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Sterling Payment Technologies Announces New Mobile EMV Payment Solution

TAMPA, FL – Sterling Payment Technologies, a leading provider of secure payment processing, today announced it is supporting ROAMpay X5, Ingenico Group’s EMV-enabled mobile point of sale application for iOS® and Android™ smartphones and tablets. Sterling’s adoption of ROAMpay X5 strengthens its partnership with Ingenico Group to provide EMV-enabled, PCI-compliant payment solutions that are cost-effective, feature rich, and flexible. ROAMpay X5 supports all electronic payment transaction types and acceptance methods, including EMV chip & PIN and chip & sign, magstripe, and NFC/contactless, such as Apple Pay® and Android Pay.

Sterling offers two ROAMpay X5-compatible card reader options for merchants. The Moby/3000, designed to offer EMV acceptance at a price similar to magstripe-only card readers, connects wirelessly through Bluetooth® to any iOS or Android device. The RP450c card reader accepts EMV, magstripe and NFC/contactless payments, and has two connection options, including audio jack and Bluetooth. Both card readers feature point-to-point encryption (P2PE).

EMV is smart chip technology that stands for Europay/MasterCard/Visa. The standard was adopted in the U.S. on October 1, 2015, when in-store fraud liability shifted from financial institutions that have invested in chip technology to merchants who have not upgraded to EMV. For merchants, using the proper EMV technology protects their businesses and customers from fraud.

“We’re proud that Sterling is offering our ROAMpay X5 mobile application and compatible card readers,” said Russell Harty, senior vice president, US Sales for Ingenico Group. “Our mobile card readers provide smaller businesses with a secure, low-cost, convenient way to access EMV technology using the most popular smartphones and tablets, creating a better, more secure payment experience for their customers.”

Sterling Payment Technologies, a division of EVO Payments International, is one of the most innovative, customer-focused payment processors in the industry. Founded in 2001, the company processes payment transactions for all major card brands including Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express®. Sterling is committed to providing POS resellers, software application developers, and merchants with the most advanced payment solutions in the marketplace, including a complete range of electronic payment processing services, such as credit, debit, PIN debit, EMV, fleet, gift card, and electronic benefits transfer (EBT).

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