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Bar Code & Magstripe Reader (WCR32xx series)
Omni Specifications

The Omni reader is originally designed for the demanding Access Control and Time & Attendance markets. Its die cast metal base, stainless steel wear plate, and impact-resistant housing make Omni ideal for the growing market of self-service and un-attended applications. The Omni reads up to three tracks of magnetic information with a single swipe in either direction.

Omni reads most bar code symbologies; both visible or infrared bar code data and/or Magstripe data, both in a single swipe. It has a beeper and three-color LED indicator to signal a successful read. The reader is programmable so that the data format and intelligent interface output can be programmed & configured to match application communication requirements.

The Omni scans bar codes printed on paper, card stock, or plastic. An infrared option is available for security-based applications, where bar codes are over-printed to prevent duplication.



Bar Code Power +5 VDC +/-10% (35mA maximum). Ground 0 VDC (GND)
Magnetic Power +5 VDC +/-10% (50mV ripple maximum). Ground 0 VDC (GND)
Chassis Ground connected to GND and magnetic head case
Operating Current About 65mA for combination magnetic stripe (three tracks) and bar code


Operating Temperature 32F to 131F (0C to 55C )
Temperature Option -31F to 140F (-35C to 60C ) without ice build-up on magnetic head.
Storage Temperature -31F to 158F (-35C to 70C ) non-condensing
Humidity Maximum 95% non-condensing


Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 passes minimum.
Rail and Cover Life 1,000,000 passes minimum.
Magnetic Read Rate Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not induced by operator error)


Bar Code Source Light Visible red 660nm or Infrared 930nm
Minimum Bar Code PCS 60%
Bar Code Centerline 0.49 inches (12.50mm) from bottom of slot to center of reading window
Bar Code Resolution 0.006 inches (6mil) minimum
Magnetic Stripe Formats ISO 7811, AAMVA, and CA DMV
Swipe Speed Bar Code: 5 to 65 inches per second, bi-directional
Magnetic Stripe 3 to 60 inches per second, bi-directional (normal density)
Media Thickness Bar Code media: .005 to .050 inches
Magnetic Stripe media 0.015 to .050 inches
Slot Width 0.055 (1.37mm)
Interfaces RS-232/keyboard wedge (AT/XT, PS2, Mac, and many others) TTL (undecoded magnetics and/or Bar Code), Standard SIA 26-bit Wiegand, USB/keyboard, USB/RS-232
Dimensions Length: 5 inches (127mm). Width: 2.05 inches (52mm). Height: 1.38 inches (35mm). Weight: 1.4 lb. (including power pack)
Cable Length 6-foot straight cable
Connector Keyboard: 6 pin mini DIN. TTL: 9 pin squeeze. RS-232: DB9F. TTL Mag/BC
Combo Readers unterminated cable

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