Ingenico Group has introduced its Moby/5500 series of mobile card readers for merchants and independent software vendors (ISVs) to enable pin-on-mobile checkout for shoppers, according to a new press release.
PIN on mobile – „Merchants benefit from a compact, lightweight device that enables PIN entry on their smartphone or tablet. Cardholders insert their card in SCRP and enter their PIN on the merchant’s mobile device in a fully secure payment environment.”, the company said.
The new series of card readers support different electronic payments such as EMV, magstripe and NFC/contactless, including Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Ingenico added that the device are compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablet devices, allowing use in multiple settings – at the counter and in the aisle, among others.
The enterprise-grade device is said to be suitable for a local diner, enterprise retailer, global field services business or a regional fast food chain.
Ingenico North America head of solutions development and deployment Irfan Nasir said: “Our retail customers know that ecommerce growth in the US has driven an evolution in consumer preferences for similar frictionless experiences in-store.
“This can mean paying with any of a variety of methods or expecting any sales personnel on the floor to be both a knowledgeable staffer and a mobile point of checkout themselves.
“Retailers need versatile and future-proof payment options to enable these interactions, which is why we designed the Moby/5500 series to handle any transaction type they would need.”
Key features of the Moby/5500 Series readers include:
Versatility – Accepts NFC/contactless, EMV chip-and-sign or chip-and-PIN, and magstripe
Mobility – PIN on Mobile-ready with the Moby/5500PM module version
Security – PCI-PTS 5.x certified to meet the latest security standards
Scalability – Through Bluetooth, Apple MFi compatibility, support for multiple PADs, and more for seamless integration with peripherals, tablets, and accessories
Connectivity – Compatible with more than 300 iOS and Android devices for tablet or smartphone integration
White-label options for custom branding.
Last year, the company partnered with MYPINPAD and Nexi in March and June, respectively, to trial a new PIN-on-Mobile solution for card payments via mobile devices.
„Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”