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MasterCard Certifies AnywhereCommerce's Nomad 2.0(TM) Payment Acceptance Device

EMV Chip and PIN Solution Complies with PCI PTS 3.x and SRED Mandates

MONTREAL – AnywhereCommerce, a global payments technology provider, today announced that Nomad 2.0, its innovative mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) device for chip-card and magnetic stripe card acceptance, has been certified for MasterCard’s Mobile-Point-of-Sale Program. As a result, the device is now recognized by MasterCard for meeting industry standards for protecting confidential information and ensuring data security.

Patricia Bateson, Vice President, Mobile POS for MasterCard said “MasterCard is pleased to welcome AnywhereCommerce to the MasterCard Mobile POS program, the launch of Nomad 2.0 will help broaden and transform commerce opportunities for small merchants, allowing them to grow their business.”

“We are very pleased that Nomad 2.0 has achieved certification in MasterCard’s Mobile Point-of-Sale Program,” said William Nichols, chief executive officer for AnywhereCommerce. “This device is an extension of our company’s longstanding commitment to deliver solutions that offer the highest level of data protection to everyone in the payments ecosystem, including processors, merchants, and of course, consumers. We understand that in every market we serve, maintaining robust security is of paramount importance. AnywhereCommerce will continue to lead the industry by bringing products to market that will exceed the most stringent security standards.”

A compact, lightweight device, Nomad 2.0 supports multiple card-present payment method options, including debit, credit, gift and loyalty card transactions through both magnetic stripe technology and EMV Chip-and-PIN functionalities. It is PCI-compliant, EMVCo L1, L2 certified, support SRED (Secure Reading and Exchange of Data,) and has built-in secure Bluetooth and USB capability. Nomad 2.0 is compatible with most operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 mobile and tablet platforms.

AnywhereCommerce products are recognized worldwide for quality and reliability, and are in use throughout numerous markets. AnywhereCommerce payment acceptance devices utilize a variety of sophisticated connectivity and secure encryption technologies - from USB and Bluetooth to patented audio jack connectivity - that transforms smartphones and tablets into fully featured, highly secure mobile card payments acceptance terminals.

About AnywhereCommerce

AnywhereCommerce is a global mobile payments technology solutions provider with a portfolio of IP, including the de facto audio-jack patents. AnywhereCommerce offers a global suite of hardware, software and gateway solutions for secure online and mobile card-present credit, debit, Chip (PIN and signature), and NFC transactions. Its Universal "aCommerce Platform" designed for iOS, Android, Blackberry and WP8, provides white label and customized software applications for retail line-busting and mobile field services. Its PCI and EMVCo certified ecosystem provides optimal security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for merchants, networks, issuers, processors and acquirers. For more information, please visit


John Stafford

Parallel Communications Group


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