Magnetic swipe card readers

Soldato
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Does anyone know much about these as I need to use one for my final year project at uni. Do they require drivers and any specific OS? Every one that i have look at so far mentions nothing about compatibility to whatever machine its connected to.

Edd
 
Caporegime
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The magnetic card readers I have are independant of OS (built into keyboard), and they return the read information as a string of text.

They (in theory) should just function as a HID, regardless of host OS.
 
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