The MiniMag Intelligent Reader delivers exceptional performance in brilliantly designed housing. It can read up to three tracks of magnetic stripe card data regardless of swiping direction or speed which increases usability. MiniMag's compact footprint is ideal for POS, security, loyalty and other applications where space is limited. The uniquely designed flat surface allows for mounting in different orientations using threaded inserts or Hook-and-Loop. The cable can exit through the side or bottom which provides flexibility in mounting options. MiniMag is an intelligent swipe reader with six communication interfaces: keyboard (PS/2) wedge, USB keyboard, USB HID, RS-232, RS-232 Port Powered, and USB CDC serial interfaces. JPOS and OPOS drivers are also available. The MiniMag is a fully programmable reader. Reader output format can be customized with user-friendly, Windows-based MagSwipe Configuration Utility. For example, after reading and validating card data, the unit can be programmed to parse the data, insert control characters, and add prefix/suffix characters while maintaining data integrity through vertical and longitudinal error checking. The reader also includes language options to ensure that the correct data is sent to the terminal.