Ingenico, (Euronext:FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, today announced that they are working together with Microsoft to deliver enterprise-class devices based on the new Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform.
As a global secure payment solutions provider, Ingenico joins other prominent enterprise device OEMs working closely with Microsoft in these innovative efforts.
Ingenico will collaborate closely with Microsoft to bring fully integrated handheld electronic payment solutions and innovations to the retail industry. By leveraging Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, which is based on Windows Phone 8, Ingenico will provide its secure payment technology expertise to develop the future of retail payment acceptance with personal, seamless and differentiated consumer experiences.
"Retailers across the country are seeking and continue to invest in the next generation of handheld devices with specific functionality needed to transform their businesses," said Thierry Denis, president of Ingenico North America. "The Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform represents a new wave of innovative intelligent hardware, software and application solutions. We are very pleased to work with Microsoft to develop the next generation handheld devices equipped with Ingenico's secure payment technologies. We aim to bring a new set of payment innovations to the enterprise handheld device market."
The new Windows Embedded 8 Handheld-based devices will leverage Ingenico's mobile payment and secure EMV technology to enable fully integrated acceptance of current and future forms of payment, including magnetic stripe, EMV chip-based cards, contactless, and NFC-enabled transactions.
"Working together with partners like Ingenico on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld devices allows us to deliver the quality, usability and integrated experiences that customers are demanding," said D'Arcy Salzmann, senior product manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. "Together we are driving customer solutions that are tailored for core enterprise scenarios. Customers will benefit from Ingenico's payment expertise and will gain worker productivity and reduced training costs through the intuitive Windows Phone 8 user experience in Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. Enterprises deploying Ingenico's Windows Embedded 8 Handheld payment solutions gain another key device in their intelligent systems, and will be able to employ the data and telemetry from Ingenico devices for new insight into their operations."