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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 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.
• 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
• Threaded inserts for 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.