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1. (WO2001037199) POINT OF SALE ADAPTER FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/037199    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/024571
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06K 7/00
G06Q 20/32
G07G 1/00
Applicants: C-SAM, INC.
Inventors: PITRODA, Satyan, G.
Title: POINT OF SALE ADAPTER FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION DEVICE
Abstract:
An adapter (10) for use with a conventional point of sale card reader to interface with PDAs, wireless phones, and other handheld devices, through infrared or RF media. The signals from the handheld devices are converted to conventional magnetic stripe and/or smart card format, as required by the conventional POS card readers. The adpater (10) includes a credit card sized housing (12), a microprocessor (16), a transceiver circuit (24), and a POS interface (20) which can be either or both of a magnetic stripe emulator, and a smart card emulator.