Driver License Swipe Reader

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There’s a lot of information about you on the back of your state-issued driver’s license or non-driver ID card, but does scanning your license or making a copy of it give potential identity thieves key information about you? It’s not easy to find out what data is encoded in the barcodes on the back of your ID cards, and your state’s motor vehicles department may not want you to know.
We use driver’s licenses as photo ID for everything from buying cold medicine or booze to boarding a plane, in addition to using them as proof that we’re legally permitted to drive.
Yet people often wonder what information is embedded in those barcodes, and consumer problem-solving columnist Karin Price Mueller of the Star-Ledger decided to find out. Lots of extensive reporting got her…well, she found out what one of the barcodes means, but what the other one contains is a mystery that mere mortals are not allowed to understand.
What the MVC, New Jersey’s motor vehicle agency, could tell her was that some of the data embedded on the back of your license is the same information that’s on the front of your license. There’s your name, birthdate, address, height, and weight. That’s to prevent people from altering the front of their license–say, the year of their birth. The other barcodes, though? We can’t know what information is encoded there for security reasons.
Bamboozled: What the bar codes on your driver’s license reveal about you, and why it matters [Newark Star-Ledger]

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Consumerist.

  1. The strip along the long edge of the driver's license is called a two-dimensional bar code, or 2D. Feather said the 2D bar code is the one that holds the same information as the front of your license.
  2. Features: Quick swipe – accurately reads magnetic stripe driver’s license and identification cards in the U.S and CanadaInstant verification with AGE and ID information in clear bold displayDisplays EXPIRED status for expired IDs with an audio double beep to alert the userLCD with backlight for dark.

Source: Microsoft Support

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Drivers License Swipe Reader. Depending on the type of device, a drivers license scanner can scan barcodes, magnetic stripes, or both. They’ll display the information from the ID card on the screen and then indicate whether or not the customer is of legal age to shop. We sell two types of drivers license scanners: mobile or stationary.

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INTRODUCTION

This article discusses how to install and configure the OLE for Point of Sale (OPOS) drivers for the MagTek USB Mini Magnetic Stripe Reader in Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) Store Operations.

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Note Contact MagTek to determine whether the MSR is compatible with OPOS drivers. To contact MagTek support, call 651 415-6800.
To set up and configure the OPOS drivers for the MagTek USB Mini Magnetic Stripe Reader so that it can be used in Microsoft Dynamics RMS Store Operations, follow these steps:

  1. Download the MagTek USB Swipe & Insert Reader driver installation from the following MagTek Web site and save it to an easily found location:
    http://www.magtek.com/support/software/demo_programs/usb_swipe_insert.asp

  2. Double-click the 99510026.exe installation file.

  3. Accept all the default settings during the installation.

  4. Click Start, click All Programs, click MagTek, and then click MagTek USBMSR Demo.

  5. Click Load file and select Change to Hid.txt from the C:Program FilesMagTekUSBMSR folder.

  6. Close the Window.

  7. Download the MagTek USB (HID) Swipe Reader driver installation from the following MagTek Web site and save it to an easily found location:
    http://www.magtek.com/support/software/programming_tools/drivers/usb_hid_swipe.asp

  8. Double-click the 99510069.exe installation file. Then, unzip the installation files to the hard disk.

  9. Double-click the Win2KXP folder.

  10. Right-click MTHIDSR.inf and then click Install.

  11. Click Start, and then click Run.

  12. Type MTHIDCFG to open the configuration utility and then click OK.

  13. Select an available port from the Configuration Utility and then select OK.

  14. Restart the computer.

  15. Attach the Magtek MSR device to any USB port.

  16. Download the MagTek MTD and OPOS driver installation from the following MagTek Web site and save it to an easily found location:
    http://www.magtek.com/support/software/programming_tools/drivers/mtd_opos.asp

  17. Double-click 99510013.exe installation file. Then, unzip the installation files to the hard disk.

  18. Double-click Setup.exe in the unzipped Disk1 folder to start the installation.

  19. During the installation, accept the default settings except when you are prompted to select the features to install. You must select the OPOS support and Port-Powered swipe reader options.

  20. In the MagTek MTD Configuration Utility window, set the Friendly Name to be Port-powered swipe reader and the Virtual Port to be the port that you assigned in step 13.

  21. Click Configure, select the Physical Port to USB, and then click OK.

  22. Click Finish.

  23. Restart your Computer.

  24. Click Start, and then click Run.

  25. Type cmd, and then click OK.

  26. Type the following commands one by one followed by pressing the Enter key:

  27. Verify that the MagTek devices configured for MSR device class is set to Port-powered swipe reader (Port-powered swipe reader RS-232), and then click OK.

  28. Click Start, and then click Run.

  29. Type the following command and then click OK

  30. Click OK when you are prompted with the following message box:

    DLLRegisterServer in OMTDMSR.ocx succeeded.

  31. Restart your computer.

  32. Click Start, and then click Run.

  33. Type C:Program FilesMagTekMTDInstallMSRExample.html, and then click OK to open the Magtek VBScript Example.

  34. Click Open/Claim/Enable.

  35. Click Yes in the ActiveX control dialog box.

  36. Swipe a card that contains a magnetic strip through the reader.

  37. Verify the Magnetic Stripe Data appears in the Track 1 Data, Track 2 Data, and Track 3 Data boxes.

  38. Click Close.

  39. Double-click the 'MFCClient4CO.exe' file in the following folder to open the MSR QA Tester window:
    C:Program FilesMagTekMTDInstall

  40. Select Port-Powered swipe reader.msr and then click Open.

  41. Swipe the card and the data must be displayed as follows:

  42. In Store Operations Manager, on the Database menu, point to Registers, and then click Register List.

  43. Select a register and then click Properties.


  44. Click the MSR tab.

  45. Mark the Magnetic stripe reader is enabled for this register, type Port-Powered swipe reader.msr in the OPOS device name field, and then click OK.

  46. Restart Store Operations POS.

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For more information about how to resolve an error where a credit card is declined when you are using a magnetic stripe reader (MSR) in Microsoft Dynamics RMS Store Operations or in Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

836448 A credit card is declined when you are using a magnetic stripe reader (MSR) in Microsoft Dynamics RMS Store Operations or in Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale
For more information about how to set up and configure an 'Ingenico i6550' MSR, Signature Capture, Pin Pad hydra device in Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Store Operations 2.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935588 How to enable an 'Ingenico i6550' device in Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Store Operations 2.0
For more information about how to set up scanners and MSR devices for use with Microsoft Dynamics - Point of Sale, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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897005 How to set up scanners and MSR devices for use with Microsoft Dynamics - Point of Sale

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