An Apple iOS App for Windows POS System Developers

Campbell, California -INFOMATO(R), Inc. today unveiled a new version of its iQuipment software that provides support for the ID TECH iMag and iMag Pro mobile readers for credit and magnetic stripe cards. Windows(R) POS systems developers can now use the Apple(R) iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) or iPad(R) to securely send information such as credit card data and employee IDs to their existing POS systems, and also use iOS devices as a highly user-friendly terminal to access the full-blown POS functions.

The custom interface between Apple’s iOS and Microsoft(R)’s Windows platforms is complex and costly. But using the concept of pre-fab modules and built-in communication, iQuipment’s unique software solution drastically reduces the typical engineering cost and development time associated with such a project by at least ten-fold.

Following simple SDK examples, a Windows developer can assemble well-defined functional modules to build up the desired iOS user interface(s) without writing a single line of iOS code, and without any knowledge of secure wireless communication between an iOS device and a Windows machine. In fact, all of the coding work and iOS UI design work for the Windows developer are done in his / her familiar Windows environment.

Unlike other credit card readers on iOS (such as the credit card system by Square, Inc.) which charge a service fee on each transaction via the readers’ own designated payment gateway and processor, the iQuipment / ID Tech credit card module lets the POS developer choose the most favorable payment gateway, processor and banking system. The iQuipment software solution also enables the developer to extend beyond the payment solution to integrate manual browsing and ordering functions. In addition to this software solution, INFOMATO also provides engineering consulting and contracting services to developers at a reasonable cost.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iQuipment 2.3.5 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. iQuipment PC application is $99.00 per server / PC.

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INFOMATO, Inc. was founded and registered in California, USA in 2005 with a unique mission to develop innovative software technologies. INFOMATO received initial funding from the CEOs of three corporations in Taiwan. INFOMATO is a registered trademark. Dr. Lo can be reached at +1-650-206-2314. Copyright (C) 2011 INFOMATO, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.