ROAM Releases the G5X: the United States’ First Magnetic Stripe Mobile Card Reader with Visa Ready Certification

Posted: Nov 26, 2013

BOSTON, MA – Nov. 26, 2013 – ROAM (, an Ingenico company and the leading mobile commerce platform provider, is pleased to announce the launch of the G5X, the company’s next-generation hardware offering for the United States. The G5X secure mobile card reader is the first and only magnetic stripe mobile card reader in the world to obtain Visa Ready certification, ensuring that the reader meets all of Visa’s latest requirements for secure payment acceptance.

This new device can be used as part of ROAM’s end-to-end mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution or integrated with an existing mobile payment application. With its custom-branding options and compatibility with hundreds of iOS and Android mobile devices, the G5X provides businesses of all sizes with the most flexible, reliable and secure mPOS experience.

Key features include:
– Advanced encryption technology that provides robust data protection
– Dual-track magnetic stripe reader (MSR) that can retrieve multiple data types from one swipe and that can read additional card types (i.e. gift cards, loyalty cards)
– Extended audio jack allowing the device to plug into virtually any mobile device or case

ROAM sells the G5X and its wide range of mobile card readers via its global network of acquirers, financial institutions, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and payment service providers (PSPs).

“The G5X is the culmination of many months of development that incorporate the very latest security features and to ensure compatibility with the widest possible range of mobile devices,” said Ken Paull, CEO of ROAM. “We’re dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, future-proof mPOS solutions that comply with all of the major payment standards used worldwide. As such, we’re very proud to be the provider of the first magnetic stripe mobile card reader to achieve Visa Ready certification.”

Learn more about ROAM’s mPOS solutions at

About ROAM™
ROAM, an Ingenico company, helps merchants get to market quickly with secure, cost effective and powerful mobile point of sale solutions, regardless of the technology environment. ROAM’s “powered by” mCommerce platform provides the hardware peripherals, applications, tools and services enabling companies worldwide to realize the benefits of using mobile to reinvent their interactions with their customers and to create new business efficiencies. Founded in 2005, ROAM is a pioneer in the mobile POS space, having produced and distributed the industry’s first secure mobile card reader and today powers mobile point of sale solutions for many of the leading companies in this market, globally. For more information, visit

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