M260 Reference Guide

A reference guide for the E-Seek M260 ID Scanner



This section will provide an illustrated breakdown of the Model M260.


Top View

1. Cable Interface Connector

2. Power Supply Connector

3. Power On - Good Read LED

4. 2D Bar Code

5. Card Insertion Guide

6. Magnetic Stripe

Bottom View

7. Product ID Label

8. Kiosk Connector


The Model M210 and Model M260 are 2D Bar Code Scanners designed for reading and decoding 2D Bar Code on ID Cards and Driver’s Licenses. The Model M210 / M260 presents decoded Bar Code information through RS 232 interface or USB, utilizing an RJ 45 connector and Kiosk connection.

The Model M260 additionally provides a three track Magnetic Stripe Reader incorporated into one integrated housing.

Multiple cable options are available to interface to various systems and plug requirements.

Cable Options

  1. USB Cable
  2. Serial Cable
  3. Kiosk Cable

Installing the Kiosk Cable

Simply connect the kiosk male connector on the interface cable to kiosk female connector built into the Models M210 / M260 as per the illustration below.

Installing the Interface USB or Serial Cable

Simply connect the RJ 45 male connector on the interface cable to RJ 45 female connector built into the Models M210 / M260 as per the illustration below.

Installing the Power Supply

Simply connect the Power Supply Module to a convenient AC outlet and the cable to the Model M210/M260 as shown below. No power connection is required for Verifone terminals.

Scanning a 2D Bar Code

Simply insert and remove the card to be read in a smooth and continuous motion. The reader will emit a double beep tone and the green LED will flash on a good read. Orient the bar Code to be read in accordance with the illustration below.

Reading a Magnetic Stripe

M260 ONLY: Orient the card to be read as illustrated below, and simply swipe the card through the reader in one smooth and continuous motion in either direction 

Technical Specifications

What does the Beep Mean?

  1. When power is applied to the unit, it is automatically powered on, runs a self-diagnostic test and issues three beep tones to signify that it is operational.
  2. When the unit is programmed it will emit a Melody tone to signify that it has successfully been programmed.
  3. When a Bar Code has successfully decoded the unit will emit a beep tone.

Programming and Technical Support

The M210 and M260 come preconfigured for use with VeriScan or WizzForms to scan IDs and Drivers Licenses.

Other functions - 1D Barcodes and credit cards - are disabled by default.

To reprogram an M210 or M260, please contact IDScan.net Technical Support.

  • If the device was bought from IDScan.net - Reprogramming may be covered under the standard warranty.
  • If the device was bought from a 3rd party - Reprogramming can be done for a small fee.

Regulatory Information

Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

The Model M210/M260 have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Regulations. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

These devices comply with FCC Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. These devices may not cause harmful interference.
  2. These devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Radio Frequency Interference Requirements – Canada

The Model M210/M260 comply with RSS 210 of Industry & Science Canada. These Class B digital devices comply with Canadian ICES-003.

CE Marking and European Union Compliance

Products intended for sale within the European Union are marked with the CE Mark which indicates compliance to applicable Directives and European Normes (EN). The Model M210/M260 have been tested and are certified to meet all applicable Directives and European Normes.



2D Decoder PDF417
Linear Barcodes Code 39 and Code 128 (disabled by default)
Card Operating Mode Hands-free, Manual Insertion of ID card or Magnetic Stripe Swipe action
Interface  RS-232C Serial Port

USB 2.0 Full speed (w/FTDI drivers, Windows certified)

Power Consumption Standby 4 mA @ 5VDC
250 mA Maximum
Dimensions Length: 4.33"
Width: 2.28"
Height: 2.13"
Weight 0.5 lb
Card Size

ISO/IEC-7811, ID-1 Standard Size 3.370" x 2.125" 

Housing ABS Plastic
Operating Temperature 32 to 122° F (0 to 50° C)
Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing

Mounting to a Kiosk

Mounting Guide

Serial Port Pin Outs (RJ45 and Kiosk)

Number Function Direction Note
2. VCC IN +15V DC
5. GND --  
6. TXD OUT RXD on host
7. RXD IN TXD on host
8. RTS OUT CTS on host
9. CTS IN RTS on host
10. NC --  


Mating Connector: Molex 0430251000