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MSR500EX (Mini123EX) Portable Magnetic Stripe Card Reader

MSR500EX(mini123ex) is the Smallest Portable Magnetic Data Collector


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It's a battery-powered portable magnetic swipe reader, which is specially designed for magnetic stripe data collection anytime and anywhere without computer.  Large memory can collect 3000 magnetic stripe card swipes. Built-in Time clock indicates every transaction date and time.  Data is read from the card and kept in the memory then you may downloaded the data to the computer, save that information to ISO or comma separated text format. The MSR500EX is about 25% smaller the the MSR500M, as seen to the right.     




  • 512 K bytes memory for storing 3000 records of data
  • 3-track version can collect all three tracks data   
  • Time stamp shows date and time with every transaction  
  • Password Protection defends user
  • Auto Power Off is set by user
  • Data downloadable to the computer via USB
  • Bi - Directional 
  • Battery powered and low battery indicated
  • Read ISO format and special format are available upon request
  • No programming required, easy to use as 1- 2- 3  


  • Any movable data collection (Trade shows, Racing events)
  • Point of sales (Credit card data collection)
  • Attendance (Student ID, Membership card)
  • Law enforcement (DMV card)

 ISO Standard

 Track 1

 210 bpi,  79 Alphanumeric Characters   

 Track 2

 75 bpi,  40 Numeric characters

 Track 3

 210 bpi, 107 Numeric characters  


 Memory size

 512K stores up to 3000 records 

 Time stamp

Date: YY/MM/DD ( 2007/03/15 => Mar. 15, 2007 )

Time: HH:MM:SS (19:08:35 => 7:08:35pm)

Week: Sun.=>1, Mon.=>2, Tue.=>3 Wed.=>4,

Thurs.=>5, Fri.=>6, Sat.=>7 

Example: 2002/04/12 19:08:35 6 =>

April 12, 2002,  7:08:35pm, Friday


 RS-232, Half-Duplex. 8N1, 9600 bps


 Card speed through the unit may vary from 3 ~50 ips

 Battery Power

 3.7v 220 mAH Rechargeable Battery


 Working Temp

 0~55 Deg. C

 Storage Temp

 -10~55 Deg C


 10~90% Relative



 L 1.6 x W 0.8 x H 1.2 inch   ( L 4.7 x W 2.2 x H 3.1 cm )

 Net Weight

 1.2 oz

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United States patent pending

All specifications subject to change without notice

These units are designed to write and verify magnetic strip data and do not eliminate the need for read only units. All sales on encoder products are final. DOA's will be repaired or replaced. The 1 year manufacturer warranty is in effect from date of purchase.