USB MagneSafe V5
Swipe and Insert Reader
TECHNICAL REFERENCE MANUAL
PART NUMBER 99875388-9
JUNE 2012
REGISTERED TO ISO 9001:2008
1710 Apollo Court
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Phone: (562) 546-6400
FAX: (562) 546-6301
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Copyright© 2001-2012
MagTek®, Inc.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice. No part of this document may
be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any
purpose, without the express written permission of MagTek, Inc.
MagTek is a registered trademark of MagTek, Inc.
MagnePrint is a registered trademark of MagTek, Inc.
MagneSafe™ is a trademark of MagTek, Inc.
Magensa™ is a trademark of MagTek, Inc.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Specification is Copyright© 1998 by Compaq Computer
Corporation, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation.
REVISIONS
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Rev
Number
1.01
2.01
3.01
Date
08 Jul 08
17 Oct 08
4 Feb 09
4.01
8 Jun 09
5.01
6.01
7.01
2 Feb 2010
27 Apr 2010
13 Jul 2010
8.01
9.01
31 Oct 2011
15 Jun 2012
Notes
Initial Release
Added OEM and 3-track reader models. Added insert reader.
Update Card Data (HID) table. Updated Privileged Commands section.
Added 210630XX models.
Added HID SureSwipe Flag property; updated Limited Warranty &
Agency Approvals; added wireless reader support
Moved Communication section to 99875475.
Updated Appendix A drawings to show mounting drawings
Removed 21073055, 21073058 and 21073059; added 21063022 &
21063023
Changed temp range to -30 °C to +70 °C
Corrected reference to Appendix A
LIMITED WARRANTY
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published specifications. This warranty shall be provided only for a period of one year from the date of the
shipment of the product from MagTek (the “Warranty Period”). This warranty shall apply only to the “Buyer”
(the original purchaser, unless that entity resells the product as authorized by MagTek, in which event this
warranty shall apply only to the first repurchaser).
During the Warranty Period, should this product fail to conform to MagTek’s specifications, MagTek will, at its
option, repair or replace this product at no additional charge except as set forth below. Repair parts and
replacement products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will be either reconditioned or new. All replaced
parts and products become the property of MagTek. This limited warranty does not include service to repair
damage to the product resulting from accident, disaster, unreasonable use, misuse, abuse, negligence, or
modification of the product not authorized by MagTek. MagTek reserves the right to examine the alleged
defective goods to determine whether the warranty is applicable.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, MagTek specifically disclaims any liability or warranty for
goods resold in other than MagTek’s original packages, and for goods modified, altered, or treated without
authorization by MagTek.
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Seal Beach, CA 90740). If this product is delivered by mail or by an equivalent shipping carrier, the customer
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MAGTEK’S SOLE LIABILITY AND BUYER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES ARE STATED IN THIS SECTION
AND IN THE SECTION RELATING TO MAGTEK’S LIMITED WARRANTY.
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FCC WARNING STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and was found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation.
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this device is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CANADIAN DOC STATEMENT
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise from digital apparatus set out in the
Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe B prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numériqué de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
CE STANDARDS
Testing for compliance with CE requirements was performed by an independent laboratory. The unit under test
was found compliant with standards established for Class B devices.
UL/CSA
This product is recognized per Underwriter Laboratories and Canadian Underwriter Laboratories 1950.
