Mag-Tek Introduces New Port-Powered Insert Card Reader

CARSON, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) Mag-Tek Inc., an international leading provider of card technology solutions, expanded its presence in the magnetic stripe card reader market this week with the introduction of an insert card reader requiring no external power supply.

The new Port-Powered Insert Card Reader with RS-232 interface is powered by the serial port signals. It is designed for use at gas pumps, self-service kiosks and in the gaming industry.

With dual heads, it reads single or dual track cards in two card orientations for optimum ease and user-friendliness. Mag-Tek designed the reader to be ISO, ANSI, AAMVA and CDL compatible, and JIS stripe discriminate. Another new feature is its programmable communication configuration for either buffered or unbuffered modes of operation.

This highly reliable reader consumes low power and is available with flush mount or extended bezel options, each having vandal-resistant features.

Mag-Tek ( manufactures an ever-expanding line of magnetic stripe and smart card readers, MICR check readers, encoders and motorized readers for financial institutions, OEMs and retailers. Since 1972, its headquarters have been in Carson, with sales offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and international distribution in more than 40 countries.

Mag-Tek, known worldwide as an industry leader in technology and innovation, pioneered magnetic stripe readers more than 25 years ago.

Mag-Tek technology is used in millions of point-of-sale (POS) and financial transactions utilizing debit cards, credit cards, grocery store checkouts, automated gas pumps, pay phones and airplane seat phones throughout the world. For more information on Mag-Tek products, call 888/624-8350 or visit the company's Web site.