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Smart Mag STA

Stand-Alone Magnetic Stripe reader for Access Control and Time & Attendance.


The Smart Mag STA is a Stand-Alone magnetic stripe reader for use in both Access Control and Time & Attendance. With 128k of memory and an internal relay, the STA series is a low-cost solution to controlling door access and providing Time & Attendance tracking. The reader can be downloaded from a PC with valid employee numbers, and access can be limited to specific days and times for each employee by using "schedules." Programming may also be done by hand at the reader. Each employee scan in the reader may optionally be recorded into the internal memory of the reader, along with a date and time stamp. This information can then be uploaded to a PC at any time. Invalid scan attempts may also be logged. The RS422 versions of these readers may be networked together, and the reader can also emulate "J" series readers. The reader contains 64K of memory (256K optional) for holding employee IDs, and also 64K of memory (256K optional) for storing an audit trail. The standard 64K of memory can hold up to 6000 9-digit employee IDs. All you need to control a door and log entries is to install the Smart Mag STA with an electric strike or magnetic lock, and you're up and running. For Access Control or Time & Attendance which requires monitored access, such as employee ID verification at guard shacks, the STA reader is also available in a portable version with an internal battery. The STA is available with an Rs232 interface, usb, or tcp.ip. Tcp/ip readers can be POE w/EZPower which allows a door strike to be powered directly through the POE interface.


Scanning Speed   3-30 ips (7-76 cm/sec)
Scan Direction   bi-directional
Tracks   Track 2, Tracks 1&2, or Tracks 2&3 hi/lo co
Good Read Beep   programmable
Memory   128K standard, 512K optional
Slot Width   0.050"(1.2mm). Other widths upon special request
Indicators   2 leds (programmable)
Temperature   -40c to +85c
Dimensions   4.6"L x 2.4"W x 1.4" H (11.6cm x 6cm x 3.5cm)
Weight   6 ounces
Material   black polycarbonate (Noryl optional)
Power   5VDC(150ma), 8-15VDC, or 15-30VDC
Standard Wiring   3' (91cm) cable w/flying leads or connectors depending on interface

30VDC 500ma Form C
12VDC 700ma direct from POE

Display   optional 8-character alpha for time display
Battery Time (portable)   Approximate 8 hours with alkaline 9-volt battery
POE to strike   12vdc, max 500ma normally open
Available Interfaces:   RS232, RS422, TCP/IP, USB
    RS232, USB (Portable Versions)

Track 2, Tracks 1&2, or Tracks 2&3
-40c to +85c operation
Available with POE

5,12, or 24VDC
8-char alpha display
256K memory
0.400" or 0.465" read height
#6 or 3mm mounting
Side or Rear wiring
Power over Ethernet
Noryl (chemical resistant)
Portable (9 volt battery)

Mounting Kit
Cable for external 9-volt battery (portable version)
Communications cable (portable version)
AC Adapter (portable version)

IBC software   STA V9.4
3rd party software   Highpower Security Products HMS V1.4 (recommended)