If you’re looking for Mac-based Point of Sale (PoS) solutions, you may be interested in peripheral maker Intelli Innovations Inc.’s latest product announcement: The
IntelliSwipe. It’s a USB-based credit card reader designed to work with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.
The device emulates a USB keyboard and “types” credit card information using a simple text output format, according to the developer. The driverless operation allows it to work with any application, including Filemaker Pro, credit card authorization software, Microsoft Office, Web browsers, point of sale applications, text editors and more.
The IntelliSwipe works with all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard/Eurocard, American Express, Discover and Diner’s Club. It follows and interprets ISO 7811 guidelines.
The IntelliSwipe sports a bi-directional design and mounting holes, along with surface mounting pads. It incorporates a six-foot cable.