RoHS STATEMENT
When ordered as RoHS compliant, this product meets the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Reduction
of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) European Directive 2002/95/EC. The marking is clearly recognizable, either as
written words like “Pb-free”, “lead-free”, or as another clear symbol ( ).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................1
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................... 2
HARDWARE CONFIGURATION ............................................................................................................. 3
ACCESSORIES ........................................................................................................................................ 4
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS ................................................................................................................... 4
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................................... 5
SECTION 2. INSTALLATION ....................................................................................................7
USB CONNECTION ................................................................................................................................. 7
WINDOWS PLUG AND PLAY SETUP ..................................................................................................... 8
MOUNTING .............................................................................................................................................. 8
SECTION 3. OPERATION .......................................................................................................11
USER SWITCH....................................................................................................................................... 11
LED INDICATOR .................................................................................................................................... 11
CARD READ ........................................................................................................................................... 12
READER STATES .................................................................................................................................. 12
CHARGING THE WIRELESS READER BATTERY............................................................................... 14
APPENDIX A. INSERT READER DRAWINGS........................................................................15
TABLES AND FIGURES
Figure 1-1. USB MagneSafe Swipe Reader – Full Size ............................................................................. vii
Figure 1-2. USB MagneSafe Swipe Reader – Mini .................................................................................... vii
Figure 1-3. USB MagneSafe Swipe Readers – P55 and P90 .................................................................... vii
Figure 1-4. USB MagneSafe Insert Reader without bezel ......................................................................... viii
Figure 1-5. USB MagneSafe P-Series Insert Reader with Extended bezel ............................................... viii
Table 1-2. Specifications .............................................................................................................................. 5
Figure 1-3. Dimensions for Full Size Reader ............................................................................................... 6
Figure 2-1. Reader Cable and Connector .................................................................................................... 7
Table 2-1. 4-Pin Connector .......................................................................................................................... 7
Figure 2-2. Mounting Hole Dimensions for Full Size Reader ....................................................................... 9
Figure A-1. Mounting Specification for 21063015 ...................................................................................... 16
Figure A-2. Mounting Specification for 21063018 and 21063019.............................................................. 17
Figure A-3. Mounting Specification for 21063020 and 21063021.............................................................. 18
Figure A-4. Specification for 21063022 ...................................................................................................... 19
Figure A-5. Specification for 21063023 ...................................................................................................... 20
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Figure 1-1. USB MagneSafe Swipe Reader – Full Size
Figure 1-2. USB MagneSafe Swipe Reader – Mini
Figure 1-3. USB MagneSafe Swipe Readers – P55 and P90
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Figure 1-4. USB MagneSafe Insert Reader without bezel
Figure 1-5. USB MagneSafe P-Series Insert Reader with Extended bezel
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SECTION 1. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) Readers are compact magnetic stripe card readers that conform
to ISO standards. In addition to reading multiple tracks of data from a card, the Readers also
include MagnePrint technology. The MagnePrint data will be included with the track data on
each transaction. In order to maximize card security, the Readers incorporate data encryption to
protect the card contents and MagnePrint information. The Readers are compatible with any
device having a host USB interface. A card is read in the swipe readers by sliding it, stripe
down, through the slot either forward or backward; in the insert reader, it is read by inserting
with the stripe to the right or left depending on the head orientation.
An LED (Light Emitting Diode) indicator on the Reader panel provides the operator with
continuous status of the Reader operations.
The readers conform to the USB HID (Human Interface Device) Class specification Version 1.1.
This allows host applications designed for most versions of Windows to easily communicate to
the readers using standard Windows API calls that communicate to the reader through the HID
driver that comes with Windows.
The Readers can be operated in two different modes:
• HID (herein referred to as “HID mode”) and
• HID with Keyboard Emulation (herein referred to as “KB mode”)
When operating in the HID mode, a reader will not use keyboard emulation. It behaves like a
vendor defined HID device so that a direct communication path can be established between the
host application and the reader, without interference from other HID devices.
When configured for the Keyboard Emulation (KB) mode, a Reader emulates a USB HID United
States keyboard or, optionally, any international keyboard using ALT ASCII code keypad key
combinations or customizable key maps. This allows host applications designed to acquire card
data from keyboard input to seamlessly acquire the card data from the USB swipe reader.
Caution
When in Keyboard Emulation mode, if another keyboard is
connected to the same host as the reader and a key is pressed on
the other keyboard while the reader is transmitting, then the data
transmitted by the reader may get corrupted.
