First Data launches EMV-enabled mobile card reader

First Data, a US-based payment technology solutions company, has expanded its Clover family of business management solutions

First Data launches EMV-enabled mobile card reader

First Data, a US-based payment technology solutions company, has expanded its Clover family of business management solutions by launching Clover Go, a new EMV-enabled card reader for mobile devices.

Clover Go can be plugged into an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone and uses a WiFi or cellular connection to transmit information.

The newly launched solution offers multi-merchant and multi-user functionality, enabling business owners to toggle between different store locations and provide access to an unlimited number of employees.

The company claims that business owners can also choose whether to use Clover Go as a standalone device or take advantage of its interoperability with the full Clover product suite.

First Data head of global business solutions Dan Charron said: “While the Clover platform serves businesses of all sizes, Clover Go is especially beneficial for businesses with mobile workforces or entrepreneurs just starting out who want to accept transactions while complying with the EMV liability shift.”