HP USB Mini Magnetic Stripe Reader with Brackets User guide

HP USB Mini Magnetic Stripe Reader with Brackets User guide

HP Mini Magnetic Stripe Reader for

Point of Sale System

User Guide

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Fourth Edition (September, 2010)

Document Part Number: 419221-005

About This Guide

This guide provides information on setting and using the HP USB Mini-MSR for Point of Sale System.

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Table of contents

1 Product Features ............................................................................................................................................ 1

HP Mini MSR ........................................................................................................................................ 1

2 Installation Instructions ................................................................................................................................. 2

Mounting the Reader ............................................................................................................................ 2

Screw Mount ........................................................................................................................ 2

Touch Fastener Mount ......................................................................................................... 2

LCD Monitor Mount .............................................................................................................. 3

Installing the OPOS or JPOS Drivers ................................................................................................... 3

Using the Reader ................................................................................................................................. 3

3 Configuration Settings ................................................................................................................................... 4

HP Mini MSR Default Settings ............................................................................................................. 4

4 Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................................. 5

Solving Common Problems .................................................................................................................. 5

Online Technical Support ..................................................................................................................... 6

Preparing to Call Technical Support ..................................................................................................... 6

5 Technical Specifications ................................................................................................................................ 7

HP Mini MSR ........................................................................................................................................ 7

6 Agency Regulatory Notices ........................................................................................................................... 9

Federal Communications Commission Notice ..................................................................................... 9

Modifications ........................................................................................................................ 9

Cables .................................................................................................................................. 9

Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the FCC Logo (United States Only) ................. 10

Canadian Notice ................................................................................................................................. 10

Avis Canadien .................................................................................................................................... 10

European Union Regulatory Notice .................................................................................................... 10

Japanese Notice ................................................................................................................................. 12

Korean Notice ..................................................................................................................................... 13

Product Environmental Notices .......................................................................................................... 13

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Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the European Union ..... 13

Chemical Substances ........................................................................................................ 13

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) ................................................................... 13

Turkey EEE Regulation ..................................................................................................... 14

HP Recycling Program ...................................................................................................... 14

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1 Product Features

HP Mini MSR

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The HP Mini MSR (Magnetic Stripe Reader) is designed to work with point of sale system hardware and program applications. The reader features:

Plug and play design

Reads 1, 2, or 3 track(s) of magnetic stripe information

Direct transmission of data to the POS computer

Captive USB cable

Powered from the POS computer

LED and beep indicators

Programmable format using a configuration utility

Screws, touch fastener, and brackets for mounting provided

Software and regulatory notices for this product are available on the HP Point of Sale System

Software and Documentation CD

HP Mini MSR

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2 Installation Instructions

Mounting the Reader

You can attach the reader to a flat surface using two screws or touch fastener tape or you can attach the reader to an HP LCD monitor or HP touchscreen LCD monitor using the MSR mounting brackets provided in the kit. A Phillips screwdriver is required for screw mounting or for mounting the brackets to the LCD monitor.

Screw Mount

Three sets of M3 screws are provided in the kit to mount the reader. Select the appropriate size screws based on the thickness of the surface to which the reader is mounted.

1.

Position the reader on a flat surface. Drill holes in the surface, if required.

2.

Install two M3 screws through the mounting surface and into the mounting holes in the bottom of the reader, then tighten the screws. Refer to the illustration below as a guide to the mounting hole locations on the reader. Measurements are in millimeters.

Touch Fastener Mount

1.

Peel the paper liner off one side of the two touch fastener pieces and place the sticky sides on the bottom of the reader. Add the two complimentary touch fastener pieces to the touch fastener on the reader.

2.

Peel the paper liner off the added two pieces of touch fastener and press the reader to the intended surface.

3.

Test the reader to ensure the touch fastener is secure.

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LCD Monitor Mount

The reader can be mounted to an HP LCD monitor model with accessory rails or to an HP touchscreen LCD monitor. Refer to the instruction document, HP Mini-MSR Mounting Brackets for HP

LCD Monitors Installation Guide, that is included with the reader. The brackets will allow the reader to be installed onto the right side, left side or center location of the monitor.

