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Device For Cleaning Head In Magnetic Card or Badge Reader

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065978D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dillon, BC [+details]

Abstract

Card or badge reades are typically provided in a security system, such as the IBM Controlled Access System (CAS). Each reader incorporates a magnetic head for reading information from magnetic stripes on individual badges as they are inserted in the reader. Periodic cleaning of the head is desirable to insure accurate reading but may require disassembly of the reader.