Universal Magnetic Stripe Reader, RS232
Universal Magnetic Stripe Reader; SERIAL Interface
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The Universal Magnetic Swipe Reader can read Track 1 & 2 or Track 1,2 & 3 of magnetic information with a single swipe in either direction. An audible tone and a visual LED signal indicate a successful read. The Universal Magnetic Swipe Reader accepts both high and low coercivity magnetic cards, and can read all ISO 7811, AAMVA and California Driver's license, and custom data formats. Programmability options allow the user to select different languages and output data format, including divide, rearrange, edit, and validate fields of magnetic card data. The Universal Magnetic Stripe Reader can be used as a freestanding unit; Velcro mounted or permanently mounted using two screws. The available color choices are Beige and Black.


  • Small Footprint - can be mounted on keyboard or any flat surface
  • Bi-directional swipe
  • Decodes Track 1 and Track 2
  • ISO 7811, AAMVA and DMV Compliant
  • Reads both credit cards and Driver Licenses (AAMVA and California Standard)
  • Downloadable firmware
  • Programmable audio response
  • Easy customer setup with Setup utility
  • Read/Write Serial Number
  • Triple Colors LED indicator
  • 500K Magnetic Head Life
  • FCC Part 15 Class A and CE Mark
  • One-Year Warranty


  • Recording Method Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F), compatible with ISO 7811 and AAMVA
  • Swipe Speed 5 to 55 in/sec, (127 to 1400 mm/sec)
  • Power Requirements 5VDC/78mA
  • Operating Temp - 10C to + 50C
  • Storage Temp -30C to +70C
  • Operating Humidity 10-85% relative humidity
  • Magnetic Head Life 500K swipes min, (1M optional)
  • Weight 0.46 lb. without power supply ; 1.13 lb. Including power pack (approx.)
  • Dimensions 100L x 34W x 27H mm (3.94L x 1.34W x 1.10H inches)
  • Cable length 5 ft
  • Connector 9 pin D-sub female with molded power jack
  • Includes a UL Listed AC wall cube, Output= 5VDC 300mA regulated center positive
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