Can this card be used for business (for customers), i.e. a paypal account on the computer

We would like to use the smart card reader on either our imac or the ipad when we are selling our products at a show. Is the reader compatible to use when accepting payments through our business paypal account?

SCM SCR3500 Smart Card Reader

SCM SCR3500 Smart Card Reader

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    This is a CCID Smart Card Reader - Hardware. Your Mac OS X application would need to know how to handle the security objects on the card (i.e. X.509 Identity). Any Mac OS X Application would be able to see and use it like any other Keychain using the Keychain APIs.

    As of v4.2, iOS does not provide any Smart Card Services with which to provide system-wide support for a Smart Card or Smart Card Reader. Your iOS Application would need to support both the hardware and the objects on the cards you would have in use. And of course, you would also need some 30-PIN to USB adaptor for an iPAD as well, but that is the least of your worries right now.