Magstripe Encoder Specs


Operating Voltage: 24VDC +/−10% (Power Adaptor Module Included).

Power Consumption: <2AMPS (Triple Track Reading & Writing at High Coercivity).

MTBF: 160,000 Power On Hours.

Encoding/Decoding Density: 75 or 210 BPI, for each track.

Media Coercivity: 250 to 4200 oersted

Communication: RS-232, USB-CDC


Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C). Maximum 95% non-condensing

Storage Temperature: 14° F to 140° F (-10° C to 60° C), non-condensing.


Read Head Life: 1,000,000 passes minimum.*

Write Head: 1,000,000 passes minimum.*

Low Amplitude: Read >30%@210 BPI, >40%@75 BPI.

Write Performance: Meets or exceeds ISO 7811 requirement for new cards.

Warranty: One year, parts and labor.

Agency: FCC Class A, CE Class A, and UL Listed.


Card Formats: ISO/ANSI, AAMVA, and “USER” (Custom).

Available Configurations: Tracks 1 and 2 or Tracks 1, 2, and 3.

Swipe Speed (Reading): 5 to 55 inches per second.

Swipe Speed (Writing): 5 to 35 inches per second.

Media Thickness: .007 to .045 inches.

Weight: 3 lb (1.36 kg).

Dimensions (HxWxL): 2.6 inches (67 mm) x 2.5 inches (64 mm) x 8.0 inches (204 mm) (includes feet)

Color: Beige.

Housing: Die cast zinc (ZAMAK).

Workshop Software Application Features

Write Writes data to a card in the Card Type format

Read Reads card data and displays the data in Track boxes

Compare Compares multiple cards to a single reference card

Erase Erases the selected tracks of data on a card

Sequential Write Writes both fixed and/or sequential data to a card

Write from File Writes to each card the next record from a file

Read to File Reads a card and enters the data as a record into a file

Database Write Writes cards from a database CSV file and Setup file

Card Type Provides card format selection based on Setup and Standards

ISO Selects 7811 ISO Standard card format

AAMVA Selects AAMVA standard, based on ISO Standards

USER Selects the card format from settings in Setup USER tab

RAW Reads and writes data and displays in a Hexadecimal format

Setup Provides selections and settings of formats and track parameters

Leading Zero Sets number of leading zeros before the Start Sentinel

BPI Setting Selects individual track data density (75 or 210 bits/inch)

Set Coercivity Sets the writing coercivity to High or Low (all tracks)

-– Start Sentinel Selects the Start Sentinel character for the individual tracks

End Sentinel Selects the End Sentinel character for the individual tracks

Bits/Character Selects the number of bits per character for individual tracks

Parity Selects character parity bit logic for individual tracks

Default Resets the parameters and settings to the standard norms

* All reliability numbers are based on operation in a benign environment.

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