Ingenico ICT 220

Ingenico ICT 220 Summary

The Ingenico ICT 220 or ict220 is a credit card machine that’s built to be rugged and take a lot of use. It does encryption, decryption and payment processing. All of this is done at high speeds. The credit card reader works fast because it’s got plenty of memory to process the encryption, decryption and connection traffic to your payment processor. But it’s not only fast. It’s got features that you need. It takes a credit card swipe. It also takes EMV or “chip and pin.”  Let’s get into more details about the ICT220.

Credit Card Machine




Fast Processing:

Faster checkout speeds allow you to complete more transactions and get consumers on their way more quickly. If you have a line of customers you’ll appreciate the speed. Even if you don’t have a line of customers around the clock, you’ll appreciate how fast the transaction can be processed. Nobody likes to keep customers waiting.

Easy to Use:

The Countertop unit is designed for easy use and includes a backlit screen and keypad for all lighting situations. This makes it easy to see. Suppose you’re in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, art gallery or even a farmers market where there is dark lighting. Even in the dark the ict220 will be backlit so that your customer can see the screen and how much they need to pay you. There are big buttons for the customer to easily enter their pin.



This can be an expensive device. Generally it will be $200 or less. You’ll want to shop around online to get the best deal. It will still run you over a $100. But you’ll get a credit card machine that you’ll have for a while. It’s really not worth renting the machine. It’s a little expensive but you’ll save money by not renting. But if your payment processor offers you a free ict220 be sure to take them up on their offer. Also get free programming from your payment processor.

Ingenico ict220 Specifications

Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 x 3.3 inches
Item Weight: 2.5 pounds
Item model number: M252-653-A3-NAA-3

FeatureDescriptionDetailed Description
ProcessorARM 9 & ARM 7ARM 9 is the latest micro processor for devices. Basically this is the chip that runs the credit card reader.
Memory32 RAM / 128 FlashThis is the active memory available to process the transaction.
Card ReadersSmart Card, Magstripe, ContactlessThis means you will be able to accept any credit card and also payments made with a smartphone.
DisplayBacklitThe screen will show black numbers and letters and be lit with white in the background.
Terminal ConnectivityDial-up Modem and EthernetDial-up will connect via your phone line. Ethernet will connect to your computer network or cash register.
KeypadBacklit Keys
Navigation Keys
Backlit keys are easier to see in dark places.
Thermal printerSpeed in lines/second18 lines per second
Connections on the TerminalRS232, USB Host, USB Slave, Power Supply ConnectorThese are the connections or ports available for you to connect the credit card reader to the things you need such as power, a receipt printer or a cash register.
Terminal SizeLength
7.28 inches
3.26 inches
2.48 inches
WeightTerminal without the paper roll and cables11.46 oz
SecurityPCI PTS 3.xPCI or Payment Card Industry is the compliance organization that sets rules for keeping credit card numbers secure.
41 F to 113 F
85% HR at 104 F

Ingenico ict220 Details

The Ingenico ict220 is considered to be one of the fastest and most reliable terminals available. It offers easy-to-use features that you and your customers will find simple and easy. We’ve looked around and we see this terminal in many retail stores.  This is a countertop terminal that does not take up a lot of counter space. It takes chip credit cards (EMV) and also allows card swipes. It’s enabled for tap and pay payments such as Apple Pay and others. The buttons are big and sturdy for customers to use. The backlit screen display is readable and simple.

Ingenico ict220 Features

EMV and contactless card functions make sure that you can accept a variety of cards and smart phone app payments.

High-speed Internet connection

It takes a high speed internet connection and this is what you want. This will help you complete a transaction faster and not keep customers waiting. It’s also got dial-up backup in case you lose your internet. This dial-up connection is also pretty fast. It serves as a great backup if your internet connection fails.

Easy-to-read White Backlit Display

Restaurants, bars, and even many other types of retail places may have low lighting for atmosphere.  It provides high visibility even in lower light conditions with a backlit screen display. The font sizes are big and appear in bold black colors on a white screen. This is the easiest color scheme for people to see the amount and what they need to pay.

Ergonomic Design with a Small Footprint

Counter space is crucial. This device takes up very little of it. You can put this in a small area.

PCI PTS 3.x security standard

PCI PTS 3.x is a PCI security standard. This exceeds industry requirements for customer data security.

500MB standard memory

The device has 500MB of memory already installed. This is a lot of memory but you can add more if you need to. Adding memory is easy. But you can call your payment processor for help if you need it.


A full range of connectivity options, from dial to dial plus Ethernet, with an optional battery allows the ict220 to go wherever you go. A uniquely designed communication port area underneath the device keeps countertops neat and free of clutter.

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