Testing Eletec TWN4 Reader for Magicard Printers

Modified on Fri, 7 May, 2021 at 10:02 AM

There is a test tool available for the Elatec TWN4 MultiTech 2 encoder.

You can download it from here;




Extract the MSI installer from the zip archive and run it.

It doesn't create a desktop shortcut, and calls itself SmartTesting.

If you want to find the folder it is in the create a shortcut, it is in 

Program Files (x86)\Magicard\Magicard Gen 2 Elatec Testing Tool

But you can search for it in the Start menu



First part of the test, look for the encoder either in Device Manager;


Or in Devices & Printers (on the Devices section at the top) however, you should see the actual encoders;


To test, run the SmartTesting utility;


You won’t see much until you click the Check ATR button (even without a card present);



Clicking that button without a card present will show;



Load a card to the contactless encoding position in the printer here;


Printer Properties -> Encoding -> To contactless encoder -> Move



Once the card is in position, click the Check ATR button;



You should then see the ATR (answer to reset) from the card;



It's a basic utility at the moment but Magicard are hopeful it will have more features in the future.

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