BOULDER, Colo. - U.S. Wireless Data Inc., manufacturer of the POS-50 wireless credit card terminal, announced the unit has been certified to accept debit cards through processing services provided by First Data Corp., Hackensack, N.J.

U.S. Wireless initiated the debit card capabilities to facilitate the steady increase of point of sale debit card volume reported by merchants and POS-50 resellers.

The POS-50 uses cellular communication technologies to verify and approve transactions before issuing customer receipts and an authorization code that allows funds to be electronically transferred in the merchant's bank account. Mobile businesses that do not have access to traditional phone lines are the primary users of the unit.

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