Installing the OPOS or JPOS Drivers

If OPOS or JPOS drivers are required with your POS application, follow the installation instructions below.

1.

Turn on the POS computer.

2.

Insert the HP Point of Sale System Software and Documentation CD into the CD or DVD drive on the POS computer.

3.

Read and Accept the End User License Agreement. The main menu will display.

4.

On the main menu, click HP USB Mini-MSR.

5.

Select and install the OPOS or JPOS drivers required for your POS application.

Using the Reader

1.

Plug the reader’s USB cable into a USB port on the POS computer. The USB drivers for the reader will automatically install.

2.

Slide a card in either direction through the reader slot with the magnetic stripe facing the magnetic head. The head is on the opposite side of the LED indicator.

3.

While swiping a card through the reader, the LED turns off.

4.

Once the entire magnetic stripe has been read:

a.

A green LED will indicate a “good read” and the reader will beep once to indicate a good read on each track. If all three tracks are read successfully, the reader will beep three times.

b.

A red LED for a 1/2 second will indicate a “bad read.”

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Installing the OPOS or JPOS Drivers

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3 Configuration Settings

HP Mini MSR Default Settings

The reader is shipped with default configuration settings. The default settings allow the reader to read all data of a standard encoded magnetic stripe card.

Table 3-1 HP Mini MSR Default Settings

Magnetic Track Basic Data Format

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Where:

SS1(start sentinel track 1) = %

SS2(start sentinel track 2) = ;

SS3(start sentinel track 3) = ; for ISO, % for AAMVA

<SS1><T1 Data><ES><ENTER>

<SS2><T2 Data><ES><ENTER>

<SS3><T1 Data><ES><ENTER>

1

1

1

ES(end sentinel all tracks) = ?

Keyboard/USB Communication Default Settings

Terminal

Polling Interval

Language

Start or End Sentinel

IBM PC/AT

1 ms

US English

Characters in encoding format which come before the first data character (start) and after the last data character (end), indicating the beginning and end, respectively, of data.

Track Separator

Terminator:

A designated character which separates data tracks.

A designated character which comes at the end of the last track of data, to separate card reads.

LRC Check character, following end sentinel.

1

The <ENTER> characters (shown above) between tracks 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 denote the default character for this position, the

Track Separator position. The <ENTER> characters shown for track 3 denotes the default character for this position, the

Terminator position.

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4 Troubleshooting

Solving Common Problems

The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions.

Table 4-1 Solving Common Problems

Problem Cause

After swiping a card through the reader, a red LED lights.

Indicates a bad read on the card.

The reader is not responding after swiping a card through the stripe.

No audible beep.

Interface cable is loose.

Poor hardware or USB connection.

Computer audio is not turned on.

After connecting the reader, the computer did not indicate new hardware found.

USB drivers are not installed.

Solution

Swipe the card again at a steady and medium speed.

Review the orientation of the card stripe to be sure it is in contact with the read head.

Swipe a different card through the reader slot to determine the quality of the magnetic stripe.

Be sure the USB power cable is connected to the computer. The reader will emit one long beep when power is first applied.

Change to another USB port.

Check that the computer audio is on.

Connecting and disconnecting the USB reader causes a device connection sound.

Install USB drivers by:

Restarting the computer.

Scanning the computer for new hardware through the Windows

Device Manager.

Installing USB drivers for your computer from the operating system CD.

Reinstalling your operating system software.

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Solving Common Problems

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Online Technical Support

For the online access to technical support information, self-solve tools, online assistance, community forums or IT experts, broad multivendor knowledge base, monitoring and diagnostic tools, go to http://www.hp.com/support .

Preparing to Call Technical Support

HP provides hardware break/fix support for this product.

If you can not solve a problem using the troubleshooting tips in this section, you may need to call technical support. Have the following information available when you call:

If connected to an HP POS computer, provide the serial number of the POS computer

Purchase date on invoice

Spares part number located on the label underneath the product

Condition under which the problem occurred

Error messages received

Hardware configuration

Hardware and software you are using

Comprehensive technical support is available online at http://www.hp.com/support .

