The MX3 is a Programmable Magnetic Stripe Card Reader and Decoder which features fast-and-easy, plug and play data transfer. Equipped with a multitude of configurations, the MX3 features both dual or triple track readers. Customization and ease of use makes the MX3 the most versatile reader available. The MX3 requires no complicated DIP switches, jumpers or cryptic codes. In addition, it allows the user to select from over 21 diverse parameters, which can be easily customized to the client's specifications. The MX3 is ideal for a variety of applications, including credit cards, encoded driver's licences, health care, password entry, and fitness club cards. An industry first, the MX3 continues to find new application areas, based on the ever changing market needs. Available versions are Smart Card upgradeable.