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Unitech MS246 - Magnetic card reader ( Tracks 1, 2 & 3 )

Mfg Part #: MS246

Unitech MS246 - Magnetic card reader ( Tracks 1, 2 & 3 )

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Our Price$39.83
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

The Unitech MS246 is an intelligent, programmable magnetic stripe reader that provides a wide range of functionality and value in a convenient package size. The entire unit is just 100 mm long, about the length of a credit card. It reads up to three tracks of information with a single swipe in either direction, and has a beeper and three-color LED indicator to signal a successful read. The MS246 provides easy USB connectivity and OPOS driver support, and it is programmable so that the data format and output can be configured to match application and communication requirements.

Full functionality and compact size
The MS246 intelligent magstripe reader delivers exceptional performance in a compact housing. It can read up to 3 tracks of magnetic stripe card data regardless of swiping direction or speed. The MS246 is ideal for POS, security, loyalty and other applications.

Easy to use and install
The uniquely designed at housing allows for mounting in different orientations by using threaded inserts or Velcro. The 6-foot cable exits through the side, increasing flexibility in mounting options. The MS246 provides easy USB connectivity and OPOS driver support.

Many programmable features
The MS246 is a fully programmable reader and output format can be customized with its own user friendly Windows-based MSR reader configuration manager. For example, after reading and validating card data, the unit can be programmed to parse the data, insert control characters, and add prefix/suffix characters while maintaining data integrity through vertical and longitudinal error checking.

Product Highlights
  • Small footprint to fit in tight places
  • Reads up to 3 tracks of information
  • Bi-directional swipe reading
  • Superior reading of high jitter, scratched, and worn cards
  • Reliable for over 1,000,000 card swipes
  • Threaded inserts for mounting
  • USB-KB or USB-HID interface, no external power supply required
  • Signifies successful reads with a beeper and tri-color LED indicator
  • Can be used free standing or mounted

In The Box
  • Unitech MS246
  • USB cable - 1.8 m

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #MS246
Cost Central Item #11441818
Product DescriptionUnitech MS246 - Magnetic card reader ( Tracks 1, 2 & 3 ) - USB - black
Device TypeMagnetic card reader - external
Interface TypeUSB
ISO Card TracksTracks 1, 2 & 3
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)1.4 in x 1.2 in x 3.9 in
Approximate Weight7 oz
Cables Included1 x USB cable - 6 ft
Manufacturer Warranty2 years warranty

Extended Specifications

Device TypeMagnetic card reader
Enclosure TypeExternal
Interface TypeUSB
Approximate Width1.4 in
Approximate Depth1.2 in
Approximate Height3.9 in
Approximate Weight7 oz
Magnetic Card Reader
Recording StandardISO 7811
Card FormatAAMVA
ISO Card TracksTracks 1, 2 & 3
Read Speed5 - 50 ips (12.7 - 127 cm/sec)
Head Duty Cycle (Passes)1,000,000
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 x Magnetic Card
Connections1 x USB
OK NotificationBeeper, LED indicator
TTL DecodingDecoded
Cables Included1 x USB cable - 6 ft
Device FeaturesUSB HID Interface, keyboard emulation
Compliant StandardsISO 7811, OPOS
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support2 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - parts and labor - 2 years
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature131 °F
Humidity Range Operating0 - 95% (non-condensing)

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