Universal Magnetic Stripe Reader, Port Powered RS232
Universal Magnetic Stripe Reader, Port Powered RS232
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The Universal Magnetic Swipe Reader can read Track 1 & 2 or Tracks 1,2, & 3 magnetic information with a single swipe in either direction. The MAgnetic swipe reaser has a RS232 Interface and it derives it's power directly from the RS232 port. 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 & 2 or Tracks 1,2,& 3
  • 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: Derived from the RS232 port
  • 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

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