TA48 Mini portable magstripe reader

Portable Card Reader TA48 Mini portable magstripe reader
TA48 Portable Card Reader

The SST TA48 portable card reader is a smaller version of our very popular SST TA90 portable magnetic card reader. Capable of reading both tracks 1 and 2 of standard magnetic stripe cards, it provides all the features of the TA90, but in a package about 1/2 the size. The SST TA48 gives a visual indication that the swipe was good (green) or bad (red), and for good swipes, stores the data from tracks 1 and 2 in non-volatile memory for later retrieval. Each card entry is also timestamped with the date and time of the swipe. The stored data can be downloaded to a PC compatible computer using the cable and software provided with the unit. The TA48's extremely small size and ease of use enable a range of applications not possible before. Use it to track time and attendance, service calls, home visits, outdoor events, VIP and customer loyalty cards, subcontractors and more.

The SST TA48 comes complete with RS232 cable, PC download software, carry case and manuals, with an optional belt leash.

TA48 Portable Card Reader Features

  • Self contained, handheld package

  • Battery operated - up to 10,000 swipes

  • Reads tracks 1 and 2 - no data restrictions

  • Stores 1000 card scans

  • Visual indication of good/bad swipe

  • Only valid swipes are stored

  • All swipes are timestamped

  • Data retained even if power removed

  • Includes PC software and download cable

  • Ready to use with battery and carry case

TA48 Portable Card Reader Specifications

Battery  1 x 3V "CR2032" type standard lithium cell (user replaceable)

Memory  256K bytes FLASH

Capacity  1000 scans with timestamp

Indicator  Bicolor LED - red/green

Timestamp  Yes - date and time

Card type  ISO 7811 compliant magnetic media

Tracks  1 and 2

Card thickness  0.010" to 0.050"

Bit density  60 to 265 bits per inch

Swipe direction  Bidirectional

Swipe speed  2" to 50" per second

Operating temperature  0° to 60°C

Computer interface  3 wire RS232, 9600 bps via DB9 download cable

Housing  ABS plastic with steel insert for card support

Color  Black (other colors available)

Size  1.9" L x 1.3" W x 1.55" H

Weight  1.9oz

Operating system  Windows 95, 98, XP, or 2000

Cable  DB9 female to 3.5mm phono plug, 5 ft long

SST TA48 Mini portable magstripe reader list pricing:

Model Price
Portable readers  
TA48 portable card reader - small, rugged, 1000 cards, RS232, 2 tracks, SW $750
TA reader software - runs on Windows 95, 98, XP, 2000 $25
Carry case - for TA48, TA90, EasyID, and ContactID portable readers $15
Belt leash - for TA48, EasyID, and ContactID portable readers $15
RS232 download cable - for all portables except TA32 $25
3V lithium battery - for TA48, TA90, EasyID, and ContactID portables $2.50

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Also see:

MCE Magnetic Card Writer

MR801 Portable Card Reader

TA90 Portable Card Reader

NMR100 Networked Card Reader

Description Price  
TA48 Portable Card Reader $750.00

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