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Kas Thomas
Posted: 5 Jul 2016

One of the nice things about ID TECH card readers is how ridiculously easy it is to communicate with them. Did you know, for example, that you can talk to most of our payment peripherals via your Google Chrome web browser? Let's talk about how to do that, because it's tremendously handy to be able to talk to serial and/or USB devices using nothing more than JavaScript and HTML. For this article, I'm going to focus on the RS-232 version of ID TECH's SRED-compliant SecuRED card reader (pictured below), which is a full-time-encrypting magnetic swipe reader (MSR) that can communicate via USB-HID, USB-KB, or...