Ingenico doubles contactless terminal sales in 2010

Point-of-sale terminal producer Ingenico has announced that the proportion of its devices shipped with contactless and NFC capabilities doubled in 2010.


21% of the terminals sold to merchants were NFC-enabled in 2010, says the company, an increase of 50% over 2009.

The French firm’s new Telium terminal range is at the forefront of the rise in shipments. The terminals are capable of handling value added services applications such as couponing, loyalty, rewards and more, in line with new products being introduced by mobile and online providers.

The news comes as NFC World revealed earlier this month that POS competitor Verifone is to include NFC technology in all its new point-of-sale hardware.

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