When a card is swiped through the Reader, the track data and MagnePrint information will be
TDEA (Triple Data Encryption Algorithm, aka, Triple DES) encrypted using DUKPT (Derived
Unique Key Per Transaction) key management. This method of key management uses a base
derivation key to encrypt a key serial number that produces an initial encryption key which is
injected into the Reader prior to deployment. After each transaction, the encryption key is
modified per the DUKPT algorithm so that each transaction uses a unique key. Thus, the data
will be encrypted with a different encryption key for each transaction.
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FEATURES
Major features of the Readers are as follows:
• Wired model and wireless model dongle powered through the USB – no external power
supply required
• Wireless model reader is powered by a rechargeable battery; recharging can be provided via
a standard USB cable (for recharging only)
• Hardware Compatible with a PC or any computer or terminal having a USB interface
• Bi-directional card reading
• Reads encoded data that meets ANSI/ISO/AAMVA standards and some custom formats such
as ISO track 1 format on track 2 or 3
• Reads up to three tracks of card data
• Secure Red/Green/Amber LED for status
• Compatible with USB specification Revision 1.1
• Compatible with HID specification Version 1.1
• Can use standard Windows HID driver for communications; no third party device driver is
required
• Programmable USB serial number descriptor
• Programmable USB Interrupt In Endpoint polling interval
• Programmable Keyboard Table to support alternate languages
• Non-volatile memory for property storage
• Built-in 6 foot USB cable on some models; other models include USB 5-pin mini-B
connector
• Supplies 54 byte MagnePrint™ value
• Contains a unique, non-changeable serial number which allows tracking each reader
• Encrypts all track data and the MagnePrint value
• Provides clear text confirmation data including card holder’s name, expiration date, and a
portion of the PAN as part of the Masked Track Data
• Mutual Authentication Mode for use with Magensa.net
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Section 1. Features and Specifications
HARDWARE CONFIGURATION
The hardware configuration is as follows:
Part Number
Tracks
21063015
1, 2, 3
21063016
1, 2, 3
21063018
1, 2, 3
21063019
1, 2, 3
21063020
1, 2, 3
21063021
1, 2, 3
21063022
1, 2, 3
21063023
1, 2, 3
21073016
21073018
21073019
21073022
21073025
21073026
21073027
21073028
21073029
21073030
21073031
21073032
21073033
21073035
21073036
21073037
21073039
21073040
21073041
21073042
21073043
21073044
21073045
21073046
21073047
21073048
21073049
21073050
21073051
21073052
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
Style
Insert (IntelliStripe 65 style)
No Bezel, Head Right
Insert (IntelliStripe 65 style)
International Bezel, Head Right
P-Series Insert
Extended Bezel, Head Right
P-Series Insert
Extended Bezel, Head Left
P-Series Insert
Flat Bezel, Head Right
P-Series Insert
Flat Bezel, Head Left
IntelliStripe 65-Style
MT-215 Bezel
IntelliStripe 65-Style
Metal Bezel
Gray Full Size
Black P55
Black P90
Black Mini
Blue P55
Pink P55
Orange P55
Purple P55
Blue P90
Gray P90
Pink P90
Orange P90
Purple P90
White P55
White P90
Gray P55
Black P55
Blue P55
Pink P55
Orange P55
Purple P55
White P55
Gray P55
Black P90
Blue P90
Pink P90
Orange P90
Purple P90
White P90
Gray P90
Connector
Cable
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
USB mini-B
Optional
n/a
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
n/a
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
USB mini-B
6’ USB-A
Optional
Optional
6’ USB-A
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Part Number
21073054
21073057
21073063
Tracks
1, 2, 3
1,2
1, 2, 3
Style
Black 6’ Mini
Black 6’ Mini
Gray 6’ Full
Connector
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cable
6’ USB-A
6’ USB-A
6’ USB-A
ACCESSORIES
The accessories are as follows:
Part Number
Description
21041495
USB-A to 5-pin Molex, 6’ black
21042806
21051514
21051515
21051516
21051517
21051518
USB MSR Demo Program with Source Code (CD)
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Gray, 700mm Retractable Cable
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Gray, 750mm Cable
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Gray, 1200mm Coiled Cable
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Black, 700mm Retractable Cable
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Black, 750mm Cable
21051519
99510026
USB-A TO USB-Mini-B Black, 1200mm Coiled Cable
USB MSR Demo Program with Source Code (WEB)
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
MagTek Communication Reference Manual for USB MagneSafe V5 Readers (99875475)
Axelson, Jan. USB Complete, Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals, 1999.
