Magnetic Stripe Serial Card Reader
(RS232 or USB interface, 3-Tracks)

Magstripe Reading / Writing Software

Price $199.00 with utility software

Magnetic Stripe Keyboard Reader (3 - tracks - decoded)

The Magnetic Stripe Serial (RS232) Reader is a port powered. This reader is a compact magnetic swipe card reader which can decode magnetic cards encoded to ISO/ANSI standards swiped bi-directionally. The does not require any external power supply and is compatible with any computer with a serial RS232 interface such as a personal computer (PC), notebook or laptop.

The reader operates in two basic modes: Ready Mode (Mode 1) and Host Controlled Mode (Mode 2). It will execute LED activities when initialized. When the reader is powered-up, it will go to Mode 1. It is now ready for operation. It will not respond until the LED activity is completed.
  • Powered by the serial port, without an external power supply
  • RS232 interface; Bi-directional card reader
  • Reads credit cards, bank cards, driver's licenses and ID cards
  • All tracks are available (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)
  • Small in size, easy to handle
  • Reads low and high coercivity cards (300 to 4000 Oer)
  • Green LED for status
  • Watch dog
  • Power Input: from RS232 port
  • Standards: ISO/ANSI/AAMVA/CA DMV
  • Recording Method: Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F)
  • Message Format: ASCII
  • Card Speed: 10 ./sec. ~140 ./sec (5 ips ~55 ips)
  • MTBF: Electronics - 100,000 hours; Head Life - 500,000 passes
  • DTR, RTS: 5 to 15 VDC
  • Current:
    - Ready Mode: Standby (2.5 mA); Transmission (6-7 mA)
    - Host Controlled Mode: Standby (2.5 mA); Transmission (6-7 ma)
  • RS232 Communication: 9600 bps, none parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
  • Size: 1.25"W x 3.5"L x 1.35"H (95cmL x 36cmW x 34cmH)
  • Weight (with cable): 6 oz. (180 grams)
  • Connector: DB9 female with 5 ft. cable (1.5m)
  • Color: ABS white
  • Plastic Case: ABS 94V-0 material
  • Temperature:
    - Operating: 14 degree F - 131 degree F
    - Storage: -22 degree F - 158 degree F
  • Humidity:
    - Operating: 10%~90% non-condensing
    - Storage: up to 100% non-condensing
Power Requirements
No external power supply required. The reader receives power from the host's RS232 port.
CE and FCC certified
$199.00 with utility software


Magnetic Stripe Reader (3 - tracks - decoded - Keyboard)

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