Smart Mag J Series


List Price $400


The Smart Mag series are decoded magnetic stripe readers (internal decoding) designed to be used in any application which requires the swiping of a magnetic stripe, such as credit cards, licenses, student id's, and employee id's. Since the decoding is internal to the Smart Mag J, no wedge reader or external device is required. These readers are available in many different industry standard interfaces, are programmable, and are available with a variety of options, such as leds, alphanumeric displays, and relays, similar to the Smart Slot J.


  • Programmable
  • 1 or 2 Tracks
  • 5V or 12VDC operation
  • Good Read Beep
  • -40c to +85c operation
  • Networkable (RS422/485 versions)


  • Access Control
  • Security
  • Time & Attendance
  • Food Service
  • Membership Cards
  • Health Clubs
  • Video Stores
  • Taxi
  • Retail
  • Government


  • RS232
  • RS232 Wedge
  • Inverted TTL ASCII
  • Magstripe (ABA) Emulation
  • Wand Emulation
  • RS422/485
  • PC Wedge
  • Wiegand (numeric and alphanumeric)
  • VT320
  • DTMF


  • 1 or 2 Tracks
  • Interface
  • 8-character Alphanumeric Display ($100)
  • 4-digit Clock Display ($70)
  • LED's ($20)
  • Internal Relay ($100)
  • Sense Inputs for door open sensing ($30)
  • External Keypad Support (OEM only)
  • Weatherproofing ($30)
  • #6 or 3mm mounting options
  • Side or Rear wiring options
  • 5VDC, 8-15VDC, or 15-30VDC operation ($40)


Magnetic Stripe   Track 2, Tracks 1&2, or Tracks 2&3
Read Direction   bi-directional
Good Read Beep   Programmable
Slot Width   0.050"(1.2mm)
Indicators   2 Leds (programmable)
Temperature   -40c - +85c
Dimensions   4.6"L x 2.4"W x 1.4"H, 11.6cm x 6cm x 3.5cm
Weight   6 ounces
Material   Black Polycarbonate
Power   5VDC(150ma), 8-15VDC, or 15-30VDC
Standard Wiring   3' (91cm) cable w/flying leads or connectors depending on interface
Sense Inputs   TTL level (minimal current draw)
Relay   30VDC 500ma or 5V TTL level (minimal current draw) outputs
Displays   Alphanumeric character display (8-character)


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