Lakeview Research, 2209 Winnebago St., Madison WI 53704, 396pp., http://www.lvr.com.
ANS X9.24-2004 Retail Financial Services Symmetric Key Management Part 1: Using
Symmetric Techniques
USB Human Interface Device (HID) Class Specification Version 1.1.
Universal Serial Bus (USB): HID Usage Tables Version 1.12 (1/21/2005)
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Specification, Version 1.1, Copyright© 1998 by Compaq Computer
Corporation, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation.
USB Implementers Forum, Inc., www.usb.org.
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Section 1. Features and Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
Table 1-2 lists the specifications for the USB MagneSafe Readers.
Table 1-2. Specifications
Reference Standards
Power Input
Recording Method
Message Format
Card Speed
Current
Normal Mode
Suspend Mode
Dimensions
Weight
Cable length
Connector
Dimensions
Weight
Cable length
Connector
Dimensions
Weight
Connector
Dimensions
Weight
Connector
Dimensions
Weight
Connector
ISO 7810 and ISO 7811/ AAMVA*
5V from USB bus
Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F)
ASCII
4 to 60 ips (10.1 to 152.4 cm/s)
ELECTRICAL
100mA maximum
500uA maximum
MECHANICAL - FULL SIZE
Length 6.50” (165.1mm)
Width 1.74” (44.2mm)
Height 1.50” (38.1mm)
6.8 oz. (192.7 gr)
6 ft.
USB Type A plug
MECHANICAL – Mini
Length 3.94” (100.0mm)
Width 1.28” (32.5mm)
Height 1.23” (31.3mm)
4.7 oz. (133.2 gr)
6 ft.
USB Type A plug
MECHANICAL – P55
Length 2.08” (52.83mm)
Width 1.13” (28.70mm)
Height 1.21” (30.73mm)
1.3 oz. (36.9 gr)
USB Mini B 5-pin
MECHANICAL – P90
Length 3.49” (88.5mm)
Width 1.02” (25.91mm)
Height 1.00” (25.4mm)
1.2 oz. (34.0 gr)
USB Mini B 5-pin
MECHANICAL – Insert
Length 4.66” (118.4mm)
Width 2.56” (65.02mm)
Height 1.01” (25.65mm)
1.2 oz. (34.0 gr)
USB Mini B 5-pin
ENVIRONMENTAL
Temperature
o
o
Operating
-30 °C to 70 °C (-22 F to 158 F)
o
o
o
o
Storage
-40 C to 70 C (-40 F to 158 F)
Humidity
Operating
10% to 90% noncondensing
Storage
10% to 90% noncondensing
* ISO (International Standards Organization) and AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle
Administrators).
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Figure 1-2. Dimensions for Mini Reader
Figure 1-3. Dimensions for Full Size Reader
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SECTION 2. INSTALLATION
This section describes the cable connection, the Windows Plug and Play Setup, and the physical
mounting of the unit.
USB CONNECTION
Connect the USB cable or dongle for the wireless model to a USB port on the host. The Reader,
LED Indicator, and pin numbers for the 4-pin connector are shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1. Reader Cable and Connector
Pin numbers and signal descriptions for the cable shown in the illustration are listed in Table 2-1.
