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EzWriter Card Reader & Writer
(IDWA series )
EzWriter Specifications

EzWriter encodes and reads ISO, AAMVA, User Custom, and Raw-Data card formats. It writes (encodes data), reads the data, and then verifies the encoding for up to three tracks in a single card swipe. EzWriter writes/reads both High-coercivity and Low-coercivity cards. EzWriter comes with Workshop™, a Windows software application that makes the reading and writing process quick, easy, and verifiable. Workshop is a PC application that operates in Windows XP or 2000. The operation and design are unique. The die cast housing and the deep card slot with low head force design ensures smooth and easy card swipes. The card motion tachometer has the highest resolution in the industry. These mechanical features are not available in other products; all of them provide stability, reliability, and the accuracy required for ISO/IEC 7811 standards in the card writing process.




  • Meets all ISO/IEC 7811 standards for card data encoding

  • Reads and writes magnetic stripe media including cards, tickets, badges and passbooks

  • Hi or Low coercivity is easily configured by clicking a single Workshop software button

  • Writes any track combinations of 210 and/or 75 bpi data density

  • Can write characters at variable bit lengths

  • Operating life exceeds 1,000,000 card swipes

  • Die cast housing for stability & operating life

  • True 420 clocks per inch tachometer

  • Workshop software is easy; it guides the user through set-up of standard and custom writing, & reading processes

  • LED provides operational status



Interface RS232
Colour Beige


Operating Voltage 24VDC +/−10% (Power Adaptor Module Included)
Power Consumption <2AMPS (Triple Track Reading & Writing at High Coercivity)
MTBF 160,000 Power On Hours
Encoding/Decoding Density 75 or 210 BPI, for each track
Media Coercivity 250 to 4200 oersted
Communication RS-232, USB-CDC


Operating Temperature 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C). Maximum 95% non-condensing
Storage Temperature 14 F to 140 F (-10 C to 60 C), non-condensing.


Read Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum
Write Head 1,000,000 passes minimum
Low Amplitude Read >30%@210 BPI, >40%@75 BPI
Write Performance Meets or exceeds ISO 7811 requirement for new cards
Agency FCC Class A, CE Class A, and UL Listed


Card Formats ISO/ANSI, AAMVA, and “USER” (Custom)
Available Configurations Tracks 1 and 2 or Tracks 1, 2, and 3
Swipe Speed (Reading) 5 to 35 inches per second
Swipe Speed (Writing) 5 to 35 inches per second
Media Thickness 0.007 to 0.045 inches
Weight 3 lb (1.36 kg)
Dimensions (HxWxL) 2.6 inches (67 mm) x 2.5 inches (64 mm) x 8.0 inches (204 mm) (includes feet)
Housing Die cast zinc (ZAMAK)

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