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Credit card readers

Postby Jluttrell » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:16 am

Putting together my system and curious about credit card readers. I notice one suggested had a keyboard wedge. Is this a requirement? Or can I get a generic usb based reader/writer?

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Re: Credit card readers

Postby Scott » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:17 pm

"Keyboard wedge" only refers to the interface used between the reader and the computer. It does not specifically refer to a combination keyboard / reader device, so a standard USB device will work provided that it supports keyboard wedge mode and not just HID mode. Most newer readers have a configuration utility that would allow changing the behavior of the device.

We generally recommend something like this one: https://www.barcodesinc.com/magtek/part-21040145.htm

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