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Low cost portable magstripe reader
The SST TA400 is a portable magnetic card reader able to read both tracks 1 and 2 of standard magnetic stripe cards. After a card is swiped, the SST TA400 gives a visual indication that the swipe was good (green) or bad (red). Data is stored in non-volatile memory for later retrieval. Each card entry is also timestamped with the date and time of the swipe. The stored data can later be downloaded to a computer using the cable and software provided with the unit. The SST TA400's small size, long battery life and ease of use make it ideal for a wide range of applications.
Use the SST TA400 to track time and attendance, service calls, home visits, outdoor events, VIP and customer loyalty cards, subcontractors offline credit card processing and more.
SST TA400 Features
Self contained, handheld package
Battery operated - 250 hours of continuous use
Reads tracks 1 and 2 - do data restrictions
Stores 1000 transactions
Visual indication of good/bad swipe
Comes with USB & RS232 connections
All swipes are timestamped
Data retained even if power removed
Includes PC software & USB cable
Only valid swipes are stored
Battery 2 x 1.5V "AA" type standard cell (user replaceable)
Memory 256K bytes FLASH
Capacity 1000 scans with timestamp
Indicators Red LED, Green LED
Timestamp Yes - date and time
Card type ISO 7811 compliant magnetic media
Tracks 1 and 2 (for tracks 1, 2 and 3 use model TA403)
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
Computer interface Standard USB and RS232 (USB cable included)
Housing ABS plastic with steel insert for card support
Size 4.25" L x 3.00" W x 1.20" D
Cable USB standard, RS232 optional
Operating system Windows 95, 98, XP, 2000
SST TA400 List Pricing:
Model Portable readers TA400 portable - 1000 cards, USB + RS232, 2 x 'AA', 2 tracks Software TA reader software - runs on Windows 95, 98, XP, 2000 Contact Manager software (for age verifiers)- data management, mail. labels Accessories RS232 download cable - for all portables except TA32 USB download cable - for TA32, TA400 & TA500 portables
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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