The Centurion Secure Card Reader Authenticator (SCRA) offers a reliable and convenient swipe path with complete security features. Specifically designed to meet PCI DSS requirements to secure cardholder data, the Centurion employs the industry standard, Triple DES encryption. The Centurion is USB powered. This bi-directional SCRA makes any existing merchant application more secure. The Centurion enables retailers to future proof their POS applications with support for both today’s traditional applications and tomorrow’s advanced security requirements. The Centurion is 100 percent interface compatible with all traditional MagTek® readers while also enabling advanced security features including card authentication, data encryption, and device/host authentication to be activated when higher security is demanded.