Magnetic Card Reader
Magnetic card readers, also referred to as magnetic stripe readers (MSR), connect to the POS system via a USB, PS/2 or serial interface, reading and transferring customer credit card data to the computer for transaction processing. By combining magnetic stripe readers with a merchant account provider they can read the two or three programmable tracks of data on the back of a bank, gift, or credit card and verify card validity, avoiding fake or fraudulent cards.
POSMicro carries a full line of magnetic card readers from top POS hardware manufacturers like IDTech, MagTek, Unitech, POS-X and Logic Controls capable of interpreting tracks 1 & 2 and even magnetic stripe readers capable of reading all three tracks. Some magnetic card readers also offer programming options to customize data transmission to the POS system.
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The following models have been discontinued and are no longer carried by POSMicro.com. In some cases, accessories may still be available. We will try to list replacement models in the product description when available.HHP | ST6920
ID Tech | 3840 Reader Writer | VersaMag
MagTek | MagWedge
Opticon | MCR1000
POS-X | Xm90
Unitech | MS240