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Short Take: Internet device designed for gas pumps, vending machines

USA Technologies today unveiled the e-Port, a small Internet access device that can be attached to vending machines or gas pumps. The e-Port, which comes with a built-in credit card swipe, is designed largely for conducting e-commerce transactions and comes with an optional video display screen for banner ads. According to the company, the device can handle credit card transactions as low as $1.

USA Technologies today unveiled the e-Port, a small Internet access device that can be attached to vending machines or gas pumps. The e-Port, which comes with a built-in credit card swipe, is designed largely for conducting e-commerce transactions and comes with an optional video display screen for banner ads. According to the company, the device can handle credit card transactions as low as $1.