You can also call HP for technical support. Refer to HP Technical Support Phone Numbers on the HP

Point of Sale System Software and Documentation CD.

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5 Technical Specifications

HP Mini MSR

Table 5-1 HP Mini MSR Technical Specifications

Power Requirements

Operating Current

Operating Temperature

Storage Temperature

Relative Humidity

Magnetic Head Life

Rail and Cover Life

Magnetic Stripe Recording Method

Maximum Number of Tracks

Swipe Speed

Card Thickness

Slot Width

Dimensions

Weight

Cable Length

Indicators

Power supplied by the POS Computer via the USB port

40mA maximum during magnetic stripe reading

0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)

-30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)

Maximum 95% non-condensing

1,000,000 passes minimum

1,000,000 passes minimum

Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F) compatible with ISO

7811, ANSI and AAMVA

3 tracks

76 to 1524 mm (3 to 60 in.) per second, bidirectional

0.381 to 1.143 mm (0.015 to 0.045 in.)

0.050 in. max

Length: 100 mm (3.94 in.)

Width: 35 mm (1.38 in.)

Height: 30 mm (1.18 in.)

130.4 grams (4.6 oz.)

1.8 m (6 ft.) straight cable

Tri-color LED and beeper

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Table 5-1 HP Mini MSR Technical Specifications (continued)

LEDs

Beeps

Green: initial power on

Green: good read

Red: bad read

Off: swiping a card

Single beep: good read

Three beeps: good read on all three tracks

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6 Agency Regulatory Notices

Federal Communications Commission Notice

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.

Modifications

The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett Packard Company may void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Cables

Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

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Federal Communications Commission Notice

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Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the

FCC Logo (United States Only)

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1.

This device may not cause harmful interference.

2.

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

For questions regarding the product, contact:

Hewlett Packard Company

P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113

Houston, Texas 77269-2000

Or, call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800 474-6836)

For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact:

Hewlett Packard Company

P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101

Houston, Texas 77269-2000

Or, call (281) 514-3333

To identify this product, refer to the Part, Series, or Model number found on the product.

Canadian Notice

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing

Equipment Regulations.

Avis Canadien

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

European Union Regulatory Notice

This product complies with the following EU Directives:

Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC

EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

EuP Directive 2005/32/EC, where applicable

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Compliance with these directives implies conformity to applicable harmonized European standards

(European Norms) which are listed on the EU Declaration of Conformity issued by Hewlett-Packard for this product or product family.

This compliance is indicated by the following conformity marking placed on the product:

This marking is valid for non-Telecom products and EU harmonized Telecom products (e.g. Bluetooth)

This marking is valid for EU nonharmonized Telecom products.

*Notified body number (used only if applicable — refer to the product label).

Hewlett-Packard GmbH, HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Strasse 140, 71034 Boeblingen, Germany

The official EU CE declaration of conformity for this device may be found at http://www.hp.com/go/ certificates .

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Japanese Notice

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Korean Notice

Product Environmental Notices

Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the

European Union

This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling or waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact the local city office, the household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

Chemical Substances

HP is committed to providing our customers with information about the chemical substances in our products as needed to comply with legal requirements such as REACH (Regulation EC No

1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council). A chemical information report for this product can be found at: http://www.hp.com/go/reach

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

A Japanese regulatory requirement, defined by specification JIS C 0950, 2005, mandates that manufacturers provide Material Content Declarations for certain categories of electronic products offered for sale after July 1, 2006. To view the JIS C 0950 material declaration for this product, visit http://www.hp.com/go/jisc0950 .

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Korean Notice

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Turkey EEE Regulation

In Conformity with the EEE Regulation

EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur

HP Recycling Program

HP encourages customers to recycle used electronic hardware, HP original print cartridges, and rechargeable batteries. For more information about recycling programs, go to http://www.hp.com/ recycle .

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