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MSR120 Magnetic Stripe Reader

Unitech’s MSR120 reader provides a simple, reliable, and versatile magnetic stripe reading solution for all your MSR needs. The MSR120 is the perfect MSR tool for applications such as point of sale, access control, and self-service applications. The MSR120 is available in triple track configurations for reading ISO cards and driver’s licenses. Readers can be affixed to most computer keyboards or to any flat surface, and connected to a Windows-based PC via USB interface and serial emulation. No external power required.


• Bi-directional card swiping
• Compatible with Windows-based computers (Not compatible with Macintosh)
• RS232 emulation on USB interface
• Easily desktop or wall mounted
• Advanced data editing capabilities
• ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV formats
• 1-year warranty

Model Comparison



Interface USB USB USB
Magnetic Stripe Reading 3 Tracks 3 Tracks 3 Tracks
Data Formatting Yes Yes No
Host Compatibility PC Mac / PC Mac / PC
Color Black Black Black
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years


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  • Model Numbers

  • MSR120B-33UE MSR120, USB (with RS232 Emulation), Black
  • Mechanical

  • Magnetic Stripe Formats ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV
    Swipe Speed 3 to 55 inches per second, bi-directional
    Card Width 0.010 to 0.050 inches
    Interface Unitech standard decoding with advanced output data editing
    Dimensions Length: 3.94 inches
    Width: 1.38 inches
    Height: 1.18 inches
    Weight Approximately 9 oz. with cable
  • Reliability

  • Electronics MTBF 125,000 POH
    Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
    Read Rate Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not caused by operator error)
  • Environmental

  • Operating Temperature 32ºF to 131ºF
    Storage Temperature -22ºF to 158ºF
    Humidity Maximum - 95% non-condensing
  • Warranty

  • Main Unit 1 year
  • Product Documentation

  • File Description Download
    MSR120 User Guide
    MSR120 Programming Guide
    MSR120 Brochure

  • Supporting Software

  • File Description Download
    USB Driver
    USB driver for the MSR120.

    Configuration Software
    Software for configuring the MSR120 magnetic stripe reader.

    Com to Keyboard
    Software utility for converting RS232 scanner input into keyboard input.

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