Ingenico announced that its TETRA platform is first to gain Mastercard's Ecos certification.
Worldline has received certification under Mastercard Enhanced Contactless (Ecos), the forward-looking standard released at the end of January. A new kernel supporting Ecos will be featured by Ingenico, A Brand of Worldline (since October 2020). It covers the entire Telium Tetra platform from Ingenico (in the U.S.: Alpharetta, GA). As payment terminals, this includes Ingenico's Lane Series, Desk Series, Move Series, Link Series, Open Series, and Self Series.
"Industry collaboration is integral in order to advance and secure payments across the ecosystem," related Bob Reany, EVP of Digital Devices and IoT at Mastercard. "We believe that contactless is the present and future of payments. Our work with Worldline is ground-breaking in that they are the first global partner to achieve Ecos certification--bringing enhanced contactless capabilities one step closer to the consumer."
"Mastercard Ecos technology enhances the protection of sensitive customer cardholder data and secures our ecosystem for the future with quantum-resistant technology," proclaimed Michel Leger, EVP of Global Solutions Development, Terminals, Solutions, and Services, at Worldline. "This certification also demonstrates our readiness to support our partners and customers as they upgrade to latest security and privacy requirements and it proves our company's platforms to be future-proof to support these requirements." According to industry estimates, for the third-quarter of 2020 contactless penetration represented 41% of in-person purchase transactions globally, up 30%.