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Hybrid Card Reader

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116604D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 111K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

High Sr, RH: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

As shown in the Figure, disclosed is a motorized hybrid smart card reader/writer and magnetic stripe reader/encoder table top device which connects to a personal computer by way of the serial port (e.g., RS 232C). The device will read from and write to a smart card and read from and encode on a magnetic stripe card from the same insertion slot 1. The card is automatically driven into the slot read and encoded by a motor driven moving magnetic head. The card read/write device consists of a display 2, pinpad and function keys 3. It incorporates a programmable microprocessor and a separate tamper resistant microprocessor for storage of security keys.

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Hybrid Card Reader

      As shown in the Figure, disclosed is a motorized hybrid smart
card reader/writer and magnetic stripe reader/encoder table top
device which connects to a personal computer by way of the serial
port (e.g., RS 232C).  The device will read from and write to a smart
card and read from and encode on a magnetic stripe card from the same
insertion slot 1.  The card is automatically driven into the slot
read and encoded by a motor driven moving magnetic head.  The card
read/write device consists of a display 2, pinpad and function keys
3.  It incorporates a programmable microprocessor and a separate
tamper resistant microprocessor for storage of security keys.

      The device is designed for smart card and magnetic stripe card
applications where either card or a card with both technologies might
be used.  The terminal can be used in a financial or retail
environment as a self-service device or operated by banking or retail
personnel.  Typical functions provided by the terminal are:
  o  A Single Motorized Card Insertion Slot
  o  Reading From and Writing to a Smart Chip Card
  o  Reading Track 1, 2 and 3 of a Magnetic Stripe Card
  o  Encoding Track 2 of a Magnetic Stripe Card
  o  Processor Chipcards: All Cards Complying With ISO 7816
  o  Protocol: ISO T=0, T=1
  o  80 Character Liquid Crystal Display
     - 20 Characters by 4 Lines
  o  16 Key Keypad
     - 10 Numeric Keys
     - 2 Special Keys (* and #)
     - 4 Programmable Function Keys
  o  Security
     - Data Encryption Standard for PIN Verification
     - RSA for Key Management
  o  Operating System Support
     - DOS
     - OS/2*

Packaging - The terminal rests on a counter or desk top secured by
a removable base plate 4 which can be bolted to a surface.  The base
plate is an integral part of the terminal, therefore it is not
visible.  The terminal can be quickly and easily removed from the
base plate for servicing without the use of tools.

Display - The Liquid Crystal Display is covered by an optical grade
clear window integrated into the main cover such that it will prevent
the entry of dust, liquids and static electricity into the device.

Privacy Screen  -  A privacy screen 5 is integrated into the terminal
to provide user Personal Identification Number (PIN) entry protection
from casual observers.

Keypad Customizable Overlay  -  A ...