HID multiCLASS Contactless Smart Card and Proximity Readers Now Support Indala Proximity and AWID Formats
New enhancements combine 125 kHz proximity and 13.56 MHz contactless smart card and reader technologies into a single reader, providing additional support for users upgrading from the most popular proximity cards to the most popular contactless smart cards. The RP40 provides a clear multi-technology migration path for the large installed bases of Indala and AWID customers. With multiCLASS, the customer has the ability to transition to contactless smart cards over time while incorporating the use of multiple card technologies within a single building or across multiple facilities. Additionally, customers can transition from disparate proximity technologies to a unified contactless smart card solution from HID, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry. “The multiCLASS reader is the ultimate migration tool. With our unique card technology read selection feature, customers have endless card management flexibility, with security and simplicity,” said Jack Bubany, HID’s pProduct mManager, Reader Products. The multiCLASS reader is available in multiple compatibility configurations, classified as ordering configurations. The reader is capable of reading some of the most popular the following 113.56 MHz contactless access control technologies including: iCLASS, DESFire, FIPS201, ISO 14443B, ISO 14443A CSN (MIFARE, DESFire), ISO 15693 CSN (MyD, ICODE, Tag-it) and US Government PIV II credentials. Additionally, the reader supports HID Prox, Indala Proximity or AWID formats, with additional 125 kHz card technology compatibilities available later this in the year. A keypad model, for dual factor authentication, is also expected. The RP40 model access control reader has been approved by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) as Transparent Contactless Readers for their FIPS 201 Approved Products List, allowing an agency's access control system to function properly during the transition from current card technology to the new FIPS 201 card requirements.