Growing Portfolio of EMV Certifications Offers Merchants Flexible Solutions on a Variety of Smart Terminal Options
Scottsdale, Ariz., July 27, 2016 — Apriva, the leading provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction processing solutions, today announced it has completed EMV certification for Ingenico Group smart terminals to First Data’s Omaha platform. This additional certification expands on Apriva’s existing EMV solutions to offer more choices to reseller partners, the merchants they serve and end-users.
This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL220 and iWL250, as well as the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and U.S. Debit cards, and includes contactless transactions from Visa,MasterCard and American Express. This certification brings a wide range of payment options to merchants using these popular Ingenico Group smart terminals – magnetic stripe cards, EMV chip cards, contactless cards and mobile NFC, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
Ingenico Group’s wireless iWL220 and iWL250 terminals provide merchants with convenient portable devices that can go where the merchant needs them. The iCT220 and iCT250 are countertop models that can be configured to operate in either of two modes. First, it can operate as a traditional “stand-alone” payment terminal. Second, it can function as the payment device in a “semi-integrated” merchant POS solution, when combined with a tablet or other POS solution through Apriva’s Integration Services. Whatever the use case, these terminals maximize efficiency and are easy to use.
“Merchants today want versatile EMV terminal solutions that allow them the choice of countertop or mobile devices, in either a stand-alone or semi-integrated environment, that work with their existing software,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Communications atApriva. “This latest Apriva EMV Ingenico Group certification on First Data’s Omaha platform provides our 1,100 merchant acquiring reseller base more solution options. It is an essential step in our EMV migration process as we continue to release all major terminal lines on our substantial list of processor connections.”
The market-leading provider of wireless payment gateway services in North America, Apriva offers a broad portfolio of secure mobile commerce solutions. Apriva maintains relationships with more than 35 payment processers in North America, along with all leading wireless carriers, and currently works with more than 1,100 merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) across the United States and Canada.
Ingenico Group is a world leader in payments technologies, operating over 27 million terminals across 170 countries worldwide.
Formed in 2003, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end 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.