Magnetic Stripe Keyboard Card Reader
(Keyboard Simulated Interface, 3-Tracks)

Magstripe Reading / Writing Software
Price $149.00 with utility software

Magnetic Stripe RS232 Reader (3 - tracks - decoded)

The Magnetic Stripe Keyboard Wedge Reader connects in-line between a PC and its keyboard. Power is obtained from the host when the reader is configured as a keyboard wedge. The decoded data appears to the host as keyboard keystrokes. It decodes magnetic cards encoded to ISO/ANSI standards. Cards can be swiped bi-directionally. This reader simultaneously reads all 3-tracks on a magnetic card.

The reader interfaces through the keyboard port of a IBM PC or compatible, PC/AT or PS/2. It is programmable through the disk setup utility. This reader is user configurable. The data output can be formatted with header, separator, start/end sentinel and suffix characters to match the format expected by the host. The capability of formatting the data output includes a powerful feature that allows the user to click on the menu selection on the screen. The keyboard layout is in accordance with the country language the user selects. If the reader is dual or triple track, the user can also configure which track to read and the track sequence expected by the host.
  • LED and buzzer reading status indicators
  • Keyboard interface: IBM PC-AT, PS/2 or compatible; Bi-directional reading
  • 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)
  • Supports data editing and track selection
  • Standards: ISO/ANSI 7811/AAMVA/CA DMV
  • Recording Method: Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F)
  • Message Format: ASCII
  • Card Speed: 12.7./sec. ~127 ./sec (5 ips ~55 ips)
  • MTBF: Electronics - 100,000 hours; Head Life - 500,000 passes
  • Input Voltage: 5 VDC supplied from the keyboard port
  • Current: 25mA at standby; 40mA max.
  • 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
Keyboards Supported
  • USA
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Spain
CE and FCC certified
$149.00 with utility software


Magnetic Stripe Reader (3 - tracks - decoded - RS232 or USB)

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