Reads magnetic stripes.
ID TECH's Spectrum Hybrid Insert Reader is designed to read and decode up to three tracks of magnetically-encoded information. It reliably reads media conforming to ISO 7810 and 7811 standards. An optional tri-colored LED guides the user through the reading process, indicates when data is being processed, and signals successful and unsuccessful reads.

Reads smart cards.
The ID TECH Hybrid Insert Reader can also be configured to read and write to Integrated Circuit Cards (ICC or “smart” cards), memory or microprocessor cards conforming to ISO 7816 standards. The reader itself is approved to Terminal Level 1 EMV 3.1.1 specification, and is able to communicate with a host PC as a “plug-and-play” smart card reader-writer under the Microsoft PC/SC smart card interface, if desired. Programming the USB version is accomplished with a USB Serial Driver that enables serial data to be input via a USB port on the host computer.

Selects and formats data.
The ID TECH Hybrid Insert Reader is a fully-intelligent unit that can be programmed to read all tracks or only selected tracks from a magnetic stripe. It can also output data with terminating characters and up to nine preamble or postamble characters to match a data format expected by the host. In addition, the reader offers gate, latch, and Security Access Module (SAM) options.

Compatible with a wide range of footprints and applications.
The reader’s chassis is molded from a glass and lubricant-filled engineering plastic that supports the magnetic head as well as a PCB with a landing-style smart card connector. Separate molded bezels (choice of standard, compact, flush mount, or metal) attach to the chassis to guide the card and serve as mount for the LED indicator.* The magnetic head is spring-loaded to ensure good contact with warped or bowed cards. The smart card connector has gold-plated contacts that create a .02 inch “wiping” action to ensure dependable connection and long life.

 ELECTRICAL
Output Signals: TTL levels: 0 to 5 VDC (magnetic data).
Data: One for each track (magnetics only).
Clock: One for each track, normally high, sample on low (magnetics only).
Media Detect: Created from magnetic head detecting flux reversals from a magnetic card.
Card Seated: Signal notifies host electronics that the card has been fully inserted (for magnetics) or is created after the IC connector has made contact with the IC card’s contacts (for smart card).
IC Signals (per ISO 7816) on connector.
Power: +5 VDC.
Current: 15 mA maximum (for three tracks of magnetic data).
Less than 50µA in idle mode.
Ground: 0 VDC (GND). Chassis Ground connected to GND and magnetic head.
 ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature: 32° F to 131° F (0° C to 55° C).
Storage Temperature: -40° F to 158° F (-40° C to 70° C).
Humidity: Maximum 95% non-condensing.
 RELIABILITY
Magnetic Head Life: 1,000,000 passes minimum.*
IC Card Connector: 500,000 cycles minimum (equivalent to 1,000,000 passes).* Contacts are gold-plated and exceed EMV life requirements for minimum resistance over the life of the reader.
Chassis and Bezel: 1,000,000 card cycles minimum.*
Magnetic Read Rate: Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811-1/6
(not induced by operator error).**
Warranty: One year, parts and labor.

*All wear reliability numbers are based on operation in a laboratory environment.
**Based upon reading on withdrawal.

 Mechanical
Magnetic Stripe Formats: ISO 7811, F2F. Media with magnetic coercivity of 300 through 4,000 Oersted can be read.
Reading Speed: 5 to 60 inches per second.
Media Thickness: .025 to .035 inches. Maximum card thickness .035 inches.
Dimensions: Standard Bezel Length: 4.64 inches (117 mm). Width: 3.97 inches (101 mm).
Height: .389 inches (9.88 mm).
Compact Bezel Length: 4.2 inches (107.3 mm). Width: 2.5 inches (63 mm).
Height: .87 inches (22.2 mm).
Flush-Mount Bezel Length: 4.3 inches (109.2 mm). Width: 2.75 inches (69.9 mm).
Height: 2.75 inches (69.9 mm).
Options: Latch, Gate, LED indicator, “Fraud Detect”, and “Card Present” Signal.

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