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RS232 swipe reader with IntelliHEAD

This OEM swipe reader with RS232 interface is using the MagTek IntelliHEAD.
The MagTek IntelliHead is a high integrated low profile magnetic head with embedded 3-track F2F decoder ASIC (DELTA ASIC). The integrated multi-channel decoder assures highly productive and safe decoding of all ISO compliant cards. Even noticeable damages of the card or significant discrepancies of the amplitude are no problem with the help of the Automatic Gain control (AGC). Speed range of the swipe card between 7cm/s up to 250cm/s will be accepted without read fault error.
All analog signals will be processed within the shielded housing of the head. The reader are equipped with memory, which allowes the buffering of all the data, which can be stored on one card. The complete data content of the buffering will be transfered by shift-out procedure to the controller, when the controller is ready for processing.
The reader is also availabele in different rails with different length (43, 60 and 90mm).
RS232 swipe reader with IntelliHEAD
  • Magnetic head with integrated F2F-Decoder IC
  • For 2- or 3-track applications
  • Highly compact design (saves board space)
  • With memory function ( max. one complete ISO card)
  • No external assembly parts necessary
  • Only 4 lines till 3 track application necessary( Vdd, Vss, Data, Strobe)
  • Very low interference
  • Pretty good reading characteristics
  • AGC (Automatic Gain Control) reading cards between 30% and 200% ISO amplitude
  • Very low sleep current
  • Low power consumption, low operating voltage

Voltage 2,7 up to 5,5 Vdc
Current Max. 1,5mA for 3 track applications
Current (sleeping) 75µA
Speed range 3 up to 60 ips ( 7 up to 150 cm/s)
Interface Shift-Out, SPI, RS232, USB-HID, USB-Keyboard
Temperature (operating) -40°C up to 85°C

Order information
Description Part number
Track 1,2,3 - with cable and connectorr
43 mm Slim Rail
Track 1,2,3 - with cable and connector
60 mm Slim Rail
Track 1,2,3 - with cable and connector
90 mm Rail
Track 1,2,3 - with cable and connector
90 mm Slim Rail

(Technical details are subject to change without prior notice)