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Handheld data collector with display

The SST TA130 portable magnetic stripe card reader is the perfect tool for collecting magnetic card data in the field. The large 2 line backlit LCD display immediately indicates correctly and incorrectly swiped cards, and provides an immediate readout of available memory and number of cards stored. The backlight turns off automatically after a few seconds of inactivity to preserve battery power. In addition, green and red lights give a simple go/ no-go indication, and a yellow light indicates charging. A programmable internal beeper can also provide a good/bad beep if desired.

All stored data can be retrieved using the download software and cable. The data can easily be used with Excel or any database program. Applications include time and attendance tracking, trade show lead management, classroom attendance, labor tracking, and more.

The SST TA130 comes complete with batteries installed, AC adapter, user manual, download cable and software.


  • Stores 1000 complete track 1 and 2 swipes

  • 2 line backlit LCD display for ease of use

  • Built-in rechargeable batteries

  • Runs 24 hours continuous on a charge

  • All swipes are time stamped

  • No data restrictions - stores entire track

  • Built in beeper provides audio feedback

  • Displays time/date and available memory

  • Complete with AC adapter, cable and software


Battery  NiMH rechargeable cells - factory installed

Charge time  16 hours (unit will operate while charging)

Memory  256K bytes FLASH

Capacity  1000 scans with Timestamp

Display  2 line by 16 character LCD with backlight

Indicators  Red LED, Green LED, Amber LED, beeper

Timestamp  Yes - date and time

Card type  ISO 7811 compliant magnetic media

Tracks  1 and 2

Card thickness  0.010" to 0.050"

Bit density  60 to 265 bits per inch

Swipe direction  Bidirectional

Swipe speed  2" to 50" per second

Operating temperature  0 to 60C

Charging temperature  15 to 35C

Serial communications  3 wire RS232, 9600 bps via DB9 download cable

Housing  ABS plastic with steel insert for card support

Color  Black

Size  5.25" L x 3.10" W x 1.75" D

Weight  8.5oz

AC Adapter  6 VDC, 500mA (must use supplied adapter)

Operating system  Windows 95, 98, XP or 2000

Cable  DB9 female to 3.5mm phono plug, 5ft long

SST TA130 List Pricing:

Portable readers
TA130 portable - LCD display, 1000 cards, rechargeable, 2 tracks
TA reader software - runs on Windows 95, 98, XP, 2000
Contact Manager software - address completion
Contact Manager Lite SW - no address completion
EasyID Reader software - for Windows 95, 98, XP
AC adapter - 6V, 500mA, for TA130

Specifications subject to change without notice.


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