SecureHead Encrypted MagStripe Read Head

SecureHead Encrypted MagStripe Read Head PCI Compliant Head Assembly

ID TECH’s SecureHead is an encrypting MagStripe read head that incorporates ID TECH’s state-of-the-art TriMag III ASIC, which allows for the electronics to be embedded in the read head. The SecureHead’s built-in encryption engine supports DES, TDES, and AES encryption with DUKPT key management. The output from the TriMag III ASIC is encrypted before leaving the read head. The SecureHead is ideal for applications that demand improved system security to meet PCI requirements.


  • Available in SPI, USB, PS2 (Keyboard), RS232, and UART
  • Bi-directional card reading
  • In-head electronics to prevent tampering
  • Reads up to 3 tracks
  • Built-in encryption engine
  • DES, Triple DES, and AES encryption
  • DUKPT key management
  • Simple to mount wing spring & cost-effective decoding solution
  • High immunity to ambient noise
  • Ideal for PCI 2.0 applications
  • Optional security settings
  • Exceptional reading reliability of real world cards
  • Available in wire and flexible printed circuit
RSA [Cryptosystem]
Symmetric Key and Public Key Encryption