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Socket MS5103-661 Mobile Computer


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Socket CF Mag Stripe Reader 4E - 19,200 bps baud rate, ISO Track 1, 2 and 3 magnetic card format, SocketScan software
Turns your Pocket PC or Windows XP TabletPC into a mobile Point of Sale (POS) terminal

The Socket CF Mag Stripe Reader 4E reads data from one, two, or three track magnetic stripes on ID cards, driver's licenses or credit cards. It plugs into the CompactFlash card slot of your Pocket PC, laptop, or tablet PC. CF Mag Stripe Reader 4E can be used in conjunction with a cellular or Wi-Fi network to perform credit card authorizations on the go, turning your mobile device into a POS terminal. SocketScan software enters data directly into any Windows application as if it were manually typed, and requires no custom programming. The SocketScan SDK can be used for creating more complex applications using parsed or encrypted data.

Technical Information

  • Magnetic Stripe Type: Card
  • Magnetic Stripe Configuration: Triple Track 1, 2 & 3
  • Swipe Speed: 3 to 50 in/sec

General Information

Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 1.3" (33.02mm) x 2.2" (55.88mm) x 2.7" (68.58mm)
  • Weight: 1.73 oz - Approximate

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: -10°C (14°F) to 60°C (140°F) Operating
  • Humidity: 10 to 90% Operating Non-condensing

Agency Approvals

  • Agency Approvals: FCC Part 15 Class B CE: EN55024:1998


  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Year(s)

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The Socket MS5103-661 is also known as MS5103-661 or MS5103661 .