News | March 4, 2015

Ingenico Mobile Solutions launches industry's first mPOS solution enabling NFC acceptance of Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave

Boston, Mass. - March 2, 2015 - From the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Ingenico Mobile Solutions, the global reference in mobile payment acceptance, unveiled the industry’s first audio-jack based NFC/contactless mobile card acceptance solution with support for Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave.

Ingenico Mobile Solutions has developed the RP170c that gives small merchants a future-proof solution for contactless payment acceptance by providing support for both magstripe contactless and EMV contactless cards.   

The RP170c is fully compatible with the Ingenico Mobile Solutions mCommerce platform including its mPOS application, management portals and gateway to instantly accept all of the latest NFC payment methods – including Apple Pay – as well as all Visa and MasterCard contactless cards, whether they are EMV or magstripe. As with any mPOS solutions deployed by Ingenico Mobile Solutions, the RP170c based solution can also be white labeled for merchants or channel partners reselling the solution that want to emphasize their own brand.

“Ingenico Group has a strong track record of innovation when it comes to EMV and NFC as we were the first one to develop combined EMV and NFC features in smart terminals in the US and across the globe,” said Jacques Guerin, EVP Smart Terminals & Mobile Solutions at Ingenico Group. “Today, we are introducing the only mPOS solution that will be able to process Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave transactions. With such a solution, we continue to provide merchants with future-proof mPOS solutions.”

Additional features of the RP170c include:

  • NFC/contactless reader and dual track magnetic stripe reader (MSR) in one unit
  • Compatible with virtually any iOS or Android device and connects via a 3.5mm standard audio jack
  • EMV Level 1 contactless certification
  • Certified for qVSD and MSD (Visa), plus M/Stripe and M/Chip (MasterCard)
  • Audible buzzer and color LEDs to signal completed contactless transaction
  • Integrated extended life rechargeable battery
  • Developer-friendly SDK for mobile application integration

Ingenico Mobile Solutions will showcase the RP170c for the first time at the GSMA 2015 Mobile World Congress (Booth #7J43), taking place in Barcelona, Spain March 2-5, 2015. The RP170c readers will begin shipping in June 2015, and are available for order now. For more information visit

About Ingenico Mobile Solutions

Ingenico Mobile Solutions is the global reference in mobile payment acceptance, providing secure, enterprise-level mobile Point of Sale solutions to more than 100,000 merchants worldwide. Our end-to-end mobile commerce platform enables merchants of all sizes to boost sales by deploying out-of-store payment solutions in addition to existing in-store solutions. Ingenico Mobile Solutions is part of the Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment. Learn more at or