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MS241 Programmable Reader (Black)

The MS241 is the perfect MSR tool for applications such as point of sale, access control, and self-service applications. Known for their reliability, they are easy to install and use.

The MS241 is available in dual and triple track configurations for reading ISO cards and driver’s licenses. Readers can be affixed to most computer keyboards or to any flat surface, and connected to any PC or Mac via keyboard wedge or USB interface.

No programming, software drivers, or external power is required. Just connect the reader to the keyboard and the keyboard port or a USB port on almost any PC or Mac and you're ready to read magnetic stripe cards. Data is read from the card and sent to the PC or Mac just as if it were entered from the keyboard. The MS241 is low-power CMOS, so no external power source is required. Click for Specifications

The MS241 can, however, be programmed to output your data exactly according to your requirements via the revolutionary Reader Configuration Manager software. RCM is an easy to use Windows application that communicates your specific data output requirements directly to your MSR241. (MS241s connected to Macs might need to be configured via PC.)

Cards can be swiped and read in both directions. An LED provides feedback to the user indicating ready to read or read error.

  • Bi-directional card swiping
  • Output configurable via Windows software
  • Compatible with all popular computers
  • Easily desktop or wall mounted
  • Compact space-saving design
  • PS/2 wedge or USB keyboard interfaces
  • Advanced data editing capabilities
  • ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV formats
  • 1,000,000 minimum passes magnetic head
  • 1 year warranty

MSR Track I & II with keyboard wedge interface, black color

MSR Track I, II & III with keyboard wedge interface, black color

MSR Track I & II with USB keyboard interface, black color

MSR Track I, II & III with USB keyboard interface, black color


Magnetic Stripe Formats ISO 7811, AAMVA, & CA DMV
Swipe Speed 3 to 55 inches per second, bi-directional
Card Width 0.010 to 0.050 inches
Slot Width 0.055 inches (1.37mm)
Interface Standard decoding with advanced output data editing
Dimensions Length: 3.94 inches (100mm)
Width: 1.38 inches (35mm)
Height: 1.18 inches (30mm)
Weight Approximately 9 oz. (255 grams) with cable
Color Black
Cable Length 6 feet (1.83 meters)
Connectors PS/2 keyboard wedge & USB
Mounting 2 mounting holes with brass threaded inserts Velcro strips
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