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MS240 Magnetic Strip Reader

  • MS240 Magnetic Strip Reader
More available on request. (2-5 weeks)

More available on request.

(2-5 weeks)

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Dual or Tripple Track Configurations

The Unitech MS240 and MS241 readers provides a simple, reliable, and versatile magnetic stripe reading solution for all your Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) needs.  The MS240 is beige in colour, while the MS241 is black.

The MS240 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 MS240 is available in dual or triple track configurations for reading ISO cards, and can be connected to any PC or Mac via keyboard wedge or USB interface. Cards can be swiped and read in both directions. An LED provides feedback to the user indicating "ready to read" or "read error".

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 MS240 is low-power CMOS, so no external power source is required.

The MS240 can, however, be programmed to output your data exactly according to your requirements via the revolutionary Reader Configuration Manager (RCS) software, available only for Unitech card readers.  RCM is an easy to use Windows application that communicates your specific data output requirements directly to your MSR240.


The MS240 and MS241 dual track models support the following interfaces:

  • USB - (MS240-2UG beige, MS241-2UG black); and 
  • PC PS/2 Keyboard Wedge - (MS240-2KG beige, MS241-2KG black). 


The MS240 and MS241 tripple track models support the following interfaces:

  • USB - (MS240-3UG beige, MS241-3UG black); and 
  • PC PS/2 Keyboard Wedge - (MS240-3KG beige, MS241-3KG black).



  • Bi-directional card swiping
  • Output configurable via Windows software using SCM ( Scanner configuration Manager Software)
  • Compatible with all popular computers
  • Easily desktop or wall mounted
  • Compact space-saving design
  • Advanced data editing capabilities
  • Magnetic Stripe Formats: ISO 7811, AAMVA & CA DMV
  • 1,000,000 minimum passes magnetic head
  • Read Rate: conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not caused by operator error)
  • Swipe Speed: 3 to 55 inches (76 to 1400mm) per second, bi-directional

Physical Characteristics:

  • Card Width:  0.010 to 0.050 inches (0.25 to 1.27 mm)
  • Dimensions:  100 mm (L) x 33 mm (H) x 35 mm (W)
  • Weight:  255g (including cable)
  • Cable Length:  1.8M
  • Mounting:  2 mounting holes with brass threaded inserts,  Velcro strips
  • MTBF (mean time between failures):  125,000 POH (power on hours)

Recommended for:

  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Health Care
  • Manufacure
  • Office/Post office
  • Retail (In-store)
  • Warehousing


MS241  Black in colour

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