Axiohm Model 171A

Axiohm 171 Mk01

Axiohm 171 Mk02

Axiohm 171 Mk03

Axiohm 171 Mk04

Intelligent Smart Card/Magstripe® Insert Reader/Writer

The most reliable hybrid insert reader/writer for installation in public kiosk applications. Reads/writes multiple microprocessor and memory cards.

Ideal for Public Terminals

The Model 171A units feature AMC’s vandal-resistant design, spring-loaded guide for optimum magstripe card read, and large debris slot/half-card dropout for jam-proof transactions – making them ideal for public terminals. Optional features – such as conformal coating for condensation protection, card latch and power fail latch release – make them even more robust for public settings.


For cost-effectiveness, these units combine smart card read/write and magstripe read capabilities for OEM applications requiring both technologies. A smart card only version (no magstripe) is available. Plus, they are engineered to perform at least 500,000 operations. An optional LED indicator is available for user feedback.

Provides Low-Level Communications

This reader/writer provides low-level communications between host and smart card. It is ISO 7816-3 and EMV-compatible (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), and reads/writes microprocessor cards using either T=0 or T=1 protocol, and most memory cards.

Reading Options

The Model 171 is provided with an RS-232 interface. They have single, dual or triple track magstripe read capability (ISO, AAMVA, and custom). The Model 171 readers are also ISO 7816-3 compatible, and are designed to read/write today’s and tomorrow’s microprocessor and memory cards. The ability to add up to five Security Access Module (SAM) chips on an optional PCA is also available.

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Topaz IDGem Stand Alone Unit

Topaz Mk01

Topaz Mk02

Topaz: F-P134-USB

The standalone fingerprint sensor features active RF-inductive technology for accurate, reliable scans of subcutaneous skin tissue.

The standalone fingerprint sensor features active RF-inductive technology for accurate, reliable scans of subcutaneous skin tissue. IDGem series pads are bundled with SigID™ biometric recognition and scoring software in addition to SigPlus.

Product Type: Hardware
Manufacturer: Topaz
Sensor Type: Active Electromagnetic
Data Interface: USB
Data, Video and Power: Direct USB
Display Type: non-LCD
Pen Type: Active Energized

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EECI – EX-16 Relay Expansion Cards

EECI - ex-32 Mk01a

Electronic Energy Control Inc

EX-16 Relay Expansion Cards

The EX-16 Relay Expansion card provides two (8) channel relay output ports (providing 16 relay output channels) per EX-16 card. The EX-32 relay expansion card provides four (8) channel relay output ports (providing 32 relay output channels) per EX-32 card. The first EX-16 or EX-32 card is connected to the relay expansion port on the AR-8X or AR-16 Relay Interface, the ADC-4 Analog to Digital Converter, the ADC-8, ADC-16 Analog to Digital Converter or the STA-8, STA-16 Status Input Interface cards. Additional EX-16 or EX-32 expansion cards plug into the preceding EX-16 or EX-32 card. The relay expansion port on the AR-16, the ADC-4/8/16 or the STA-8/16 may be expanded with up to (7) EX-16 or (4) EX-32 expansion cards (up to 128 relay outputs for the AR-16 or 112 relay outputs for the ADC-4/8/16 and STA-8/16). Relay port locations are selected with jumpers located on the EX-16 or EX-32 cards. The EX-16 or EX-32 relay output ports are identical to those on the AR-16 and provide standard right angle box headers (10 pin with .1″ centers) or optional locking right angle box headers. Relay cards, relay driver cards or the RCT-8 terminal blocks are connected directly to the EX-16 or EX-32 relay ports with the ribbon cables provided. The RC-20 ribbon cable (sold separately) is used to connect the EX-16 or EX-32 to the AR-16, the ADC-4/8/16 or the STA-8/16. The EX-16 or EX-32 may be ordered with optically isolated relay outputs to electrically isolate the EX-16 or EX-32 output signals (specify part number EX-16/C or EX-32/C). Includes technical reference, software examples and test software. Dimensions are 5″ by 7″. The EX-16 or EX-32 may be rack mounted with any of the 5″ by 7″ cards using the CH series card racks.

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EECI – STA-16 Status Input Interface

EECI STA-16 Mk01a

Electronic Energy Control Inc

STA-16 – RS-232 Contact Monitor Voltage Monitor

Designed for continuous 24 hour industrial operation.

Low cost – High reliability – 15 years of proven performance in the energy management field.

In addition to use in energy management and HVAC, the STA-16 is widely used for equipment monitoring and for use as a security system interface with event logging.

Connects to RS-232.

Full technical support provided by on staff advisors.

Optional Touch Tone Input available.

Optional AC Opto Isolators available for use with the digital inputs.

Expandable up to 144 digital inputs or up to 32 analog inputs using ST-32 or AD-16 expansion cards.

