@pos announced that it has been awarded patent No. 6,234,389 by the US Patent and Trademark Office directed to a PCMCIA connection supporting secure POS transactions between personal computing devices and external transaction accessories.
The patent, titled “PCMCIA-Based Point-of-Sale Transaction Systems”, pertains to the coupling of personal and business computing devices including desktops, laptops, and PDAs via a PCMCIA port to external sale/purchase transaction accessories. External accessories supported include smart card and magnetic stripe readers, touch sensitive virtual keypad screens, small printers, signature pads, or bio-metric devices. The patent also addresses internal security and secure transaction software included in support of the connection.
“Receiving this patent reflects a significant investment and commitment by @pos to expand our intellectual property portfolio,” said Llavan Fernando, CEO of @pos, “This secure transaction technology provides an unprecedented alternative for traditional POS systems and underscores our intent to drive the industry with innovative technology leadership.”
@pos initiated an aggressive patent program when the company was founded in 1996 and currently maintains a patent portfolio of 4 issued and 20 pending patents.
@pos (OTCBB:EPOS) is a leader in secure, interactive electronic transaction technologies. The company currently markets its products to the retail, government and banking segments. @pos delivers proven technologies that include signature capture pads, web-enabled platforms, smart card interfaces, and encryption engines supporting DES and Triple DES. In addition, @pos offers an extensive suite of software tools. For more information, see www.atpos.comDetails