MS240/MS241
Unitech Introduces U…
MS240/241
MS240/MS241
General Introduction
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Index
General Introduction
Index............................................................................................................................... 1
Welcome........................................................................................................................ 2
Quick Overview............................................................................................................. 3
Market Requirements .................................................................................................... 4
Positioning...................................................................................................................... 4
Specifications.................................................................................................................. 5
Unitech Durable and Ergonomic Design ....................................................................... 6
Configurations................................................................................................................ 7
Software Options........................................................................................................... 8
Sales Kit
Introduction ................................................................................................................. 10
Target Markets............................................................................................................. 11
Competition................................................................................................................. 12
Unique Selling Points.................................................................................................... 13
Pricing........................................................................................................................... 14
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MS240/MS241
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Welcome
As an extension to the current Magnetic Stripe Reader Line, Unitech is pleased to present you
the MS240/241.
The MS240/241 meets the demands of today’s applications in multiple applications such as
retail and time & attendance. Offering you a reliable, simple but versatile reader that can be
easy installed to any PC or MAC.
This whitepaper will offer you the opportunity to learn more about the MS240/241, its
features and opportunities.
MS241
MS240
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Quick Overview
Unitech’s MS240 reader provides a simple, reliable and versatile magnetic stripe reading
solution for all your MSR needs. The MS240 is the perfect MSR tool for applications such as
point of sale, access control and self service applications.
The MS240/241 reads up to three tracks for information with a single swipe in either
direction. It is available in dual and triple track configurations for reading ISO cards. The
readers can be connected to any PC or Mac using the keyboard wedge or USB interface and
can be mounted to every kind of flat surface.
No programming, software drivers, or external power is required. Connect the slot reader
using the keyboard wedge or USB interface to a PC or Mac and start reading magnetic stripe
cards instantly. Data is read from the card and send to the PC or Mac as if it were entered
using a keyboard.
The MS240/241 can be programmed using the Reader Configuration Manager. This software
allows the user to program the reader to output your data exactly according to the preferred
requirements.
Bi-directional card swiping
Windows software to configure output
PC and Mac compatible
PS/2, RS323 or USB interfaces
Advanced Data Editing
ISO7811, AAMVA, CA DMV Formats
Compact & space saving design
Desktop or wall mounting
Magnetic Head Life: 1,000,000 passes minimum.
1 year warranty
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Market Requirements
Low pricing
Easy installable
Reliable
Positioning
List price
Pen / Slot Reader
MS240 (Black/Beige)
MSR 2/3 Track
USB/KW/RS232
MS146 Barcode Slot reader (Black)
IP54, Wand, RS232, KW, USB, Infrared
MS100 Pen Scanner
ABS/PVC, USB, KW, RS232
MS120 Pen Scanner
Metal, KW, RS232, AMP, PS/2
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Environmental
Reliability
Connections
Physical
Characters
Mechanical
Specifications
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
Dimensions
Unitech standard decoding with advanced
output data editing
100mm (L) x 35mm (W) x 30mm (H)
Weight
Approximately 255grams with cable
Colour
Beige or Black
Cable Length
1,8M
Connectors
PS/2 keyboard wedge, RS232 and USB
Mounting
2 mounting holes with brass, Threaded
inserts and Velcro strips
Electronics MTBF
Magnetic Head Life
Rail and Cover Life
Read rate
Operating Temperature
125.000 POH
1.000.000 passes minimum
1.000.000 passes minimum
Less than one error in 100.000 bits on card
conforming to ISO 7811 1-5
0°C ~ 55°C
Storage Temperature
-30°C ~ 70°C
Humidity
Maximum 95% non-condensing
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Unitech Durable and Ergonomic Design
The MS240/241 has a rugged and compact design. The enclosed Velcro mounting pads provide
easy and inconspicuous mounting of the reader.
MS240 Front view
LED, indicating
good read
Bi-directional card
swiping
Built-in buzzer,
Indicating good
reading
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Configurations
MODEL
MS240-2K
MS240-2R
MS240-2U
MS240-3K
MS240-3R
MS240-3U
MS241-2K
MS241-2R
MS241-2U
MS241-3K
MS241-3R
MS241-3U
DESCRIPTION
MSR Track I & II with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Beige Color
MSR Track I & II with
RS232 Interface, Beige
Color
MSR Track I & II with USB
Interface, Beige Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Beige Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
RS232 Interface, Beige
Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
USB Interface, Beige Color
MSR Track I & II with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Black Color
MSR Track I & II with
RS232 Interface, Black
Color
MSR Track I & II with USB
Interface, Black Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Black Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
RS232 Interface, Black
Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
USB Interface, Black Color
REPLACEMENT FOR
PM3331-12A
VM3331-12
VM3331-02
PM3321-12A
VM3321-02
VM3321-12
VM3331-12U
VM3331-33
VM3331-23
VM3321-33
VM3331-23U
VM3331-33U
PM3331-12A
VM3331-12
VM3331-02
PM3321-12A
VM3321-02
VM3321-12
VM3331-12U
VM3331-33
VM3331-23
VM3321-33
VM3331-23U
VM3331-33U
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Software Options
The MS240/241 can be programmed to output the data exactly according to the preferred
requirements using the revolutionary Reader Configuration Manager (RCM) software, only
available for Unitech card readers. RCM is an easy to use Windows application that
communicates the specific data output requirements directly to the reader.