Table 2-1. 4-Pin Connector
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
Signal
VBUS
- Data
+Data
Ground
Cable Color
Red
White
Green
Black
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USB MagneSafe V5 Swipe and Insert Reader
WINDOWS PLUG AND PLAY SETUP
On hosts with the Windows operating system, the first time the reader is plugged into a specific
USB port, Windows will pop up a dialog box, which will guide you through the process of
installing a device driver for the reader. After this process is completed once, Windows will no
longer request this process as long as the reader is plugged into the same USB port. The device
driver that Windows will install for this reader is the driver used for HID devices and it is part of
the Windows operating system. When the dialog box pops up, follow the instructions given.
Sometimes Windows will find all the files it needs on its own without giving any prompts. Other
times Windows will need to know the location of the files it needs. If Windows prompts for the
file locations, insert the CD that was used to install Windows on your PC and point Windows to
the root directory of the CD. Windows should find all the files it needs there.
MOUNTING
The Reader may be mounted with screws or fastening tape as described below.
1.
The Reader can be mounted on a surface in various ways:
• By two screws through the surface attached to the bottom of the unit and running the
cable on the top of the surface
• By two screws through the surface attached to the bottom of the unit and by drilling a
hole in the surface for the cable and running the cable through the hole
• By attaching the unit to the surface with fastening tape and running the cable on the
top of the surface
Note
The two mounting inserts are 3mm diameter, 0.5mm pitch, 6.4mm
deep. The length of the screws used depends on the mounting
surface thickness and the thickness of washers (if used).
The mounting dimensions for the full size reader are shown in Figure 2-2; the mini size is
shown in Figure 2.3. Determine the method of mounting required.
Note
Installation for insert reader models (210630XX) can be found in Appendix A.
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Section 2. Installation
Figure 2-2. Mounting Hole Dimensions for Full Size Reader
Figure 2-3. Mounting Hole Dimensions for Mini Reader
2.
Ensure the Reader is positioned on a flat, accessible surface with at least 4 inches
clearance on either end for room to swipe a card.
If fastening tape is to be used, clean the area that the Reader will be mounted on with
isopropyl alcohol. Remove the adhesive protective cover on the fastening tape, then
position the Reader and push down firmly.
3.
Mount the Reader.
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SECTION 3. OPERATION
USER SWITCH
Only the wireless reader model includes a user switch. This section only applies to the wireless
model. The User Switch, or Power Switch, is located on the side of the reader. Pressing the
User Switch when the reader is off will turn the reader on. The reader will stay on for a
predetermined amount of time (the default is 120 seconds) or until the completion of a card read
transaction. Pressing the User Switch briefly when the reader is on will extend the Activity
Timer to its full period avoiding having the reader turn off due to inactivity.
If the power is already on, pressing the User Switch and holding it for three seconds will turn the
reader off.
LED INDICATOR
The wired reader has one LED on the reader body. The wireless reader model has one LED on
the USB dongle and another LED is on the wireless reader body.
The LED indicator will be either off, red, green, or amber. When the reader or dongle is not
powered, the LED will be off.
When the wired reader or dongle is first plugged in, the LED will be solid amber. After the
reader is plugged in, the host will try to enumerate the reader. Once the reader is enumerated the
LED will turn solid green.
On the wired reader, solid green indicates that the reader is either awaiting Authentication (if
configured to require Authentication), or armed to read (if configured to NOT require
Authentication).
When the wireless reader is first turned on, the LED will flash amber and then go to solid green
unless the battery power is too low, in which case it will be red for two seconds then turn solid
green. When the reader shows a solid green, the reader is either awaiting Authentication (if
configured to require Authentication), or armed to read (if configured to NOT require
Authentication). When the wireless reader is attached to a USB cable or other 5-volt power
source, the battery will begin charging. The LED will slowly blink amber while the battery is
charging and then turn solid amber when the battery is fully charged.
