Magnetic Stripe Card
Reader
Series
Technical Specifications
FEATURES OF TECHNOLOGY
FOR THE GRABBA MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD READER
Multi Track Reading – Read Tracks 1, 2 and 3
The advanced reading head incorporated in the Grabba Magnetic Stripe
Card Reader will read 1, 2 or 3 track cards even if they are old
or badly damaged.
Superior Reading Performance – 1,000,000 passes
The Grabba Magnetic Stripe Card Readers are extremely fast and reliable
with a life expectancy of 1,000,000 passes.
Reads All Card Formats – Complete flexibility
ISO standard card formats can be read by both the Grabba Keyboard
wedge and also the Grabba SDK. The developer can also read proprietary
encoded format cards with the Grabba SDK.
Add Other Technologies – Combine or add technologies
You can combine Magnetic Stripe Card reading with other technologies
such as Barcode, RFID, fingerprint and many others. These can be
ordered like this or upgraded later to include other technologies.
From the top-left: Grabba S-Series with BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780 and Grabba S-Series in use
with with BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780 and iPhone 4.
ABOUT GRABBA
Common devices supported
Grabba is the world leader in enabling the use of Smartphones in the
commercial environment by manufacturing Data Capture devices that
attach to the Smartphone utilising our Patented USB communications.
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AND TECHNOLOGIES
We have years of experience in the use and manufacture of Magnetic
Stripe Card Readers for smartphones. We offer only the best Magnetic
Stripe Reading technologies to ensure that your customers card is read
quickly, easily and reliably. The Grabba Magnetic Stripe Card readers
open opportunities for developers in both the financial and non financial
applications reading one, two and three track cards.
A large variety of combination readers are also available to allow you
to include other reading technologies (e.g. Barcode, RFID, Smartcard,
Signature Capture etc) with your Magnetic Stripe reader so the Grabba
you purchase can exactly match all your needs both now and in the
future.
BlackBerry® Smartphones
iPhones and iPod Touch
Motorola ES400
HTC Phones (Windows)
Many more...
Grabba Magnetic Stripe readers are
found in all vertical markets. It is
common to see Grabba card readers
used in retail, mobile sales forces, taking
payments, membership systems, time
and attendance and loyalty cards.
MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD READERS
SPECIFICATIONS
General Specifications
Supported Software
Size
174 x 80 x 43mm (6.85 x3.15 x 1.7”)
Weight
140g Approx (4.9 oz)
Drop tests
Withstands multiple 2 Metre drops to concrete
Relative Humidity
5-95% (non-condensing)
Warranty
12 months from date of purchase (see warranty
statement for details)
Battery type
Internal Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 3.7V
Capacity
800Mah
Charge Time
up to 5 hrs
Standards and Compliance
FCC-Part 15, CE, C-Tick (N14052), ROHS
Whats in the Box?
1 x Grabba Magnetic Stripe Card reader, 1 x
International Power Adaptor, 1 x User Guide
Note: this is a guide, specs may vary due to final configuration
Smartphone/PDA Operating
Systems
BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile,
Windows CE, PalmOS, Garnet, Linux
Development Environments
iOS, Java, Eclipse, .Net Compact
Framework (VB.NET & C#,NET) and
many others
Development SDK
SDK supplied upon Free membership
for Developers into our Software
Developer Program
Free Software available from
Grabba
Grabba Browser application for
iPhone/iPod. Keyboard Wedge
application & Demo Program for other
operating systems
Note: this is constantly changing, if it’s not listed contact us
Performance Specifications
Grabba Series
Number of Tracks
Compatibilty with Standards
Proprietary Encoded Card Reading
N14052
Read Speed (standard 75-210bpi data)
Life Expectancy
X020
3
ISO, ANSI, AAMVA
Available via SDK only
7 - 250 cm/Sec
1,000,000 passes
Operating Temperature
-10° to +50° C (14° to 122° F)
Storage Temperature
-20° to +70° C (-4° to 158° F)
Bi-Directional Reading Capability
Yes
Note: this is a guide, performance may vary depending on conditions
ABOUT CARD READING TECHNOLOGIES
Magnetic stripe cards are widely used around the world. A magnetic stripe card often incorporates other card
technologies to supply supplementary data.
Some cards include barcodes printed on them whilst some are also contact smartcards (i.e. Pin and Chip).
Contactless technologies such as Visa® PayWave, MasterCard PayPass® are also included on some magnetic stripe
cards.
The standard Grabba Magnetic Stripe Card Readers will read the magnetic stripe data only however you can order
combination Grabba devices that can read other card technologies as well.
Grabba Technologies available:
Corporate HQ Office
Grabba International
1/12 Selhurst Street
Coopers Plains QLD, 4108 Australia
Phone: +61 (7) 3344 6599
Fax: +61 (7) 3344 5076
Email: sales@grabba.com
North American Office
Grabba Inc.
536 E Birmingham Road,
Burbank, Los Angeles CA 91504
Phone: +1 818 729 8328
Fax: +1 818 729 1954
Email: sales_na@grabba.com
European Office
Grabba Ltd.
London
United Kingdom
Email: sales_emea@grabba.com
Grabba is a registered trademark of Grabba International. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For system, product or services availability and specific information within your
country, please contact you local Grabba office or Business Partner. In a continuing effort to improve our products, Grabba reserves the right to change specifications and features without prior notice.
Copyright ©2012 Grabba International
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