MCR-5000 Debit Card Terminals provide access control to copier machines, fax machines and similar type of equipment through the usage of encoded magnetic stripe cards.

The reusable magnetic cards are used to store account balance or patron’s ID in order to allow usage for both offline and online modes depending on the application requirements.

Modes of Operaion

  • Offline Controller Mode

    In this mode the MCR-5000 provides or denies access to the controlled equipment based on the balance stored of the presented card.
    In this mode the MCR-5000 operates completely as a stand alone controller and requires no communication with a host or a master.

  • Offline Re-value Mode

    In this mode the MCR-5000 is used to revalue the balance stored on the presented card using the attached keypad. Simply key in the new balance to revalue the inserted card.

  • Offline Encoder Mode

    In this mode the MCR-5000 used to format and revalue blank cards. The inserted card will get formatted and encoded with a pre-programmed value stored in the internal settings table.

  • Online/Serial Mode

    In this mode the MCR-5000 is fully controllable using a communication protocol. The Controlling host will have full control over the reader and the balance of the presented card.


  • The MCR-5000 operates with a wide variety of copiers and communicates with many of the leading edge software packages in the market.Compatible Card Formats: ACT, ICS & ITC.


Accepts 30 mil plastic cards
Accepts CR-80 or CR-50 cards
Supports ACT card format
Secure your clients using custom card formats/encoding that are specific to your company (talk to our development team for more details)
Advanced read/write algorithms to minimize card failures
Site Codes, ROM codes and STX codes can be used to customize card location
Highly configurable, it can be used as a:

  • stand alone reader to control copiers, fax machines, printers and other office machines
  • stand alone encoder
  • serial reader to support cash registers, print management software etc..
  • serial encoder, to encode cards in a PC controlled environment
  • Custom serial protocols as well as advanced MCR 5000 serial protocol
Dual Price Line
Tracks copy totals by price line
2x 16 LCD display
RS232 Port
Easily programmable via PC, Keypad or using special programming cards
Dimensions 7.5”x4.75”x3.25”
Power: 16.5VAC