If enabled to operate with authentication (Security Level 4) and when the host completes
Authentication successfully, the reader’s LED will blink green; the reader is now armed to read a
card. If the host fails an Authentication sequence, the LED will turn solid red and stay red until
either the host completes Authentication successfully or the reader is powered down.
When a card is being swiped, the LED will turn off temporarily until the swipe is completed. If
there are no errors after decoding the card data, then the LED will turn green for approximately
two seconds to indicate a successful read. On the wired reader, the LED will remain solid green
to indicate waiting for the next operation; on the wireless readers LED will turn off as the reader
powers down. If there are any errors after decoding the card data, the LED will turn red for
approximately two seconds to indicate that an error occurred and then turn solid green to indicate
waiting for the next card swipe. The retries can go on indefinitely until a good read or until
power goes off.
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For the wireless reader, after a card swipe but prior to indicating the status of decoding the card
data when data should be transmitted wirelessly, if the the reader is out of range the green LED
will blink rapidly (~10 times a second) until the reader is back in range (when data is
transmitted). The LED will go off if the user holds the user switch down for three seconds, if the
reader times out, or if the battery power is too low. If the reader is within range, it attempts to
transmit the data during which time the LED goes off. If the transmit attempt fails, the reader
will blink the red LED rapidly (~10 times a second) for two seconds. After which, regardless of
the outcome of the transmit attempt, the LED goes green or red to indicate the status of decoding
the card data.
Anytime the host puts the wired reader or dongle into suspend mode, the LED will turn off.
Once the host takes the reader or dongle out of suspend mode, the respective LED will return to
solid green. For the wired reader, authenticated mode is always ended by a USB suspend. For
the wireless reader it is not.
CARD READ
A card may be swiped through the reader slot when the LED is solid green or flashing green.
The magnetic stripe must face toward the head (as indicated by a line on the top of the reader)
and may be swiped in either direction. If there is data encoded on the card, the reader will
attempt to read the data, encrypt it, and then send the results to the host via a USB HID input
report or, if in Keyboard Emulation mode, as if the data was being typed on a keyboard. After
the results are sent to the host, the reader will be ready to read the next card. For the wireless
reader, if no errors were found while decoding the card data, the reader will automatically turn
off after attempting to transmit the data to the host.
READER STATES
This reader may be operated so that it requires Mutual Authentication with a Host in order to
transmit card data to the Host. When this mode of operation is required, the application (not
necessarily the Authenticating Host) may need to know the state of the reader at any given
moment. This can be done using the Get Reader State Command. The application may retrieve
this state at any time to get a clear definition of where the reader is any given moment.
For convenience, this manual refers to states with the notation State:Antecedent (e.g.,
WaitActAuth:BadSwipe). State definitions can be found at the definition of the Get Reader
State Command.
In most cases, the application could also track the state by inference. As the application interacts
with a reader, most state transitions are marked by the commands and responses exchanged with
the reader. The exception to this concept is the transition from WaitActRply:x to
WaitActAuth:TOAuth. This state transition occurs as the result of a timeout and the transition is
not reported to the Host. As the reader was waiting for the Host to send the Activation
Challenge Reply command and the Host set the time limit the reader should wait, the Host
should be aware that a timeout could occur. If the reader does time out and the Host sends the
Activation Challenge Reply command, the reader will return RC = 07 (Sequence error).
Examples of Host/Application/Reader interaction and state transitions:
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Example 1 – Power Up followed by Authentication and good swipe:
1. Reader Powers Up (State = WaitActAuth:PU). This is typically right after the
USB connection becomes available to the application. Application should
send the Get Reader State Command to discover the current state of the
reader.
2. Host sends valid Activate Authenticated Mode command (State =>
WaitActRply:PU). Reader responds with RC = 0x00 inferring the transition
to the WaitActRply:PU state.
