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 Techs common EMV L2 kernel, and is supported by ID TECHs 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 at ID TECH

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ID TECH is a global leader in the Auto Identification 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, contactless 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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