Verifone SC552

The VeriFone SC 552 is a combination of a dual smart card reader/writer and a magnetic-stripe card reader.

The SC 552 from VeriFone offers numerous smart card applications. The 552 supports stored value programs and value-added services in a compact design. Using the SC 552 features new applications that can be beneficial to the growing business. Sample of this is electronic purse and electronic business transfer (EBT). Common with VeriFone products, the SC 550 meets with smart card standard from Europay, MasterCard and Visa.

The first VeriFone SC 552 reader/writer supports memory and microprocessor smart cards. The other one (second fully inserted smart card) handles retailer chip cards for storage and module upgrades. The SC 552 has an optional choice for additional character sets like Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Cyrillic-based languages.

Applications written for a much lower model compared to the SC 552 can be ported. This is possible due to the industry-standard C language. The SC 552 lets merchant to have upgrade options to deal with the fast-paced industry and customer requirements.




2-line x 16-character LCD
Option: 120 x 32 dot matrix graphic display

Keypad 16 keys (with 4 programmable function keys)

Memory 32 Kbyte or 128 Kbyte RAM

Magnetic-Stripe Card Reader Track 1 and 2 or Track 2 and 3


Asynchronous serial (7/8 data bits, even/no parity)
Baud rate of 300–19,200 baud supported
Compatible with V.24/RS-232 signal levels


All asynchronous microprocessor cards conforming
to ISO 7816-1, -2, -3
Synchronous memory and protected-memory cards
conforming to ISO 7816-1, -2


DES, Master/Session Key and DUKPT key management
operations performed by the security chip
Keys stored in security chip
Communications between keyboard, display and
security module safeguarded


Height 50 mm (2.0 in)
Width 110 mm (4.3 in)
Depth 200 mm (7.9 in)
Shipping Weight 0.7 kg (1.5 lb)


Operating Temperature 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Operating Humidity 15% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Temperature -18 to 66 C (0 to 138 F)


7.5–15 volts DC
230 mA (maximum consumption)

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