Ingenico Introduces New Mobile
Ingenico, acknowledged as a global provider of secure
transactions, has brought one of its latest technology solutions
in the Philippines by promoting a mobile and advanced portable
payment system to an expanding local market.
[email protected], a new and secure way to improve customer service and
save costs, offers wireless electronic payment terminals which
is brought to the customer and allows payment at the table
itself. Customers thus maintain control of their credit or debit
card throughout the entire payment process.
[email protected], which is targetted for services requiring outdoor
mobile payment, such as delivery services and taxi payment, also
allows for the same convenience and payment flexibility.
Through a partnership with Merchant Express and Globe Solutions,
Ingenico will be using GPRS (general packet radio service)
connectivity for its mobile POS (point of sale) terminals as the
main products for its [email protected] solutions.
Since it was founded in France in 1980 and has expanded its
market to Asia, North America and Europe, Ingenico hopes to
encourage the country’s major restaurants, banks, merchants,
delivery services and even taxi operators to embrace the
electronic funds transfer/point of sale (EFTPOS) terminal
Ingenico has already shipped more than 1.5 million terminals
worldwide in 2004 and has shipped over 10 million in over 90
"We wanted to bring payment terminals straight to the customers
in providing more convenience to them and enhance better service
to restaurants or the merchants. Through our mobile POS
terminals, payment is faster and much easier to secure," said
Mario Dizon, Ingenico Philippines country manager.
"Our partnership with Globe Solutions is a good investment for
both parties. While we promote a faster and more convenient
payment service, we also promote their GPRS technology which is
good for businesses," he added.
Dizon said they are highlighting two mobile POS terminals in the
country -- the Ingenico i8200, which offers wireless telecom
technology that enables the device to transmit payment data
under itinerant conditions and caters to home and office
delivery services among others; and the Ingenico i7910™, a new
GPRS payment terminal which is fit for both indoor
single-terminal and non-aggressive outdoor environments.
The durability of Ingenico’s [email protected] portals, Dizon said, is
the "ruggedized" feature wherein it has a "drop" test that shows
the durability of the device even if someone accidentally drops
it to the ground. He added that the warranty for the terminals
is also extensive.
Among the early clients of Ingenico in the local market, Dizon
said, is UCC Coffee Shops, Sakae Sushi Restaurants and Crepes n
Creme, which now allows customers to pay their bills through
credit card at their table through the mobile [email protected]