14 Mar 18

Product Withdrawal - Magnetic Stripe Reader

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PAC are issuing this formal notice to inform our customers about the planned, permanent withdrawal of the Magnetic Stripe Reader (P/N 40043) from our product line.

As we continue to develop innovative solutions and invest in product advancements, we also ongoingly review our existing range of solutions.

We have come to the conclusion that the legacy magnetic stripe technology can be prone to security breaches due to the risk of token cloning, and therefore decided to make the reader obsolete from our product portfolio.


For customers wishing to purchase the reader we have taken the decsion to secure a last time buy opportunity. The Magnetic Stripe Reader will be available for sale at £300 net until our stock has been depleted, effective from 14th March 2018.

PAC will continue to offer best in class readers that meet the highest standards of security and provide an outstanding alternative to the low security Magnetic Stripe Reader. Our range of Oneprox™ GS3 HF readers utilises the industry leading MIFARE® and MIFARE DESFire® EV1 reading protocols effectively minimising the threat of token cloning. Please read the BSIA guide to “Token and Reader Technology in Access Control” if you’d like to further familiarise yourself with reader technology types and their suitable applications.

While we appreciate that advising our customers of this decision may cause inconvenience, PAC will continue to provide support to existing installations which utilise the Magnetic Stripe Reader. This announcement does not affect the 5-year warranty on any products which have recently been purchased or are still within this period.

For any other questions please contact our Customer Services team on +44 (0) 161 406 3400 opt.1 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for technical issues call +44 (0)161 406 3400 opt.2 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yours sincerely,
PAC GDX Team