AnywhereCommerce upgrades Nomad card reader

Source: AnywhereCommerce

AnywhereCommerce, a global payments technology provider, today announced the general availability of Nomad 2.0, its newest and most innovative mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) appliance for chip-card and magnetic stripe card acceptance.

AnywhereCommerce made the announcement at CARTES 2014 Secure Connexions in Paris, the world's leading event for mobile payments technologies.

A more compact and lighter version of AnywhereCommerce's original Nomad device, Nomad 2.0 is designed to flexibly support multiple card-present payment method options, including debit, credit, gift and loyalty card transactions through both magnetic stripe technology and EMV Chip-and-PIN functionalities. It has built-in secure Bluetooth capability, is PCI-compliant, EMVCo L1, L2 certified, and Visa Ready approved. Nomad 2.0 is compatible with most operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 mobile and tablet platforms.

"We believe that Nomad 2.0 represents a substantial improvement over other mobile payment acceptance appliances in the marketplace," said Mitchell Cobrin, founder and chief executive officer of AnywhereCommerce. "Our team has worked hard to create a powerful yet compact device that will provide the fast, flexible and highly secure card-present payment options that merchant services providers around the world need to service their on-the-go customers. We anticipate that Nomad 2.0's distinctive characteristics and competitive price point will make it a popular choice for merchant services providers, financial institutions and retailers."

Nomad 2.0 is the latest mPOS solution designed and developed by AnywhereCommerce, whose products are recognized worldwide for quality and reliability, and are in use throughout numerous markets. AnywhereCommerce payment acceptance devices utilize a variety of sophisticated connectivity and secure encryption technologies — from USB and Bluetooth to patented audio jack connectivity — that transform smartphones and tablets into fully featured, highly secure mobile card payments acceptance terminals. Nomad 2.0 comes ready 'out of the box' for customers who want to leverage AnywhereCommerce's 'aCommerce' global payment software application and gateway platform.

AnywhereCommerce will showcase Nomad 2.0, as well as its other products, at booth 4 N 027 at CARTES. 

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