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The Unitech MS246 magnetic stripe reader is the easiest way to obtain your card data. A simple swipe and you’ll be capturing up to three tracks of data quickly and accurately. Easy to mount on any flat surface, installing an MSR reader is easier than ever.
The MS246 magnetic stripe reader is a handy and compact data collection solution easy to integrate into any gym, retail store, restaurant, library, or office.
• Point of Sale
• Gym ID
• Identification Card Scanning
• Access Control
• Small footprint to fit in tight places
• Reads up to 3 tracks of information
• Bi-directional card swiping
• Superior reading of high jitter, scratched, and worn cards
• Reliable for over 1,000,000 card swipes
• Velcro pads for easy mounting
• USB-KB or USB-HID interface, no external power supply required
• OPOS driver available (Compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP)
• 2-year warranty
|Magnetic Stripe Reading||3 Tracks||3 Tracks||3 Tracks|
|Host Compatibility||Mac / PC||Mac / PC||PC|
|Warranty||2 Years||1 Year||1 Year|
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|MS246||MS246, USB (Keyboard Emulation / HID Mode), Black|
|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
|Operating Temperature||32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C )|
|Storage Temperature||-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C )|
|Humidity||Maximum 95% non-condensing|
|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|
|Magnetic Stripe Formats||ISO 7811, AAMVA|
|Swipe Speed||5 to 50 inches per second, bi-directional|
|Card Thickness||.015 to .045 inches|
|Slot Width||.050 inches (1.37mm)|
|Indicators||Tri-colored LED, beeper|
|Dimensions||Length: 3.94 inches (100mm)
Width: 1.38 inches (35mm)
Height: 1.18 inches (30mm)
|Cable Length||6-foot side exit cable|
|MS245/246 Configuration Manager
Software for configuring the MS245/246 magnetic stripe reader.
|MSR Keyboard Base Driver
Required if you want to use OPOS feature.
|USBKB OPOS Driver
MSR Keyboard Base Driver needs to be installed first before install this one.