Ingenico Introduces mPOS Dongle For Mobile Wallet Transactions

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Ingenico has released an audio jack-based point-of-sale dongle that can accept payments made by mobile phone.

The drably-titled RP170c offers support for both NFC/contactless and mag-stripe payments via a 3.5mm standard audio jack that can be plugged into any iOS or Android device.The kit comes with an audible buzzer and color LEDs to signal completed contactless transaction and a software developer kit for integration with other mobile applications.

Ingenico claims the dongle is the first of its kind to offer mobile-to-mobile transactions from the likes of Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Visa payWave, alongside common-or-garden card tapping and swiping.