Magtek Intellihead - Non Encrypting 3 Track Magnetic Head

Ultra-Compact. High Noise Immunity. USB, RS-232, SPI, and Shift-Out





The IntelliHead product line fits the tiny Delta ASIC along with an equally miniaturized microprocessor directly into the three-track magnetic head.

The IntelliHead not only saves development time by providing formatted outputs, but it also provides the highest form of integration by placing all of the electronics into the 3-track magnetic head.
The OEM designer can join the magnetic head and an appropriate card rail into a convenient location on the product.
This arrangement minimizes the footprint of the card slot as well as the electronics required to read the magnetic tracks.

All IntelliHead models can read 3-track cards with swipe speeds of from 3 to 60 inches per second (7.6 to 152.4 cm/s).
Each has an integrated 5 inch (125mm) cable and 5-pin Molex connector; they can easily be equipped with an adapter cable to extend the length as required.
The readers have all passed appropriate agency approvals including CE level B. The compact IntelliHead family of magnetic card readers offers support for USB, RS-232, SPI, and Shift-Out (Strobe/Data) applications. Each is available in a variety of reader packages.

Key Features

  • Decode and interface electronics encapsulated inside the read head
  • Superior read performance
  • Increased noise immunity
  • Excellent environmental resistance
  • Small foot print
  • Multiple interfaces