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Technology Readers

Cards Plus supplies a wide range of Software Development Kits (SDKs) and Module Evaluation Kits (EVK) produced by ACS.Smart cards including contactless and contact based technology is a growing market sector in South Africa. We carry a wide selection of readers for just about any application.
Applications include:

  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Programmes
  • Gift Card Programs
  • Cashless systems

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Magnetic Stripe Reader

The TMSR Series are compact decoded magnetic stripe card readers. With dimensions of only 9.65 x 3.22 cm, these readers are one of the smallest magnetic readers in the industry. Designed with low power Mask IC and single chip microprocessor, they provide superior reading performance. They are guaranteed for more than 300 000 passes.



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Barcode Scanner

Barcode scanners are built from a fixed light and a single photo sensor that is manually run across the barcode. USB scanners are the easiest to install and do not need custom code for transferring input data to the application program.



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Smart Card Readers

We offer a series of contactless smart card reader/writers to address the growing popularity and demand in contactless applications. Hinged on the 13.56 MHz RFID technology, these readers are developed to support various contactless protocols such as ISO 14443 Type A and B, MIFARE ®, FeliCa, and NFC (near field communication) to facilitate  their use in a wide range of applications. For use in developing your own smart card applications, Cards Plus supplies a wide range of Software Development Kits (SDKs) and Module Evaluation Kits (EVK) produced by ACS.



10 Days

It is the perfect solution for short runs (that means less than 35 000 cards per order) of custom plastic cards – and there is no minimum quantity. Cards are printed using an eye-popping digital process, that transforms colours from ho-hum to remarkable.
10 days have a variety of special add-ons to help you make your design shine. We have a full selection of features to add to your cards. Our most popular features include:

5 Days

This plastic card printing service is specifically designed for single step plastic cards- that is, any card with standard CYMK printing with or without variable data printing- including ID cards, information cards, membership cards, barcoded cards, technology cards and more. We can even add a magnetic stripe for self encoding. 
Hit your deadlines with ease with this print service!

Nippy Cards

We understand that sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned. Maybe someone forgets to place the card order- or maybe the artwork took too long to get to you- or maybe your product launch is tomorrow and promotional cards will be just the detail that will skyrocket sales. No matter the delay, Cards Plus is here to help!

Your Express Cards can feature:

Vivid Full colour printing on one or both sides of the card


Photos and text inserts

Serialised numbering

A HiCo or LoCo stripe for self encoding