Ingenico Group Named Best-in-Category Winner in 11th Annual Pay Awards

Ingenico Group's iSMP4 was named the best-in-category winner in 11th annual Pay Awards. 

Atlanta, GA – July 6, 2017  Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), the global leader in seamless payment, today announced the iSMP4 Companion has been recognized as a 2017 Pay Awards Best-in-Category winner in the Best mPOS Solution category. For 11 years, the Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in prepaid and payments technology worldwide. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for payments executives. The iSMP4 Companion was selected by an expert judging panel that evaluated a stellar field of global nominees. Now, the mPOS solution has received the Best-in-Category distinction, which was a compilation of the judges’ picks and online voting.

The iSMP4 Companion, along with its suite of accessories, was designed to allow merchants to move beyond the checkout lane to create a better customer experience where ever the point of interaction happens to occur,” said Scott Holt, VP of marketing and product, North America for Ingenico Group. “Winning Best-in-Category for Best mPOS Solution is a testament to the work we’ve put into making this the most complete solution on the market.”

Featuring the largest screen and battery capacity in its class, the lightweight iSMP4 makes it easy to accept all forms of payments – including EMV chip & PIN and chip & sign, magstripe and NFC/contactless – anywhere, anytime a merchant and consumer interaction may take place. The iSMP4’s suite of accessories is comprised of a multi-bay docking station and rugged, universal tablet enclosure, which are specifically engineered to work seamlessly together with the iSMP4 Companion. Each piece of hardware has been designed from the ground-up to meet the unique needs of high transaction environments and support a broad range of enterprise use cases for in-store, out-of-store and on-board payment acceptance.

As our industry changes, we remain committed to honoring innovation and excellence. Among the big themes in this year’s competition were solutions tailored to specific B2B, health care, T&E and cross-border payment needs,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panels. “We also saw a remarkable number of consumer-focused solutions with ingenious approaches to savings and incentives that are making a difference in people’s lives. We’re proud to recognize Ingenico Group and its contributions to propelling the industry forward.”

Ingenico Group’s iSMP4 Companion is profiled in the Winners’ Showcase slideshow, which can be read here.

About Ingenico Group

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world’s largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world’s best-known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at or

About Paybefore

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