3. Host sends valid Activation Challenge Reply command (State =>
WaitSwipe:PU). Reader responds with RC = 0x00 inferring the transition to
the WaitSwipe:PU state.
4. User Swipes a card correctly (State => WaitActAuth:GoodSwipe). Reader
sends the card data to the Host inferring the transition to the
WaitActAuth:GoodSwipe state.
Example 2 – Reader times out waiting for swipe:
1. Reader waiting (State = WaitActAuth:GoodSwipe). This is after a good
swipe. Application may send the Get Reader State Command to discover the
current state of the reader.
2. Host sends valid Activate Authenticated Mode command (State =>
WaitActRply:GoodSwipe). Reader responds with RC = 0x00 inferring the
transition to the WaitActRply:GoodSwipe state.
3. Host sends valid Activation Challenge Reply command (State =>
WaitSwipe:GoodSwipe). Reader responds with RC = 0x00 inferring the
transition to the WaitSwipe:GoodSwipe state.
4. Timer expires (State => WaitActAuth:TOSwipe). Reader sends “card data” to
the Host with no data, just a report about the Time Out (see Reader
Encryption Status), the Host infers the transition to WaitActAuth:TOSwipe
state.
Example 3 – Host sends invalid Activation Challenge Reply command:
1. Reader Waiting (State = WaitActAuth:GoodSwipe). This is after a good
swipe. Application may send the Get Reader State Command to discover the
current state of the reader.
2. Host sends valid Activate Authenticated Mode command (State =>
WaitActRply:GoodSwipe). Reader responds with RC=0x00 inferring the
transition to the WaitActRply:GoodSwipe state.
3. Host sends invalid Activation Challenge Reply command (State =>
WaitActAuth:FailAuth). Reader responds with RC = 0x02 or 0x04 inferring
the transition to the WaitActAuth:FailAuth state.
Example 4 – Host waits too long sending the Activation Challenge Reply command:
1. Reader Waiting (State = WaitActAuth:GoodSwipe). This is after a good
swipe. Application may send the Get Reader State Command to discover the
current state of the reader.
2. Host sends valid Activate Authenticated Mode command (State =>
WaitActRply:GoodSwipe). Reader responds with RC=0x00 inferring the
transition to the WaitActRply:GoodSwipe state.
3. Reader times out waiting for Host to send Activation Challenge Reply
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command (State => WaitActAuth:TOAuth). Host doesn’t know because the
reader can/does not send any message.
4. Host finally sends Activation Challenge Reply command (State remains
WaitActAuth:TOAuth). Reader responds with RC=0x07 inferring the
previous transition to WaitActAuth:TOAuth state.
CHARGING THE WIRELESS READER BATTERY
As mentioned above (LED Indicator), the wireless reader may indicate low battery at power up
by showing red for two seconds then turn solid green. The first time this happens, there will
probably be sufficient battery available for several more card swipes, but the battery should be
charged soon. If the low battery warning is ignored and the battery gets too low, the reader will
refuse to power up until it has been charged.
Charge the reader by connecting it to any USB port on a running system or a compatible 5VDC
source. For best results, allow the battery to charge fully (until the LED goes to steady amber)
before using the reader again. In the worst case, it may take 3 or 4 hours to fully charge the
battery.
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APPENDIX A. INSERT READER DRAWINGS
This section contains the drawings showing the mounting dimensions for the Insert Reader models.
The following drawings are included:
21063015
21063018
21063020
21063022
21063023
Mounting Specifications for 21063015
Mounting Specifications for 21063018 and 21063019
Mounting Specifications for 21063020 and 21063021
Specifications for 21063022
Specifications for 21063023
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Figure A-1. Mounting Specification for 21063015
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Figure A-2. Mounting Specification for 21063018 and 21063019
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Figure A-3. Mounting Specification for 21063020 and 21063021
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Figure A-4. Specification for 21063022
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Figure A-5. Specification for 21063023
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