Magnetic Stripe Analysers

Ensure you deliver the highest quality magnetic media, cards and tickets

Companies who aim to deliver the highest quality magnetic media products to their clients choose Barnes Magnetic Stripe Analysers. They are used by magnetic stripe card producers, card and ticket manufacturers and bureaus for ISO and CQM testing, production quality control, encoding equipment maintenance and development.

The preferred choice worldwide for testing to ISO, EMV and CQM standards

With a range of test tools to meet every variation of magnetic stripe testing across all shapes and sizes of media, Barnes Magnetic Stripe Analysers are relied upon time and time again to provide quick, accurate and reliable testing.

Used by

Tape and card manufacturers

Test laboratories

Personalisation bureaus

Essential for

Quality control & assurance

Product development

ISO and CQM certification

Benefits

Improves operational efficiencies through superior product quality assurance

Demonstrates to end-customers commitment to quality, increasing loyalty, revenue and profitability

Speeds up magnetic media product development for cards and tickets

"As an innovator of new sustainable and environmentally sound substrates in a very traditional and slow moving PVC industry, we needed a reliable way to prove to customers and partners that our wood cards performed just like PVC cards and according to all ISO standards. The choice was simple and it fell on Barnes!"

Sustainable Cards, Sweden

Most accurate analyser for the widest range of magnetic media

Magnetic stripe analyser - all media
Mag-Tester Revo

The Mag-Tester Revo is the most accurate magnetic stripe analyser available today for testing media of all types, shapes, sizes and thicknesses including cards, tickets, ATBs and bank books. Certification standard measurement accuracy is achieved through a linear optical encoder, automated operations and powerful data analysis tools, making the Mag-Tester Revo the first choice of Certification Laboratories worldwide, as well as for manufacturing quality control.

Solution Highlights
  • Widely used by magnetic tape and card manufacturers and test laboratories for quality control and product development.
  • Delivers high-precision testing of unencoded and encoded HiCo, LoCo and 650 Oersted magnetic stripes to ISO, CQM and others standards.
  • Tests all different shapes, sizes and thicknesses of magnetic stripe media, including cards, tickets, ATB, Edmundson tickets, bank passbooks and other documents.
Product DatasheetAssociated Services
Barnes - Magnetic stripe analyser – all media Mag-Tester Revo

"The Barnes Mag-Tester Revo is one of the tools we show our customers when they visit our plant. Customers always want to know how we ensure the encoded data is GOOD! Revo is the answer to that question"

dz card, Thailand

Which Mag-Tester is best for you?

Mag-Tester Range

Fast, reliable and accurate ISO and MasterCard CQM testing

Magnetic stripe analyser – cards and tickets
Mag-Tester 3000 Range

The Mag-Tester 3000 range offers powerful magnetic stripe quality control analysis of encoded and un-encoded magnetic media on cards and tickets – HiCo, LoCo and 650 Oersted. As the industry has come to expect from Barnes, the Mag-Tester 3000 range delivers the highest levels of test result accuracy and convenience to any magnetic stripe card and ticket manufacturing, bureau or QC environment.

Solution Highlights
  • Fast, reliable and accurate magnetic stripe quality control analysis for ISO and MasterCard CQM testing of unencoded and encoded HiCo, LoCo and 650 Oersted magnetic stripes on cards and tickets.
  • Easy to use providing various levels of analysis displays, diagnostic facilities and reporting to meet the differing needs of its users.
  • Suitable for ISO ID-1 and CR80 magnetic stripe cards and tickets.
  • Various models available with different levels of functionality to meet customers bespoke test requirements.
Product DatasheetAssociated Services
Barnes - Magnetic stripe analyser – cards and tickets Mag-Tester 3000 Range

"We have used Barnes Mag-Testers for more than 17 years. They are invaluable as a design tool and for production support providing the reliability we need. The friendly and efficient support is also much appreciated"

Ultra Electronics, UK

Assure magnetic stripe durability and long life

Magnetic stripe wear tester
WEAR-Tester 3000

Magnetic stripe appearance and read-back unreliability due to wear and abrasion is a serious concern. Card Issuer reputation can be damaged by worn and unreadable magnetic stripes. Magnetic stripe cards must be tested to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC industry standards aimed at exposing weaknesses in magnetic stripe wear resistance. The WEAR-Tester 3000 enables tests on all types of magnetic stripe cards and TFCs (thin flexible cards) in compliance with these exacting ISO/IEC standards.

Solution Highlights
  • Tests ID1 magnetic stripe cards and TFCs (thin flexible cards) to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC industry standards aimed at exposing weaknesses in magnetic stripe.
  • A freestanding unit which enables automatic testing; once initiated, the test is run through to completion.
Product DatasheetAssociated Services
Barnes - Magnetic stripe wear tester WEAR-Tester 3000
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