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
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.