Ingenico's POS terminal 'first' to be certified by Google Mobile Services

Tyrone Stewart

Ingenico Axium D7Payments giant Ingenico has become the ‘first’ firm to achieve Google Mobile Services (GMS) certification for a secure point of sale (POS) terminal, meaning it can properly run applications by Google just like a smartphone or tablet would.

The Axium D7 ECR-POS is an Android-based POS that, with GMS certification, is able to give merchants the use of web browsing, online promotions, and access to existing loyalty programme apps out of the box. In addition, businesses can access Google Play apps for employee, stock and store management, and access cloud services for remote backup and management.

The POS terminal is also in the process of being certified PCI PTS v5, the highest security standard in payments, and is able to leverage the security provided by Google Play Protect.

“We are delighted to provide merchants with the world’s first Android POS to combine Google Mobile Services with Ingenico Group’s assets in secure payments and merchant services,” said Patrice Le Marre, EVP of the banks & acquirers business unit at Ingenico Group. “The recently GMS certified Axium D7 offers a similar experience to that of a consumer smartphone and tablet, in professional settings. It seamlessly integrates existing business apps into merchant environments without compromise on security. We are excited to expand our partnership with Google to offer enhanced digital experiences to banks, consumers and merchants.”