The Glancetron 1260 is an even more powerful version of the 1205/1210 series. The same housing contains a modern decoder that can be software-programmed under Windows. This reader processes all magnetic stripes in ISO format and is compatible with all commercial systems like bank cards EC cards credit cards and other cards of various customer retention systems.When swiping the card the integrated decoder reads the data from the magnetic stripe and converts it into ASCII code. Further data processing (such as rearranging information replacing characters cutting character strings etc.) can also be easily accomplished with the 1260 decoder. All functions are configured using an easy-to-use software under Windows. The Glancetron 1260 magnetic stripe reader is ready for all systems with special data formatting requirements or that only need parts of the input data for security reasons such as in EC or credit cards.The 1260 comes with three optional connection types: keyboard wedge serial or USB. The keyboard wedge version (Glancetron 1260K) is simply connected between PC and keyboard and does not require additional an power supply. All read data is sent to the keyboard interface as if typed on the keyboard. The device is very easy to install in this version as is simulates a keyboard and no driver installation or software adjustments are required.In addition to the card reader the serial version (Glancetron 1260R) requires an additional power supply (external AC adaptor or provided slot plate adaptor). The device sends all read data to the serial interface. For this reason the cash register software has to access the interface actively to process incoming data input. This can be of advantage if data processing is only required for some transactions or if the data is confidential and should not appear on the screen.The USB version (1260U) is available as the third connection type in the 1260 series. Required Windows drivers that either work as a keyboard wedge which automatically send the data to the keyboard buffer or as RS232 emulation are available from Glancetron free of charge.