Operating Conditions

Operating Frequency

Operating Technology: Magnetic stripe

Supported Card Types

Compatible with millions of cards in use worldwide

Physical Characteristics

3.7 in × 1.3 in × 1.2 in(9.3 cm × 3.4 cm × 3 cm)
4.6 oz(130.4 g)
Housing Color

Reader: black, mounting base: black

Mounting Options

Reader has an articulated cable for easy placement on desktops, counters, and more (optional mounting base available). Optional base dimensions: 3.375” x 3.5” x 0.5” (86 x 89 x 13 mm). Base weight: 13 oz. (369g)

Cable Length

6” (custom lengths available; call our Sales department at 866-439-4884)


Tri-state LED, dual tone beeper

Power Supply

USB self-powered; serial RS-232 [DB9F] model: 5V supplied by either PS/2 keyboard pass-through or USB power tap


USB, serial RS-232

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range
0℃ to 55℃ (32℉ to 131℉ )
Operating Humidity Range

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃ (-22℉ to 158℉ )

General Information


FCC, United States; CE Mark, Europe; RCM, Australia; Industry Canada, RoHS


One year for material/workmanship defects. See complete policy for details.

Compatible Operating Systems

Compatible with Windows CE®, Windows 2000®, 7®, 8®, 10®, Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Macintosh®, the Solaris™ operating system, Sun Ray™ thin clients, and Linux (free configuration software requires Windows® operating system)

Additional Information

Connectors and Software Interface

  • The standard USB model connects directly to a USB port and can send data as keystrokes or work with the optional Software Developer Kit (SDK). The RS-232 model connects to a standard serial PC COM port and sends data as ASCII. The CDC model emulates a virtual serial device.


Operating Conditions

  • Media Thickness: 0.015” (0.127 mm) to 0.038” (1.14 mm)
  • Media Formats: ISO 7811, AAMVA and other F2F formats
  • Slot Width: 0.040” (1.0 mm)
  • Swipe Speed: 3 to 60 inches per second, bi-directional
  • Operating Life: 1,000,000 cycles minimum


Physical Characteristics

  • Ports/Styles: USB, RS-232