter of a PIN or a signature are not required. An optical and/or acoustic signal indicates the customers and cashiers, that the payment process is completed. Bank or savings bank cards with girogo function based on the prepaid principle. This means that before you can pay with girogo, an amount of money must be loaded on the card. Maximum 200 euros are possible, then to the contactless payment for amounts up to 20 euro at the disposal are more at about Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 ING) Ingenico is a leading provider of payment solutions, with more than 20 million terminals installed in over 125 countries. Worldwide support 4,000 staff Retailers to optimize banks and service providers to, their electronic payment solutions to secure, to expand its range of services and increase revenues. In Germany, the Terminal and PINPad solutions Ingenico are admitted to all major network operators or acquirers. Among the customers are also health care, all segments of the retail trade as well as the petroleum industry and transportation in addition to the network operators and acquirers.