Magnetic Stripe or Barcode?:

The advantages of the magnetic stripe technology are that it
is inexpensive, easy to read and has been around for a long time. Magnetic stripes, however, are easy to recode and do not hold much data.

2D barcodes are making waves because they are capable of storing a whole lot more data and are hard to hack. Unfortunately, 2D barcodes are not standardized like magnetic stripe technology and the equipment to read them is costly.

Inside the Swipe Bar

Intro to Inside the Swipe Bar

The Hardware:
State of the Art
With One Swipe
Where it Works
Is it Legal?
Magnetic Stripe or Barcode?
Other Options
Extra Features

The Software:
What it Does
What it Really Does
Data Capture
Computer Matching
How We Use It
How We Might Use It
How Others Could Use It