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UNITECH MS246 Magnetic Card Reader

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MS246
Magnetic Stripe Reader


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 about 4 inches (100mm) 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.

Full Functionality & Compact Size

The MS246 intelligent magstripe reader delivers exceptional performance in a compact housing. It can read up to three 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 & Install

The uniquely designed flat housing allows for mounting in different orientations by using threaded inserts or Velcro. The six-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.

Features


  • USB-KB or USB-HID Interface
  • User Friendly Configuration Software
  • Reads up to 3 tracks of information
  • Reliable for a minimum of 1,000,000 passes
  • Signifies successful reads with a beeper and tri-color LED indicator
  • Can be used free standing or mounted
  • Threaded inserts for easy and flexible mounting
  • 2-Year warranty from date of invoice
  • OPOS driver is available

Specifications


MS246 MS246, USB (Keyboard Emulation / HID Mode), Black
Electrical
Magnetic TTL Power +5 VDC +/-10% (50mV ripple maximum).
Ground 0 VDC (GND). Chassis ground connected to GND and magnetic head case.
Operating Current 1mA per track maximum when reading a card
About 70mA for decoded magnetic stripe
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 - 131°F (0 - 55°C )
Storage Temperature -22 - 158°F (-30 - 70°C )
Humidity Maximum 95% non-condensing
Reliability
Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
Rail and Cover Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
Conformance ISO 7811 1-6
Warranty 2 Years, parts and labor
Mechanical
Magnetic Stripe Formats ISO 7811, AAMVA
Swipe Speed 5 to 50 inches per second, bi-directional
Card Thickness 0.015 to 0.045 inches
Slot Width 0.050 inches (1.37mm)
Indicators Tri-colored LED, beeper
Interface USB-KB, USB-HID
Dimensions Length: 3.94 inches (100mm)
Width: 1.38 inches (35mm)
Height: 1.18 inches (30mm)
Weight 7oz
Cable Length 6-Foot side exit cable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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