Furthermore the RCM basics are the same as for the Unitech Scanner Configuration Manager
therefore the settings can be easy exchanged to or from an Unitech Scanner as well as other
Unitech readers.
The RCM is not included in the package but available for downloading via the MS240 product
information on our website www.unitech-europe.com,
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Introduction
Unitech is pleased to introduce you the MS240/241 to improve their current MSR line of
products and replacing the non-RoHS products of the Valuemag and Powermag series.
The MS240/241 series offers a range of compact, multiple track magnetic stripe readers with
either a RS232, USB or Keyboard Wedge interface. Installing the MS240/241 will not influence
your PC set-up since there is no need for PC program modifications.
The MS240 offers a fast, easy and accurate method for entering data contain into a PC system.
Retail, POS and credit card, membership card and financial related are just a few of the
application.
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Target Markets
Payment
Time &
Attendance
Access Control
Loyalty
Cash Registers
Entrance Control
Memberships
Vending
Machines
Work-in Progress
Customer
loyalty
programs i.e.
Air Miles
In-Company
In-school
Canteen
Labor & Job
tracking
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Competition
Unitech MS240
Multi-Language
input
Compatible with
PC & MAC
Beeper and LED
as visual
Cipherlab 1023
Partner MR4000
Uniform MSR200-Series
MAGTEK Mini-wedge
?No multi-language
input
?Not compatible
with MAC
?No Beeper
HHP series
ST6920 and ST6980 has been announced End Of Life earlier this year. The
MS240/241 can be used as a replacement to these products
HHP Series
ST6920-1/ST6920-3
ST6980-1/ST6980-3/ST6980-5
Unitech Replacement
MS240/241-2K
MS240/241-2R
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Unique Selling Points
Compact Size
Mounts easily on keyboard or any flat surface
Velcro mounting kit included
Bi-directional Card Read
Ease of use, reduces training time
Allows greater flexibility in mounting devices
Powered by PC keyboard Port
No external power pack required.
Multiple Track Capability
MS240 Series products are available to read combinations of tracks 1, 2,
and 3.
Audible Alarm and Display
Provides feedback to operator to indicate good read, or error via
beeper and LED
Hi Swipe speed
Provides fast magnetic stripe data capture
Improving i.e. salesperson productivity in cash, wrap and check stand
environments. Increasing customer satisfaction.
Compatibility
All existing credit cards and proprietary cards that are matching to
ISO 7811, AAMVA & CA DMV.
High Coercivity (Hi-Co) and Low Coercivity (Lo-Co) magnetic stripe
cards.
The Reader Configuration Manager (RCM) is a windows PC application
offering users the benefit of :
- Uploading the configuration settings to the reader
- The basics for the RCM are the same as for the Unitech
Scanner Configuration Manager. Therefore the settings can be
exchanged for an Unitech hand scanner as well as for an
Unitech reader.
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Pricing
MODEL
MS240-2KG
MS240-2RG
MS240-2UG
MS240-3KG
MS240-3RG
MS240-3UG
MS241-2KG
MS241-2RG
MS241-2UG
MS241-3KG
MS241-3RG
MS241-3UG
1010-600886
1010-600887
DESCRIPTION
MSR Track I & II with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Beige Color
MSR Track I & II with
RS232 Interface, Beige
Color
MSR Track I & II with USB
Interface, Beige Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Beige Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
RS232 Interface, Beige
Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
USB Interface, Beige Color
MSR Track I & II with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Black Color
MSR Track I & II with
RS232 Interface, Black
Color
MSR Track I & II with USB
Interface, Black Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
Keyboard Wedge Interface,
Black Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
RS232 Interface, Black
Color
MSR Track I, II & III with
USB Interface, Black Color
EU Power Supply
UK Power Supply
EURO List Price
120,00
130,00
135,00
140,00
155,00
160,00
120,00
130,00
135,00
140,00
155,00
160,00
16,00
20,00
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