IDTech Jumps on Mobile Device Credit Card Reader Bandwagon

Posted by John B. Frank - ePayment News Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Source: ID TECH
Date: April 09, 2012 15:51 ET

ID TECH Releases Shuttle, New Secure Credit Card Reader for Mobile Devices

New Two-Track Reader Communicates With Mobile Devices Via Headphone Jack

LogoCYPRESS, Calif., April 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ID TECH, a leading manufacturer of automated data entry, mobile payment, point of sale, and secure payment devices, has launched the sleek and secure Shuttle mobile magnetic stripe reader for Apple, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices.  Primary benefits include secure MagStripe reading, universal fitting without the use of a clip, and the ability to read up to two tracks of card data.

The 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.  For a full list of compatible devices, please visit our website at

When reading card data, the Shuttle encrypts the information before it enters the mobile device, providing protection of sensitive data.  The Shuttle's unique design allows it to fasten securely to mobile devices without the use of a clip, allowing for a smooth card swipe and reliable reading of card data.

ID TECH is a global leader in the Auto ID industry with sales, manufacturing and R&D facilities around the world.  The company has become a well-established payment solutions provider with extensive experience in data capturing and encryption products and services. Designing dependable, feature-rich products has made ID TECH a leading supplier of MagStripe readers/writers, mobile payment readers, smart card readers, barcode readers, POS keyboards, signature capture devices, PCI-compliant PIN pads, and other specialty products for OEMs, VARs, resellers, distributors, and key end users.  ID TECH provides both standard and custom solutions to support customer requirements.  For more information about ID TECH, please call 1-800-984-1010 or visit

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