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Javelin® Advantage M20 Card Embosser

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The Advantage M20 is the latest in the NBS Advantage embosser family of products. Secure, reliable and affordable, the Advantage M20 has been designed specifically for the instant personalization and issuance of EMV compliant debit and/or credit cards.

The Advantage M20 possesses a stainless steel 120-character daisy wheel for embossing, together with simultaneous front and rear indenting. A full range of international characters is available which makes this a truly universal embosser.


Desktop Flexibility

  • 120 character embossing wheel
  • Dual (front & rear) indent available
  • Anchors for bolting down the embosser to its operating station

Network and Encoding

  • High/low coercivity magnetic stripe encoding
  • Contact and contactless smart card personalization
  • Triple DES encryption
  • Contact, Contactless or both


  • 100-card hopper for automatic card feeding
  • Single card front input feeder
  • Access cover secured with electronic lock under software control

Embossing Method

Resin Thermal transfer (mono), Dye-sublimation


120 characters stainless steel daisy wheel embosser, easy installation of new types
Rear indenting, easy cartridge replacement
Front indent (optional)

Card encoding options


Magnetic stripe encoder, high/low coercivity
ISO 7816 smart card personalization [EMV compliant] (optional)
ISO 14443 contactless card personalization (optional)
Triple DES encryption

Embossing speed

1 card in 30 seconds (excluding chip personalization)

Embosser interfaces

Operator panel : 2x24 LCD display, 12 keys numeric keypad, 5 status LEDs
Communication: RS232, Ethernet, USB 2.0

Software drivers

DLL for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/W7 drivers available

System Requirements

x86 based PC or compatible, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7, 500MHz computer with 256MB of RAM or higher, 500MB free hard disk space or higher

Embossing characteristics

OCR 7B, Standard Gothic
Rear Indent: OCR B1
Front Indent: OCR B4, OCR B1
A full range of other emboss/indent characters and fonts is available

Card Capacity

100 cards input hopper, automatic feeding
50 finished cards output hopper, hopper full sensor
30 cards reject bin, bin full sensor
Single card front input feeder

Embossing usage

Maximum recommended usage: 100 cards per day (or 25,000 cards per year)


26.4” (670mm) D x 17.9” (455mm) W x 11.6” (295mm) H


86 lbs. (39kgs)

Power source

110-230 Volts, 50-60 Hz, 200W
CE, CSA C & US, FCC Class A
EN 60950


Operating temperature: 10 - 40 °C / 50 -104 °F, Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage temperature: 0 - 55 °C / 32 - 131 °F, Storage humidity: 5 - 95% non-condensing
Transport: -15 - 55 °C / 5 - 131 °F, 5 - 95% RH (up to 20 hours)


Mechanical and electronic software controlled locks

Card Specifications


CR80 – PVC – 0.76mm, 30 mil / ISO/IEC 7811, ISO/IEC7816

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