Programmable, MSR & Smart Card
We offer many options of programmable keyboard from smaller keypads to large full scale keyboards, suitable for many applications. In this range we also have keyboards with embedded MSR and Smartcard readers for card reading and access control.
Although our programmable keypads and keyboards require Windows to initally program them, the coding is stored within an inbuilt rewriteable EEPROM and can then be used on any platform.
Our programmable units are a great time saver for video and audio editing, report generation, stock control and countless other applications.
We are able to offer a different selection of key mechanisms including EPOS grade membrane technology, Cherry LX, Cherry MX switches keys designed for multiple users or in heavy traffic areas. If you would like further advise on what grade of switch is required for your project, please contact one of our team.
"A magnetic stripe card (MSR) is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. The magnetic stripe, sometimes called swipe card or magstripe, is read by swiping past a magnetic reading head. Magnetic stripe cards are commonly used in credit cards, identity cards, and transportation tickets. They may also contain an RFID tag, a transponder device and/or a microchip mostly used for business premises access control or electronic payment.
Magnetic recording on steel tape and wire was invented during World War II for recording audio. In the 1950s, magnetic recording of digital computer data on plastic tape coated with iron oxide was invented. In 1960 IBM used the magnetic tape idea to develop a reliable way of securing magnetic stripes to plastic cards, under a contract with the US government for a security system. A number of International Organization for Standardization standards, ISO/IEC 7810, ISO/IEC 7811, ISO/IEC 7812, ISO/IEC 7813, ISO 8583, and ISO/IEC 4909, now define the physical properties of the card, including size, flexibility, location of the magstripe, magnetic characteristics, and data formats. They also provide the standards for financial cards, including the allocation of card number ranges to different card issuing institutions." Source: Wikipedia