OEM Insertion Reader

iOS Swipe Card Reader

The iDynamo is a secure card reader authenticator (SCRA) designed to work with all supported iOS devices. The iDynamo offers MagneSafeTM security and delivers open standards encryption with simple, yet proven DUKPT key management, immediate tokenisation of card data and MagnePrint® card authentication to maximize data protection and prevent the use of counterfeit cards. Mobile merchants can now leverage the power of their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch products without the worries of handling or storing sensitive card data at any time.

Ideal for merchants and mobile users, the iDynamo offers MagneSafe security features combined with the power of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch products with either 30-PIN or Lightning interface options. This powerful combination assures convenience and cost savings while maximizing card data protection and transaction security from the moment the card is swiped all the way to authorization. No other card reader beats the protection offered by a MagneSafe product.
Other devices claim to encrypt data in the reader. The iDynamo encrypts the data inside the read head, closest to the magnetic stripe and offers additional security layers with immediate tokenisation of card data and MagnePrint card authentication. This layered approach to security far exceeds the protection of encryption by itself, decreases the scope of PCI compliance, and reduces fraud.

The iDynamo is rugged and affordable, so it not only withstands real world use, it performs to the high standards set by MagTek as the leader in magnetic card reading products for over 40 years.

Enterprise Level Solution

This is an Enterprise level Product intended Banks or Payment Solutions companies. Developed for Volume Host driven interactive encrypted payment verification applications your company supports. Intended for large scale deployments supported by your internal IT/Development team. This is not a Plug & Play retail/end user product.
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High performance

Our mobile card readers accept payments in a single reliable swipe. The engineered design includes stabilizing adapters that are made for specific iOS devices, enabling excellent, first swipe reliability.
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Mobile Card Readers

Ideal for merchants and mobile users who need a mobile magstripe read, the iDynamo offers MagTek security features combined with the power of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch products.
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Durability you need

In a mobile environment, you need your iOS card readers built to withstand rugged treatment.
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Works with

iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch devices with Lightning connection. iDynamo is certified to multiple point-of-sale apps, and our API allows that long list to continue growing.


  • Ergonomic and rugged design
  • Apple 30-PIN and Lightning Interface Options
  • Protects card data per PCI DSS requirements
  • MagnePrint card authentication
  • Generates dynamic payment card data with each swipe
  • Device/host authentication
  • Unique, non-changeable serial number
  • Time bound session IDs
  • Triple DES encryption
  • DUKPT key management
  • Tokenisation
  • Masked data
  • Reads up to 3 tracks
  • Bi-directional read
  • Reads ANSI/ISO/AAMVA cards plus custom formats
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iDynamo - Specifications


Reference Standards ISO 7810 and ISO 7811/ AAMVA
Power Input 5V from USB bus
Recording Method Two-frequency coherent phase (F2F)
Message Format ASCII
Card Speed 4 to 60 ips (10.1 to 152.4 cm/s)


Normal Mode 100mA maximum
Suspend Mode 500uA maximum


Dimensions Reference technical manual


Operating 0 °C to 70 °C (32 °F to 158 °F)
Storage -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Operating 10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage 10% to 90% non-condensing