BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROAM (www.roamdata.com), an Ingenico company and the leading mobile commerce platform provider, announced today that its RP350x Chip & Sign Mobile Card Reader is among the first to be certified as Visa Ready. The RP350x can accommodate legacy magnetic stripe credit and debit cards as well as newer EMV chip-based cards. Now merchants can leverage EMV as part of its mobile point of sale solution and benefit from lower processing fees and better security. By adopting the Visa ready RP350x from ROAM, merchants can process payments in both ways and be ready for the October 2015 liability shift from card issuers to merchants’ acquirers.
“The ability to label our readers ‘Visa Ready’ gives our channel partners and their merchant customers added confidence that the card reader they have chosen is safe, secure and compliant”
ROAM sells the RP350x reader via its global network of acquirers, financial institutions, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and payment service providers (PSPs). Due to that extensive network, ROAM believes it will soon have more mobile readers out in the hands of merchants than any other vendor.
The Visa Ready Program paves the way for mobile device manufacturers, technology partners, mobile network operators, and others to easily navigate the complexities of the payments ecosystem, and to gain access to Visa IP, licenses and best practices. “The ability to label our readers ‘Visa Ready’ gives our channel partners and their merchant customers added confidence that the card reader they have chosen is safe, secure and compliant,” said Ken Paull, CEO of ROAM. “We’re proud to be among the first vendors to have earned this certification and ship one of the first Visa ready chip and sign mobile card readers.”
ROAM’s technology powers mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions for some of the world’s largest retailers, acquirers and PSPs, including companies like iPayment, Groupon, TaylorMade-Adidas and Vantiv. ROAM provides its customers with everything required for a complete end-to-end mPOS solution, including the card readers, mobile applications, management and development tools, as well as professional services for custom integrations and white labeling.
ROAM, an Ingenico company, helps merchants get to market quickly with secure, cost effective and powerful mobile point of sale solutions, regardless of the technology environment. ROAM’s “powered by” mCommerce platform provides the hardware peripherals, applications, tools and services enabling companies worldwide to realize the benefits of using mobile to reinvent their interactions with their customers and to create new business efficiencies. Founded in 2005, ROAM is a pioneer in the mobile POS space, having produced and distributed the industry’s first secure mobile card reader and today powers mobile point of sale solutions for many of the leading companies in this market, globally. For more information, visit www.roamdata.com.