Active Key AK-780 Compact PS-2 Magnetic Stripe Reader Keyboard Details

A reliable desktop keyboard for POS & payment applications - Ideal for consumer based industries such as; shops, banks & hotels.

The Active Key AK-780 Compact PS-2 Magnetic Stripe Reader Keyboard offers full keyboard functionality with 3 Track MSR & programmable headers/terminators.

• MSR Keyboard
• Easy to Program
• Splash-Dirt Resistant
• 104/105 Keys

Active Key AK-780 MSR Keyboards have a range of language layouts & optional programmable keys.


The Active Key AK-780-P123W Keyboard  is a robust high quality MSR keyboard, designed for POS and payment applications.  Featuring a space saving design, while still offering full desktop keyboard functionality.

MSR code transmission is used via key stroke emulation and there is no need for any special software, the driver allows the usage of the keyboard with all operating systems. Therefore, whatever changes on the POS system, the keyboard and the MSR will still work.

With the Active Key Ak-870 MSR Keyboard, all keys are programmable and the storage of all settings and programs are done in the keyboard and do not require any permanent software on the computer. Complete with GUI software for easy programming and a splash resistant key matrix plus dust and dirt resistant key guiding system.


3 track MSR reader
500 000 read cycles (MSR)
Programmable Headers, Terminators
Start/stop character transmission on/off
All keys programmable
Programming storage in keyboard
100 keys (full emulation 104/105)
Microsoft® Windows™ keys
Splash resistant key matrix


Compatibility: All operating systems supporting standard PS/2 keyboard
Temperature Range: Storage –20º to + 60º C or Operation 0º to + 50º C
Supply Voltage: 5 V +/- 5% (max. 100mA via PS/2 interface)
Dimensions: 405mm x 165mm x 49mm
Weight: 1.4 kilograms 
Key Travel: 4 mm +- 0.5 mm
Key Switch Technology: Sealed membrane with cross guiding stamp, > 20 million operations
Magnetic Stripe Reader Compatibility: ISO 7812, IBM Standards, American drivers license
Bit Density: Track 1: 210 bpi, Track 2: 75 or 210 bpi, Track 3: 210 bpi 
Read Performance: 10 to 100 cm/s (all 3 tracks)
Agency Approvals: CE, FCC

Part#: AK-780-P123W-y/z

Identifier y = Color :B = Black
Identifier z  = Country Version:
US = US International   GE = German
SP = Spanish   FR = French  UK = UK English   IT   = Italian 

(*For other country versions please contact us on: 01524 770 777)