How to Read Different Cards

Article by Megan Grosso

How to insert a card

To conduct a smart card transaction:
1. Position the smart card with the gold contacts facing upward.
2. Insert the card into the smart card reader slot in a smooth, continuous motion until it seats firmly.
3. Remove the card when the display indicates the transaction is completed.

 

How to swipe a card

To conduct a magnetic swipe transaction:
1. Position a magnetic card with the stripe facing the keypad.
2. Swipe it through the magnetic card reader.

 

How to process a contactless card

To perform a contactless smart card transaction:
1. Gently tap the card onto or hold the card (within 4 cm) against the surface of the display where the contactless logo appears.
2. An activated LED visual on the display accompanied by a short beeping sound indicates a successful transaction.

 

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