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TokenWorks, Inc. Unveils IDWedgeBT™, World's First Smart Bluetooth ID Card Scanner

Portable scanner speeds electronic form entry of driver's licenses, credit cards, student IDs, military IDs, membership cards and loyalty cards, eliminating keypunch errors

BRONXVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TokenWorks® Inc. introduces IDWedgeBT™, the first Bluetooth ID Card Scanner that automatically completes digital forms. Embedded software intelligently parses data from magnetic, 1D and 2D barcodes on driver's licenses, financial payment cards, student IDs, membership cards, military IDs, loyalty cards and sends it via Bluetooth to computers running Apple, Android and Windows operating systems. It is twenty times faster than manual data entry, eliminates keypunch errors, requires no software development, and works with any computer or mobile device that pairs with a Bluetooth keyboard.

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Unlike traditional card scanners that send raw card data, IDWedgeBT's built in software recognizes different cards types, extracts relevant field data and executes a user defined script to enter card data directly into an electronic form. Once IDWedgeBT is configured for a specific form and paired via Bluetooth, simply scan/swipe a card and watch as IDWedgeBT automatically completes the form's contact and/or payment section(s). 

Future Proof - The IDWedgeBT works with today's iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPod 5. It will work with next year's iPhone 6, iPad 5 and iPod 6 because it doesn't depend on specific I/O connectors or need to fit into a gimmicky piggyback case. It works with Windows Slate, Android Nexus Tablets, Android phones, Samsung Galaxy II and III phones, MacBook Pro laptops and Linux devices, among others. The IDWedgeBT will type data into any form that supports a Bluetooth HID keyboard.

For developers, IDWedgeBT includes card-parsing software so there is no need to develop or license 3rd party parsing code.  It has two Bluetooth interfaces, Human Interface Device (HID) and Serial Port Profile (SSP). The HID interface works with operating systems that support Bluetooth keyboards (Android, Apple, Linux, Windows). The SPP interface works with Android, Linux and Windows devices, and is typically used when developing custom software. 

Charles Cagliostro, President of TokenWorks Inc., states, "IDWedgeBT builds on the success of our IDWedge® product and extends card reading to new platforms like smart phones, tablets and Apple / Linux Operating systems. We are finding strong interests in mobile applications which capture driver's license and credit card data, such as rental contracts, hotel registrations, and doctor's office check in."

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About TokenWorks®  
Founded in 1998, TokenWorks provides magnetic stripe card, smart card and other token-based solutions to system integrators and end users. Portable and Desktop ID Scanner products with age verification, lead capture and access control applications offered by TokenWorks can be viewed at For more information, call 1-800-574-5034, visit or e-mail [email protected]

Charles Cagliostro
[email protected]

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