Tired of bemoaning the lags in smart card acceptance, technology companies are producing equipment that can connect the cards directly into computers and networks.

These card-reading devices come in various shapes and sizes, and range widely in complexity and cost. But hopes are unanimous among manufacturers and software providers that bankers, merchants, and consumers will soon come to see the added utility they bring by making smart cards easier to use in more and more places.

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