ID Tech starts shipping Augusta EMV card reader

Source: ID Tech

ID Tech, a leading manufacturer of secure payment solutions, mobile payment readers, point of sale peripherals, and digital signage, has announced that the Augusta has been released into production.

The Augusta is a compact MSR-EMV hybrid reader specifically designed for countertop environments. By having the EMV card slot on the top of the reader provides protection against accidentally leaving the card insert after the transaction has been completed. Audible and visual cues make the extremely user friendly. It supports encryption of both the magnetic stripe data and the EMV data and also supports remote key injection. The device is EMV L1 certified, uses ID Tech’s common EMV L2 kernel, and is supported by ID TECH’s Universal SDK.

“The release of the Augusta is a dream come true for merchants looking to move from a magnetic stripe reader to an EMV solution. It provides a fast, seamless, and extremely cost effective pathway to EMV transactions. With the same basic envelope and identical mounting as our very popular MiniMag swipe readers, the switch from magnetic transactions to chip card transactions is truly almost as simple as just swapping out the reader.” - Bill Rorick, VP Business Development. 

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