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Personal Transaction Card

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039879D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Loew, C [+details]

Abstract

A personal transaction card having a built-in keyboard, display, microprocessor and solar cell power source is disclosed. The personal transaction card serves as a remote input console to a self-service machine, such as an automatic teller machine or inquiry terminal. Being a personal card, the authorized holder of the card can enter the input data required for a transaction into the card well in advance of (Image Omitted) performing the transaction at the self-service terminal. Such advance data entry has the advantages of increasing privacy and reducing the length of time required at the self-service terminal to execute a transaction.