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Ingenico iWL255 Review

Credit Card Machines

The Ingenico iWL255 is a wireless credit card terminal that can process virtually any payment types, including magnetic stripe credit and debit cards, EMV chip and PIN, mobile NFC payments, and contactless options such as MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave.

Long life lithium-ion batteries give merchants up to 650 transactions on a single battery charge, ensuring the ability to process payments on the go.

The iWL255 runs on the Telium 2 operating system, and functions wirelessly on AT&T’s 3G wireless network. Designed to be used in a variety of environments, the terminal features anti-shock and water resistant construction to help ensure full functionality no matter the location or elements.

The Ingenico iWL255 can also be personalized with your business information in several locations, including the printer cover, adding a personal touch and seamless branding to match your business.


The iWL255 terminal has been designed with security in mind. The terminal meets PCI PTS V3.0 security standards in the United States, and features support for several international security algorithms, including DES, TDES, RSA, and more. The Ingenico iWL255 is also EMV level 1 and 2 approved.


The Ingenico iWL255 provides several features for convenience, such as a large color LCD screen, wireless connection options, and a built-in printer. The terminal also offers store and forward, a feature that allows merchants to accept transactions even when a connection is not available. The terminal will accept the payment information, save it in the internal memory, and forward it for processing when a connection is available, ensuring that merchants never miss a sale due to a faulty connection.

Connectivity and Communication

To make connections easy, the Ingenico iWL255 can connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G or using a serial port or USB cable.

Display and Keypad

The iWL255 offers a full color 320 x 240 pixel screen with 4096 colors. The bright 2.81” LCD screen offers easy reading. The Ingenico iWL255 features 15 backlit operational keys and 7 navigation keys. The ergonomic design and large keys make entering numbers comfortable and easy.


The iWL255 is designed for mobile use and was designed in a small, convenient size for portability. The terminal is 6.5”L x 3” W x 2.12” D and weighs 10.5 ounces.


The iWL255 offers 32MB RAM and 128MB flash memory. The internal memory can be used for the store and forward feature, allowing transactions to be saved for processing when a connection is available.


The iWL255 includes a built-in receipt printer that features printing at 30 lines per second for quick service. The printer cover can be personalized with your business information.


The Ingenico iWL255 includes a base charger to recharge the terminal’s lithium ion batteries. The terminal can process virtually all payment types without any other peripheral equipment.

Product Features


Credit Card Machines

  • Dial-Up
  • Dual/Comm
  • Wireless
  • Wifi
  • Contactless
  • EMV/ Smartcard
  • Built in Contactless Reader
  • NFC Capable
  • Internal PIN Pad
  • Store & Forward
  • Multiple merchant support
  • Multi application support
  • Encrypted

Ingenico iWL255 Q&A

PayHub Payments answer:

The Ingenico iWL255 is not available in a WIFI version. ?Depending on your specific requirements I would recommend the First Data FD130 or the Dejavoo Z9 WIFI.

Dan Robbins
PayHub Payments

TSYS Merchant Solutions answer:




TSYS Merchant Solutions answer:

Yes, both options.



TSYS Team,

TSYS Merchant Solutions answer:

The authorization means that the card is validating the funds are available & may hold the funds for 7 days.?


TSYS Team?

TSYS Merchant Solutions answer:

Please contact your merchant service provider to set up the connection.


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Ingenico iWL255 Reviews (1)

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from CardFellow, on Jan 21, 2017

A wireless terminal that accepts all newer payment types, like EMV chip cards? This Ingenico has you covered!

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