Magstripe Encoder


Magstripe Encoder Magnetic Card Writer

Magnetic Card Writer

Use the MCW magstripe encoder to encode:

  • Membership cards
  • Visitor and employee badges
  • Identification and access control cards
  • Student identification cards
  • Gasboy Cards

Our Magnetic Stripe Card Reader/Writer MCW (Fully MSR206 Compatible) is designed to offer a card reading/writing solution for ISO formats.  It reads and writes up to 3 tracks of data, decoding/encoding and verifying up to 3 tracks of data simultaneously.  The MCW Reader/Writer provides a standard USB interface to communicate with host system or other terminal computers. 


  • Reading/Writing magnetic stripe card complied with ISO formats
  • Read/Write High & Low Coercive (300~4000Oe)
  • High/Low Coercivity encoding circuitry selectable on screen
  • Program software for Windows XP/Vista/7 (Windows 7 32 & 64 bit)
  • Programming software for various read/write performance
  • Sequential write function, up to 12 digits (1 up)
  • Manual Swipe to read and/or write card with USB output
  • Writing and verifying data on single, dual, or triple track in one swipe
  • +24VDC, 2.5A Max external power adapter attached
  • Dimensions of 210(L) x 60(W) x 62(H) mm
  Power requirements   +24VDC +/- 5%
  Consumption   Typical 350mA Max.  600mA plus for each writing track
  Power supply   External switching power 24V/2.5A
  Communication   Standard USB cable
  Ripple   50mVp-p or less
  Dielectric strength   500 VDC for 1 minute
  Read card   Track1   Track2   Track3
  Bit per density   210 bpi   75/210bpi   210 bpi
  Coercive force   Read/write 300-4000 oe Mag.card
  Card thickness   0.76-1.2mm
  Read speed   STD card   Jitter +/-15%   Amp. 60%
     5-55ips   5-50ips   5-50ips
  Write speed   5-30ips
  Write jitter   Interval < +/- 10%, Sub-interval < +/- 12%
  Error rate   Read < 0.5%
        Write < 0.8%
  Head life   Min. 1000K swipes for both read/write head
  Body material   ABS 94V-0
  Weight   Approx. 1.5kg
  Dimension   195.1L x 60W x 60H mm
  Swipe   Manual, single direction
  Operation   -10 to 60oC, 10 to 85% humidity
  Storage   -30 to 70oC, 10 to 90% humidity
Safety Approval
  Rating   FCC, CE, ROHS




MCW Tracks I, II & III High/Low Coercivity Magstripe Encoder. Includes USB Interface, Software, Programmer's Manual and Power Supply. $445
500 Pack of Blank High Coercivity Cards. $97

Also available, the EZW Encoder, our AMC 712/722 compatible magnetic card writer.

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