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Unitech MS 240 Card Scanner

The Unitech MS 240 reader provides a simple, reliable, and versatile magnetic stripe reading solution for all your MSR needs. The MS 240 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 MS 240 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.
MS 240 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
MS241-3UG This part is replaced by MS246.
MS 240, Reader (Tracks 1, 2 and 3, USB with keyboard emulation) - Color: Black
Ships Today $102.06
Retail $185
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MS240-2KG MS 240, MSR Track I & II, PS/2 Keyboard wedge, Cable, Color: Beige Ships in 24-48 Hours $54.27
Retail $199
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MSR120B-33UE MSR120 Programmable Reader, (Triple Track, USB, RS-232 Emulation, Black) Ships in 24-48 Hours $78.04
Retail $120
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MS240-2UG MS240, DUAL TRACK, USB INTERFACE, 1 YEAR WARRANTY, BEIGE Ships in 24-48 Hours $54.11
Retail $175
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Unitech MS 240 Details


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 Unitech 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 Beige
Cable Length 6 feet (1.83 meters)
Connectors PS/2 keyboard wedge & USB
Mounting 2 mounting holes with brass threaded inserts Velcro strips


Electronics MTBF 125,000 POH
Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
Rail and Cover Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
Read Rate Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not caused by operator error)


Operating temperature 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C)
Storage temperature -22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
Humidity Maximum - 95% non-condensing
Warranty 1 year
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