A good card reader will provide you with countless years of credit card, gift card, or employee card reads. From industry leaders such as MagTek, Unitech, IDTech, POS-X, and Logic Controls, POSMicro has the magnetic card reader built to your specifications.
Data security is becoming increasingly important, and card readers have heeded the call, building hardware encryption directly into their card readers, like in the MagTek Dynamag. For mobile payment applications, POSMicro offers card readers that connect directly to smartphones, giving you a low cost method to accept payment virtually anywhere.
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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.
Badge readers utilize visible or infrared light to scan barcodes on ID cards allowing for improved control in industries where limiting or tracking employee and guest access is necessary. Badge readers excel as employee time clocks enabling efficient punch in and out. Some badge reader models are even able to read both barcodes and magnetic stripes simultaneously, further increasing the security of your access control system.
Mobile Card Readers connect to handheld devices, such as the Apple iPhone, to create a mobile payment solution. Whether the connection is via SD or CF slot, or proprietary headphone jack, these mobile card readers are a low cost method to implement mobile credit card processing at your business.
Check readers utilize magnetic text recognition to read the account and routing numbers printed on checks, allowing for greater security at the time of purchase or payment. Some check readers simplify merchant hardware needs by integrating magnetic card readers into the check reading device. This type of integrated check reader would enable both checking transactions and credit or debit card transactions.
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.
POS-X Card Readers feature the Xm90 magnetic stripe reader models. Available with USB,
Serial, and PS/2 keyboard wedge interfaces, POS-X MSR units provide reliable, 3-track reading
capacity with a compact design. Like all POS-X components, every POS-X Magnetic Stripe
Reader offers inter-compatibility with the full POS-X hardware line and industry-wide
compatibility with major POS hardware manufacturers.
ID Tech Magnetic Card Readers, including the MiniMag, EasyMag, Omni, and MSR100 models,
are hallmarks in the POS industry for programmability, ease-of-use and durability. Every ID Tech
Magnetic Stripe Reader features 1, 2 or 3-track options and a variety of connectivity interfaces for
integration into any POS system.
The MagTek Magnetic Stripe Reader brand include popular Mini and Full-Size models. The Mini
stripe reader is easily mounted with adhesive strips or mounting hardware, while the Full-Size MSR offers a
bi-directional swiping channel. MagTek Card Readers are available in single-track, 2-track, and
MagTek manufactures industy-leading MICR check readers for fast, reliable capture of MICR
data formats on checks, deposit and withdrawl slips. MagTek check readers are compatible with
E13B and CMC7 MICR fonts and can be equipped with optional magnetic card readers.
The Unitech line of barcode slot readers provide a rugged and reliable solution at a reasonable
The Intermec line of badge scanners provide a rugged and easy-to-use method of
scanning security cards on the infrared spectrum.
Logic Controls Card Readers feature a small form factor, allowing for easy integration in almost
any point of sale environment.
Socket´s mobile line of Magnetic Stripe Readers interface via a compact flash or SD
Card slot for easy integration into mobile devices, eliminating the need to purchase a full portable data