Expandable to control up to 112 relays or digital outputs using EX-16 or EX-32 expansion cards.

Compatible with all versions of Windows including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Open Source – Source code examples included in Microsoft Visual Basic 6, Microsoft Visual Basic.Net, VB 2008, VB 2010, Microsoft ASP.NET, Assembly, C and others.

Includes CD with Technical Reference and Data Logging Software – Cable, terminal block and power supply sold separately.

The STA-16 Status Input Interface provides two 8 channel status input ports which allow input of on/off status information into a conventional PC for a wide variety of monitoring and signaling applications. Uses include the input of on/off status information of relays, switches, thermostats, security system motion detectors and magnetic switches, smoke detectors, heating and air conditioning equipment, air flow switches, air damper position switches, pressure switches and thousands of other devices. The STA-16 also has many applications in HVAC and home automation. The energy consumption of equipment with a constant load (lighting, resistance heating, hot water heaters, etc.) is easily computed by multiplying the time on by the equipment’s KW rating. The STA-16 is ideal for use in logging energy usage or equipment performance and is also well suited for use as a security system logger (to record times doors are opened, motion detectors tripped, alarms or other events). Other uses include the input of 8 or 16 bit binary codes for interfacing to TTL or CMOS level digital signals (allowing connection to counters, parallel data bus lines and other types of digital devices and equipment). The KY-12M Keypad may be connected directly to the STA-16 status input ports for use with security systems, door entry access, remote data entry and other uses. A modem will permit the status inputs to be monitored from a remote site (or use an Internet connection). The status information is obtained by transmitting a single byte port code to the STA-16. The STA-16 then transmits back a single byte code with each bit representing the 8 inputs on that port. The status inputs are turned on by applying a small current (6 ma typical) to the LED inside the opto coupler on the STA-16 (minimum 1.5 volts required, common cathode). Optional AC opto couplers are available which will turn on in both directions, allowing for both common cathode and common anode configurations. The input voltage range defaults to a 6 to 18 volt range with a 1.8 K series resistor to the LED (the STA-16 may be ordered with other resistor values or with no resistors by specifying the /M option). The STA-16 Status Input Interface provides a relay expansion port to control up to 112 relays (using EX-16 or EX-32 relay expansion cards) and an input expansion port which allows for expansion to 144 status inputs or 32 analog inputs (using ST-32, AD-16 or AD-32 expansion cards). An optional Touch Tone input is also available. Includes technical reference, software examples and STA-16 Data Acquisition Software for Windows (for use with Windows versions 3.0, 3.1, Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT, XP, Vista and Windows 7, 8). Software is also provided that allow the STA-16 inputs and/or relays to be controlled or monitored over a network (LAN, Internet, etc.).

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Ontrak ADU208 – Mk1

Ontrak ADU208

Ontrak ADU208 01 Mk01

Ontrak ADU208 01 Mk02

Ontrak ADU208 01 Mk03

ADU208 USB Relay I/O Interface ( Dimensions, 5.1″ X 2.8 X 1.0″ )

The ADU208 USB Relay I/O Interface allows control of 8 relay contact outputs, 8 contact or TTL inputs, and 8 event counters via a USB port. The ADU208 can effectively convert a standard PC to a powerful PLC ( programmable logic controller ). High quality PA-Series relays from Aromat offer superior performance. This low-cost serial relay contact interface is easy to use with VB, VB.NET, and Visual C++ via standard HID drivers included with Windows 98,2000,XP. A mini-driver ( DLL )* is also provided allowing control using standard ASCII commands using familiar readfile , writefile commands. The ADU208 includes a 10′ USB cable and is available as a PCB or in an enclosure with several mounting options.

Key Benefits, ADU208 USB Relay I/O Interface

Provides a standard PC with PLC ( programmable logic controller ) functions.
Low-cost .
Bus Powered, No external power supply required.
8, N. O. relay contact outputs rated 5.0A @ 120VAC, 5.0A @ 30VDC
CSA/UL Approved, CE Marked
High quality Aromat PA-series relays offer superior performance.
8 Digital inputs suitable for contact or TTL Input , also accept up to 24VDC
Inputs feature optical isolation to 3500V ( 500V channel to channel )
Programmable watchdog functions.
Bi-colour LED status indicator.
Self-resetting, fused 5V output
High quality cage-clamp type terminal blocks.
Uses standard HID drivers included with Windows 98SE,2000,XP
Mini-driver ( DLL ) provided for use with VB,VC, LabVIEW and TestPoint
Programming examples and sample code included for VB, Visual C++
Eight, 16-bit event counters
Programmable debounce setting for event counters.
No power supply required.
Meets IEC61000-4-2 ESD protection for USB port.
Available in enclosure or as PCB only.

Don Luc