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SuperCAT III Encoder

Fast and secure PIN selection and card activation

Dramatically improve customer service levels, reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage with the Datacard® SuperC.A.T.® III encoder. Together with Datacard® Financial Instant Issuance software, this compact, fast and secure magnetic strip encoder allows financial institutions and retailers to offer PIN change and re-PIN services in-branch — allowing consumers to immediately update their PIN and leave the branch with an updated card that can be used immediately.

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Complete Coverage

Compatible with flat printed or pre-embossed debit, credit or ATM cards

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Future Ready

Upgrade to support chip PIN updates on contact or contactless smart cards.

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Cardholder Convenience

Cards are quickly re-encoded with user selected PIN and ready for immediate use.

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Cut Costs

Eliminate costly mailing of cards or PIN mailers and save significant infrastructure investment.

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Increased Security

Motorized encoding eliminates the risk of “card skimming.”

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Reduce Errors

Proper card positioning for reading and encoding that eliminate swipe-based device errors.

Tech Specs

Magnetic Stripe Support

  • Read and write tracks 1, 2, and 3 (standard ISO format)
  • Card format ISO7810 Dip switch select Auto/Hi/L
  • Coercivity automatic reading or software command


  • 24V DC ± 10% 2.5A Max (Adaptor)

Card Feeding Speed

  • 280 mm/Sec ± 20%


  • 122.4 mm W x 247.5 mm D x 96 mm H


  • 1.7 Kg


  • Triple DES Encryption using Session Key


  • USB interface cable included
  • Future read and write support for contact and contactless smart cards (Financial Instant Issuance software update required.)
  • One step magnetic strip and smart card encoding IC Smart Card ISO/IEC 7816
  • EMV2000 ver. 4.0, Contact Landing Type
  • RFID Card 13.56 MHz, ISO 14443 type A/B Mifare
  • 1K, 4K, Ultra-Light support

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