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USB MagStripe Magnetic Card ReaderMagStripe Reader

  • Bi-directional card swiping
  • Output configurable via Windows software, also compatible for Macs
  • Easily desktop or wall-mounted with compact space-saving design
  • USB interface (keyboard emulation)
  • Advanced data editing capabilities
  • ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV formats
  • 1,000,000 minimum passes magnetic head
  • 1-year warranty for main unit; 90-day warranty for cables

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Unitech MS246 MSR USB Reader in Black - $50 - Price includes the MS246 Reader (Tracks 1, 2 and 3, USB Keyboard Wedge) - Color: Black. Mfg part # MS246
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Unitech’s MS246 Magnetic Card Reader provides a simple, reliable, and versatile magnetic stripe reading solution for applications such as point of sale, access control, and self-service applications. No programming, software drivers, or external power is required. Just connect the card reader to the keyboard and USB port on almost any PC or Mac and you're ready to read magnetic stripe cards. Data is read from the card and sent to the PC or Mac just as if it were entered from the keyboard. Magnetic cards can be swiped and read in both directions. An LED provides feedback to the user indicating ready to read or read error.

The MS246 Magnetic Card Reader is available in triple track configurations for reading ISO cards, credit cards and driver’s licenses. Card readers can be affixed to most computer keyboards or to any flat surface, and connected to any PC or Mac via keyboard wedge or USB interface. The MS246 can be programmed to output data according to requirements via the revolutionary Reader Configuration Manager software, available only for Unitech Magstripe readers. KCM is an easy to use Windows application that communicates your specific data output requirements directly to your MS246. Units connected to Macs may need to be configured via a PC.

Specifications & Dimensions

Mechanical
  • Unitec Magnetic Stripe ReaderMagnetic Stripe Formats ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV
  • Swipe Speed 3 to 55 inches per second, bi-directional
  • Card Width 0.010 to 0.050 inches
  • Slot Width 0.055 inches (1.37mm)
  • Interface Unitech standard decoding with advanced output data editing
  • Dimensions Length: 3.94 inches (100mm)
  • Width: 1.38 inches (35mm)
  • Height: 1.18 inches (30mm)
  • Weight Approximately 9 oz. (255 grams) with cable
  • Color Beige or Black
  • Cable Length 6 feet (1.83 meters)
  • Connectors USB
  • Mounting 2 mounting holes with brass threaded inserts
  • Velcro strips
Reliability
  • Electronics MTBF 125,000 POH
  • Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
  • Rail and Cover Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
  • Read Rate Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not caused by operator error)
Environmental
  • Operating temperature 32F to 131F (0C to 55C)
  • Storage temperature -22F to 158F (-30C to 70C)
  • Humidity Maximum - 95% non-condensing
  • Warranty 1 year

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