Current Directions, Inc. - Home Page Hardware
Home Services Hardware Software Success Features
Data Collection Equipment | Scanners | RFID | Printers | Networking | Media
 home | site map | contact Symbol MSR 3000 Magnetic Stripe Reader For SPT 1700 and PPT 2700 Pocketable Computers
Symbol MSR3000

Now from Symbol Technologies, the MSR 3000, an accessory that adds the ability to read magnetic stripe data to Symbol SPT 1700 and PPT 2700 pocketable computers.

Rugged, Compact Design
The MSR 3000 delivers exceptional functionality and value in the smallest possible package. The unit is compact enough to attach directly to the SPT 1700 and PPT 2700 without compromising the computer's ergonomic form factor. In fact the MSR 3000 adds just an inch and a quarter to the overall length of the SPT 1700. In addition, the reader is weather-resistant and able to withstand a 4 ft/1.2 m drop to concrete.

Magnetic Stripe Card Capability
The MSR 3000 reads one, two or three tracks of information with a single swipe in either direction. Its 77mm-length slot makes it compact, yet easy to use. Cards with magnetic stripes containing up to three tracks of data can be read, decoded, and edited. The MSR 3000 can be programmed to divide, rearrange, edit, and validate fields of entered data. The data is decoded, and the reader is able to edit the data, as well as add preambles or postambles, before outputting it to the SPT 1700 /PPT 2700.
  • Attaches directly to the SPT 1700 or PPT 2700 without compromising ergonomic design
  • Reads up to three tracks of magnetic stripe information
  • Can be programmed to divide, rearrange, edit, and validate fields of entered data
  • Rugged, withstands 4 ft/1.2m drop to concrete

The SPT 1700 family from Symbol, the world leader in data capture, computing and communications solutions at the point of activity, combines the latest in miniature bar code scanning technology with the popular Palm OS® Platform. The SPT 1740 broadens your data communication capabilities with its built-in link to the open architecture of the Spectrum24® wireless LAN from Symbol Technologies for up-to-the-minute information flow between the point of activity and your remote host systems.
The PPT 2700 family of rugged, pocketable Windows® CE-based computers, combines ruggedized mobility, bar code scanning and wireless LAN connectivity with the widely popular Microsoft Palm-size PC platform. This family of data management devices now offers companies the ability to leverage the familiarity and flexibility of the Microsoft Windows CE operating system in feature-rich pocketable computers. The PPT 2740 integrates Spectrum24, Symbol's IEEE 802.11-based wireless LAN technology for real-time data communications with your remote host system

Physical Characteristicscm_sp


2.8 oz/78.4 gm


Length: 3.1 in. Width: 3.4 in. Height:  1.2 in
Adds just 1.5 in./38 mm to overall length of SPT 1700 and PPT 2700

Power Source:

5 VDC from Symbol SPT 17XX/PPT 27XX Series of portable computers

Power Consumption:

10 mA (working current) 3 mA (idle current)

Operating Temperature

-20o to +50o C (-4o to +122o F)

Storage Temperature

-40o to +60o C (-40o to +140o F)


5% to 95% condensing

Drop Specification

Withstands multiple 4 ft/1.2 m drops to a concrete s

Host requirement

Symbol SPT 1700 Series and PPT 2700 Series portable computers

Performance  Characteristicscm_sp

Magnetic Stripe Formats:

ANSI, ISO, AAMVA, CA DMV, and user-configurable generic format.

Swipe Speed:

5 to 50 inches (127- 1270 mm) per second, bi-directional.

Card Width

0.01 to 0.055 inches (0.25 to 1.4 mm).

Slot Width:

Maximum card thickness: 0.055 (1.4 mm)


RS-232 serial interf ace supports baud rate from 2400 to 7600.

Data Edit:

Count, Search, Match, Limit, Custom Field, etc. allows flexible output format.


Generic Decoder and Raw Data Decoder support many non-standard card formats


Buffered and Unbuffered modes are both supported

Baud Rate:

Serial communication supports high baud rate (up to 57600) and all common Parity, Data Bits, and Stop Bits


Host Software Development Library supports all the features of the MSR 3000 in a familiar Code Warrior for Palm OS environment



FCC class B, CE Class B

Symbol has discontinued production of this item.  But don't despair!  We can help you migrate to a modern replacement. Contact us for the details.
Show Me More:Show Me More:
All Symbol Products
Discontinued Items by Symbol
Used Equipment Specials

get acrobat

home | services | hardware | software | success | features
data collection equipment  scanners  rfid  printers  networking  enclosures  media 
cisco  datamax  datalogic  honeywell  intelligent  intermec  xplore  microscan  motorola  o'neil  teklogix  zebra 

Used Equipment

Contact us:  (800) 799-7226

Copyright © 2019 Current Directions, Inc.  All rights reserved.