New Accessories for Motorola MC55

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Posted Jul 3, 2009 10:27:48 AM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

mc5511-152x300This week the Motorola Mobile Computing Accessories Team announced the expansion of MC55 Accessories to include a Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) and DEX cable.

Motorola MC55

The addition of the MSR and DEX accessories expands the MC55’s application portfolio to include Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS), Identification Verification and Direct Store Delivery (DSD).


MSR Specifications:

  • USB Interface
  • Reads Tracks 1, 2, and 3 of a Magnetic Stripe (Tracks 1 and 2 are typically used to read the magnetic stripes of financial cards, such as credit cards, where Track 3 is typically required for reading the magnetic stripe of an identification card, such as a drivers license).
  • Accommodates Power and Active Sync pass through to the MC55 while in a Single Slot Cradle, Four Slot Cradle, and all three charging cables (USB, Charge Only, and Auto Charge). Users of the MSR will appreciate the convenience of not having to constantly remove and attach the MSR when charging or communicating through a cradle or cable. This feature also minimizes the risk of losing or dropping/damaging the MSR.

The MC55 MSR will be available for booking November 2009.

DEX is a protocol that most vending machines utilize to electronically collect vending audit information. The data is typically transferred between the vending machine and the host mobile computer using standard RS-232 protocol.


DEX Cable Specifications:

  • Standard ¼” plug “connection to vending machine”
  • 40” ( coiled cable)
  • Serial to USB adapter

Targeted availability for the MC55 DEX cable is Q4 2009.


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