As of System Five version 188.8.131.52 using a Canadian PIN pad for swiping credit and gift cards is now possible.
To use this feature:
You can not just swipe the card through the PIN Pad MSR at any time like you can with a separate MSR. Note that the MSR on the PINpad will only return track2, so you will not have the customer's name on the invoice. This is a limitation of the datacap software.
Windward still recommends that you have a separate track1 and track 2 MSR for reading credit cards. Credit Card Merchant agreements require that only clerks verify the security features of the credit card, swipe the credit card, and hold onto the credit card until after the signature has been verified. By having a separate MSR or keyboard MSR you are forcing the clerk to obtain the card. It is also easier to make the sale, as you only have to simply swipe the card, then press F10 to complete the sale.
On versions prior to 184.108.40.206 and SpeedyPOS, Credit card swiping is not supported on Canadian PIN Pads.
Last Edited: 26-Sept-2007