Ingenico announces that its i5100, i5310, i6780, i8200 and i8550 terminals have obtained the PCI PED (Payment Card Industry — PIN Entry Device) approval established by Visa International and MasterCard International.
These new approvals are completing those already obtained by Ingenico for its i3070 and i3380 PIN pads and for its i6510 and i6550 signature capture terminals.
The PCI PED approval guarantees that all transactions carried out through smart card are securely handled at the PIN acceptance device. The tests conducted by an independent laboratory focused on the physical and logical security of the terminals and certify the highest level of security ever defined today in terms of security. The PCI PED standard, which will be compulsory for all new PIN-based payment devices delivered from January 1st, 2008 on, is already an assurance for merchants and consumers that their transactions are carried out in conformity with the strictest security requirements.
"These new approvals are a demonstration of Ingenico's expertise in terms of payment security and certify the compliance of its terminals with the highest standards of the market," explains Didier Sérodon, Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Ingenico Group. "Ingenico has placed the security at the heart of its strategy and intends to go beyond the standards by implementing a dynamic research and development policy and by engaging outstanding resources and investments in its industry."