Magnetic card reader for iPad

The cDynamo makes mobile payments easier than ever. It delivers a form fitted case with integrated secure card reader authenticator (SCRA) for iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Air 2 to keep them safe, while enabling merchants to accept mobile payments.

cDynamo offers the MagneSafe™ Security Architecture (MSA) combined with the power of iOS tablets (with Lightning interface). The MSA delivers open standards encryption with simple, yet proven DUKPT key management, immediate tokenization of card data, and MagnePrint® card authentication to maximize data protection and prevent the use of counterfeit cards. Mobile merchants can leverage the power of their iOS tablets without the worries of handling or storing sensitive card data at any time. Ideal for small to mid-size merchants, this powerful combination assures convenience and cost savings while ensuring transaction security from the moment the card is swiped all the way to authorization.

The cDynamo features a 100mm VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) mounting pattern that provides fixed mounting for greater security and convenience. This allows users to deploy the cDynamo in a variety of off the shelf semi-mobile or permanent mounts eliminating the need for expensive customization.

Charging the cDynamo and connected iPad is easy with the cDynamo’s built-in, pass-through, micro-USB port that accommodates Apple certified USB cables and power bricks.

MagTek provides SDKs and APIs for easy development and integration to reduce time to market.

Product Compatibility

  • cDynamo (PN 21087005) – iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (“Flat-out Fun”)
  • cDynamo Mini (PN 21087006) – iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini

Product Details

Ergonomic and rugged design

Apple Lightning Interface Options

Protects card data per PCI DSS requirements

MagnePrint card authentication

Generates dynamic payment card data with each swipe

Device/host authentication

Unique, non-changeable device serial number

Time bound session IDs

Triple DES encryption

DUKPT key management


Masked data

Reads up to 3 tracks

Bi-directional read

Reads ANSI/ISO/AAMVA cards plus custom formats

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