The IDTech Shuttle is a magnetic stripe reader that communicates with mobile devices via the headphone jack. Use your mobile device to read a variety of magnetic stripes, including credit cards, signature debit cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards. The Shuttle utilizes ID TECH"s proven MagStripe reading technology, providing bi-directional card reading of up to two tracks of information. When reading card data the Shuttle encrypts the information before it enters the mobile device, providing protection of sensitive data. The IDTech Shuttle allows merchants to provide their customers with another acceptable method of payment, and with the capability to swipe credit cards, merchants can save money by avoiding costly card-not-present fees. With the IDTech Shuttle, merchants can accept credit card payments wherever they go.