The Universal Servicebook version 2 was first launched in 2004. Equipment types contained within are still in use today. The book assumes that the user has some knowledge of electronics and is familiar with the basic principles used in EAS systems. However because of it's simple, logical layout people with limited electronic skills still find it useful.

The Universal Servicebook contains information on a variety of popular tagging systems. Information has been compiled using data from our own workshop analysis and field experience (30 years experience in the E.A.S. industry) .
The aim of the manual is to cover many equipment types, therefore the information is of a concise nature, the manual assumes the user has a reasonable knowledge of electronics and has had a previous introduction to tagging systems. Each piece of equipment is presented in steps, consistent with those followed during an installation or major service.

The current version (2013 online update) offered via google books service is version 2.3n this has has some updating from the original version 2, as follows: Addition of the Lucatron system information, additions to the glossary, minor improvements/information updates to several chapters, re-numbering and re-indexing for online compatability.


Please read the equipment covered carefuly, to ensure the equipment you wish to study is listed. All the equipment listed from the original launch version is included, plus the addition of the globally popular Lucatron system, whose boards appear in many systems including the equipment of many far eastern based suppliers.

The Universal Servicebook is only available as a download and does not include technical support for the products contained within.

The original product (Universal Servicebook 2) was sold with a basic support package and instructional CD for £275

Important please read.
Please check all the information above and opposite before purchasing. To be sure that the products covered and information within, meets your requirements. As, for obvious reasons we cannot entertain a refund on this product. The list of contents of the current version is shown in the table on the right.

Address for correspondence  

Maxtec Technical Services
Servicebook 40 Parkfield Drive,
M24 4ED


Getting Started
Checkpoint Quicksilver (inc. 45, 55) 
Checkpoint QS 2000 
Checkpoint P2 Consolidated (all models) 
Checkpoint Strata LX (Galaxy Board) 
Checkpoint QX 2000 
Actron Orion Mk3 
Actron Orion Mk4 
Lucatron (URB-100, UTB 200) 
Crosspoint XR-22G 
Crosspoint XR-23G 
Telsec F,G models  
Dialoc *
Sidep 4000 
Knogo System 80 series (104) 
Nedap EQ45OID

Securitag Loop 
Securitag Post 
Sensormatic Ultramax 1.6+ ** 
WG Multiguard
WG Monoguard
WG Skyguard

Magnetic General procedures
Knogo Magnetic MK8
Knogo Magnetic EM85
Knogo Magnetic MM2000
Knogo Magnetic MM3000
Knogo Magnetic MM5000

The Transceivers 
2M/QS1500, QS1600 
Knogo Pulsar 
Knogo Doorman 
Keytec Vector 
Solosystem II

Counterpoint deactivator Mk4 
Counterpoint deactivator Mk5 
Counterpoint deactivator Mk6 
Counterpoint deactivator Mk7 
Counterpoint deactivator Mk9 
MSG deactivator
Crosspoint deactivator 
Scanner deactivation 

Problem Solving 
Glossary of terms  

** Ultrapost, Megamax M2K equipment and other Sensormatic products requiring propriety software for service, are not included in this manual.

Important information on Copyright and usage.

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Action will be taken against any person or persons found in breach of these conditions.
Maxtec Technical Services will not be responsible for damage to equipment being installed, serviced or injury from attempts to service equipment by persons using information listed in the site. It is the responsibility of the person undertaking the servicing to ensure they take every precaution to avoid injury, damage or electrocution.

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