Ingenico launches the iCT250, the countertop payment terminal offering tomorrow's technology today

Neuilly?sur?Seine, France, (PresseBox) - Ingenico, the world's leading provider of payment solutions, today launches the iCT250. Its latest countertop terminal, he iCT250 is based on Telium2 technology, ensuring compliance with the strictest security standards. The terminal is equipped with a colour screen, and the ability to add Contactless technology, which means it is ready for the applications of tomorrow globally.

Design, flexibility...and colour!

The iCT250 has been designed to ensure maximum usability for both merchants and consumers. Small and easy to handle, the iCT250 features large backlit keys and a large colour screen, making it easy to read transaction?related messages and access richer menus and messages.

Additional options include:

? Contactless embedded technology, with no need for a external module;

? GPRS communication technology, freeing the merchant from the usual limitations imposed by a fixed telephone line, making it easy and faster to connect wherever you may be and helping

A terminal meeting the latest security standards and requirements

The iCT250 is the first fixed terminal to be PCI PED 2.0 certified, which is compulsory for all new terminals since May 1, 2008. It has also obtained CB 5.2 agreement from the GIE Carte Bancaire, which is mandatory in order to be marketed in France, in addition to the EMV Level 1 and Level 2 certifications required for the other markets.

For the Contactless option, the terminal is MasterCard PayPass certified (for which the standards in force since January 1, 2009 require a complete and secure transaction, completed in less than 100 ms) and is also Visa payWave certified.

Performance and readiness for the services of tomorrow

Thanks to the power of its two ARM microprocessors capable of handling 500 Mips (million instructions per second) and Telium2 technology, the iCT250 is ready for the next generation of security enhancements in the payment field, without this having any impact on the speed and reliability of the transactions of tomorrow.

With an improved memory capacity of up to 512MB, the iCT250 can host numerous applications, effectively giving the merchant and the consumer access to a wide range of additional top?up secured services including topping?up telephone cards, electronic wallet, loyalty programmes, gift cards, money transfer, cash?back, dynamic currency conversion. In the near future, advertisement and promotion at the point of sale, restaurant or entertainment show booking, and sale of mobile content will also be possible.

With the iCT250 offering an impressive combination of power, user?friendliness and security, Ingenico is further adding to its iCT200 series of fixed terminals, with the iCT200 already enjoying great success in a number of countries around the world including the UK, Italy and Turkey.

Ingenico GmbH

Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the world's leading provider of payment solutions, with over 15 million terminals deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 2,500 employees worldwide support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services and increase their point of sales revenue. Ingenico generated pro-forma revenue of €780M in 2008.

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