Ingenico, a French-based global payments provider, announced today (Nov. 12) that it is partnering with Aava Mobile to launch a merchant-specific tablet that will run on Intel technology and integrate both contactless payments and point of sale management features.
"Our partnership with Ingenico Group and Intel enables us to harness the added value of both mobile technology and secure payment,” Markus Appel, CEO of Aava Mobile, said in a press release. "This new concept meets the expectations of retailers, who require tools that are robust, light and all-in-one. Integrating payment into a standardized tablet will offer them greater ease-of-use, while perfectly complementing their existing IT systems."
The solution is aimed at optimizing the purchase experience for consumers while keeping the tool easy to use for retailers. It will also feature new mobile services and security standards to safeguard contactless payments.
"We have a vision that consumers and merchants should be able to conduct transactions securely on any device, anywhere, anytime,” said Michelle Tinsley, Director of Mobility and Secure Payment for Intel’s Retail Solutions Division. "This fully integrated design is the first mobile payment device capable of activating Intel’s Data Protection Technology for Transactions and demonstrates our commitment to delivering security enhanced mobile payment solutions."
According to Michel Leger, EVP Innovation, Ingenico Group, the new product will help to support retailers that seek to improve their activities through the use of innovative payments solutions.
"This partnership illustrates our ability to develop initiatives integrating payment features into connected devices, one of the key areas in our innovation strategy," Leger said.
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