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one of world's smallest magnetic stripe readers with interrupted swiping support

This reader has EXACTLY the same hardware like MSRv009. The difference is that using an ingenious design we have eliminated the communication board.

We offer this reader in 3 configurations to allow easier soldering for mass production based on your requirements:

  • 1 track on top, 2 tracks on bottom
  • 2 tracks on top, 1 track on bottom
  • 3 track on top

MSRv012 is a battery powered, portable, encrypted, 3 Track, Magnetic Stripe Reader. It has been designed for magnetic stripe data collection, anytime, anywhere, without a computer.

Large memory can collect up to 32000 cards and each swipe is timestamped up to milliseconds.

The data is read even when the swipe has not been performed correctly or completely with the integrated interrupted swiping technology.


  • 3 track reader
  • Reads interrupted swipes in both directions
  • Ultra-compact design
  • Smallest size available in the industry today
  • High noise immunity
  • High performance decoding
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • Fully encrypted
  • Stores up to 32000 cards
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • Low voltage operation
  • Every swipe is timestamped
  • Reads all magnetic cards
  • Industrial operation range
  • USB Interface
  • Easy to use

Package contents

  • MSRv012 reader
  • USB data cable
  • USB charger cable
  • Battery and connectors
  • User manual
  • CDROM disk with drivers, CRFSuite and user manual


  • Attendance (Student ID, Membership card, Conference, Meetings, Employees)
  • Racing events
  • Payment systems (Merchants, Online payments)
  • Law enforcement (DMV card)
  • Locking Systems (Access cards)
  • Age verification system (Pubs, Clubs, etc)

Features details

3 track reader - Reads all three tracks of the magnetic cards. The reader exceeds the industry's standard and supports 75 to 210bpi density on every track. Swiping speed can vary from as low as 0.78ips (2cm/s) to as high as 100ips (254 cm/s).

Reads interrupted swipes in both directions - When a swipe is interrupted, the data that has been read is saved and analyzed by a highly efficient algorithm that is able to correctly interpret and display the data.

Ultra-compact design - The reader has been designed to be as small as possible.

Smallest size available in the industry today - It is one of the smallest magnetic stripe reader available today

High noise immunity - The reader can withstand and read correctly near noisy PC monitors, cell phones, switching power supplies, etc.

High performance decoding - Reads badly damaged cards.

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) - Reads cards from 30% - 200% of International Standards Organization (ISO) 7811 amplitude standard.

Fully encrypted - The data is stored and transferred encrypted with Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm which is also used by U.S. government to protect top secret information.

Stores up to 32000 cards - It features 2150kb of memory and the cards are compressed. For cards that contain only Track 2 there is enough memory to store 32000 swipes. When all tracks are used and are fully written, there is enough memory to store more than 8000 swipes.

Ultra low power consumption - Less than 0.1mA when idle and less than 0.8mA when a card is being swiped. This means that on a single charge of 40mA battery will run for 16 days or read 360000 cards.

Low voltage operation - Requires 2.7 to 3.7 volts which makes it ideal to run on a single cell Li-Ion or LiPolimer rechargeable batteries. It will work with any power supply as long as the power requirements are met.

Every swipe is timestamped - Has a highly calibrated internal clock and will write the date and time when each swipe has been read.

Reads all magnetic cards - Interprets all standards and allows the user to define their own card format

Industrial operation range - The operation range of this unit is from -40°C to 85°C therefore it will operate in any kind of weather.

USB Interface - It is communicating through USB, interface which is fast and available in almost all the computers used today.

Easy to use - The software that comes with this reader is a graphic user interface for Windows. There are just 3 steps you need to do: Select device, Log In and Download.

Software Information

This reader works with CRFSuite which is a very friendly user interface that runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Watch a demonstration here.

View screenshots of CRFSuite 3.1.0 here.

Warranty information

This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 60 days since the date of purchase. CardReaderFactory will, without charge, repair or replace at our option, any device returned for warranty work and found to be defective by us.


Please consult this page for our products certifications.


This product is intended for legal use only. Please check your local laws before purchasing.

The buyer understands that none of our items are for illegal use; that he/she will safeguard the use and distribution of these devices and make every effort to prevent illegal use from occurring.

We are not and will not sell our products if we know or suspect that they will be used for unlawful purposes. Please refer to the full terms and conditions.

About the demo mode

This device can be purchased for a lower price in the "demo mode". It can be upgraded later to work at full capacity by purchasing an electronic upgrade code from here.


If bought in demo mode the device will have following limitations:

  • It will only allow 10 consecutive swipes
  • 10 minutes of functionality

After 10 swipes have been reached, the device will stop reading. The device will resume normal operation only after the memory has been erased.

While on battery, the device will only read cards for 10 minutes. In order to resume normal operation, the user has to disconnect the battery and plug it back in.

Please note that none of these limitations are permanent. After the memory is erased or after the power has been cycled, the device will resume normal operation.

Physical dimensions (in millimeters)

MSRv012 size is 22.3 x 5.5 x 1.5mm

Note: to calculate the dimensions in centimeters, divide them by 10. e.g. 22.3mm = 2.3cm

Phisical Size


Product Features

800 hours
CRFSuite Mobile

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