Magnetic stripe reader

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Acronyms/​initialisms: MSRCategory: ComponentsOrigin: Official

A magnetic stripe reader is a retail/point-of-sale device that can read coded information from a magnetic stripe. An example of such a stripe is the (usually black) line on the back of credit and debit cards. Magnetic stripe readers can be handheld or an attachment for a larger device such as a POS monitor or keyboard. Magnetic stripe readers may also be referred to as simply a "card reader" but note there are other types of card readers.


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