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ID TECH’s Shuttle and UniMag II Approved for the Visa Ready Program

Posted June 5, 2014

ID Tech Shuttle Card ReaderID Tech has announced two of their secure mobile magstripe readers, the Shuttle and UniMag II, are now approved solutions of the Visa Ready Program.

The Visa Ready Program is designed to ensure that devices, software, and solutions used to initiate or accept Visa payments are compatible with Visa’s requirements.

The ID Tech Shuttle and UniMag II are two-track encrypted magnetic stripe readers that transform any mobile device into an mPOS solution. Both mobile readers encrypt card data before it enters the mobile device increasing the merchant’s business reputation by inhibiting fraudulent activity. The Shuttle and UniMag II support TDES and AES encryption using DUKPT key management and administer superior card reading performance with a single swipe in either direction. With the Visa Ready Program’s security requirements and ID Tech’s continuation to innovate secure payment solutions, merchants can rely on the safety of their mPOS system.

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The New Honeywell Captuvo SL22 and SL42

Posted August 23, 2013

Honeywell Captuvo SL42 Mobile ComputerHoneywell has announced two new tools for retailers to shorten check out times and make shopping more personalized for customers and store owners. Honeywell’s Captuvo SL42 and SL22 are snap-on accessories for the Apple iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch mobile digital devices, respectively, turning the consumer devices into selling tools that allow retail workers to look up inventory, scan barcodes and securely process payment, bringing the check out to the shopper so no one has to wait in line.

Both new products feature Honeywell Adaptus 6.0 imaging technology, which reads virtually any barcode, including coupons or loyalty club bar codes increasingly found on the reflective screens of mobile devices.

Scanning performance, durability and ease-of-use were key factors that led executives from Sportsman’s Warehouse to equip workers in each of its 46 stores with the Captuvo SL22 for iPod Touch mobile digital devices. The company’s big-box stores across the United States are a one-stop shop for outdoors enthusiasts, selling sporting goods, clothing, footwear and supplies to campers, fishers and hunters.

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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your POS System

Posted April 15, 2013

POS systems – or point-of-sale systems – are the hardware and software systems that a business uses to process sales and collect payment from customers. POS systems have evolved greatly since  basic register-style units.  Modern systems include many additional features that allow you to input orders, manage inventory, track staff attendance, print invoices, and process reports.

If you’ve been in business for some time  or are still using an old fashioned cash register – you may want to look at updating  your POS and payment processing system. How do you know it’s time for an upgrade? Here are five tell-tale signs: Continue reading »


Start Taking Mobile Payments With ID Tech’s Shuttle

Posted September 20, 2012

Everything is moving more and more to mobile platforms and payment processing is no different. Taking the point-of-sale wherever it is needed can be easily done with the right tools for your Apple, Android, or Blackberry smartphones.

The ID Tech Shuttle is a magnetic stripe reader that communicates with mobile devices via the headphone jack.  The Shuttle utilizes ID Tech’s proven MagStripe reading technology, providing bi-directional card reading of up to two tracks of information and supports TDES and AES encryption using DUKPT Key Management.  The Shuttle is the only audio jack MSR with firmware upgradeability in the field and compatible with over 100 different phones and tablets which is critical to ensure device functionality with the widest variety of host devices in the market today. You can find a complete list of compatible devices here.

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