RF IDeas Air Enroll

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air-id-enroll2Proximity Card Reader
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This reader allows users to use their building access card or other 13.56 MHz tags for other forms of identification and security throughout the workplace. The plug-n-play reader comes with flash memory, allowing the user to quickly configure the output to meet the user’s needs.

As a card enrollment or ID badge reader/tester, the USB model emulates a keyboard and will keystroke the card’s data to the cursor’s location on the screen. The reader can be configured to add keystrokes before or after the card’s data. The serial version, available in RS-232, Ethernet, or USB-async, delivers the card’s data in ASCII.

It can be used as a standalone system, or be seamlessly integrated with other software applications using the optional SDK (Software developer’s kit). As an integrated reader, you will find applications such as PC/LAN logon, single signon, card enrollment, visitor management, point of sale, time/attendance, user authorization, seminar, fitness, training attendance, magnetic card emulations and more.

For HID’s iClass cards, the card’s data can include the ID and/or site code, while for NXP’s MIFARE cards/tags/labels, the card’s serial number represents the card’s data.


  • Card enrollment
  • Time and attendance
  • Employee authentication
  • PC/LAN access control
  • Equipment and material checkout
  • Loyalty and membership programs
  • Identification in manufacturing for productivity and quality


Contactless operation

Utilizes radio frequency identification technology which eliminates wear and tear found with mag-stripe cards

No software required on server or client

Utilizes a plugand- play USB or RS-232 attachment

Complies with industry standards

Advanced semiconductor technology is based on 13.56 MHz frequency to comply with numerous ISO standards. Readers can read data from cards compliant with the following standards: ISO 15693-Vicinity, ISO 14443-Type A

Platform independent and versatile

Supports any operating system with USB or RS-232 support: Windows® 98SE/2000/XP, Vista, Sun, Citrix®, UNIX®, Linux, Macintosh, thin clients and more

Easy software integration of contactless cards

The optional software developer’s kit includes several high level commands which allows third-party developers to set contactless products in just a couple of days. This enables medical, time and attendance, PC log-on, and other multiauthentication applications to interface easily with contactless cards. The output is transferred to the application via a callable DLL

Most 13.56 MHz card technologies support, see part number list or call for more detail.


Typical maximum read range:

  • 2.0” – 4.0” (5.0 – 10.0 cm) with PVC ID cards
  • 1.0” – 1.5” (2.5 – 3.8 cm) with labels or tags
  • 1.0” – 2.0” (2.5 – 5.0 cm) with MIFARE card

Dimensions: 3 3/8” x 2” x 0.6” (Models with RDR in part number only) 4.2” x 2.5” x 0.875” (10.6 x 6.35 x 2.2 cm)

Weight: 0.45 lbs. (12.7g)

Power supply and interface: USB self-powered; RS- 232 model; 5V supplied by PS2. Keyboard pass-thru connector

Indicators: Tri-state LED, beeper

Transmit frequency: 13.56 MHz

Operating temperature range: -22° to 150°F (-30° to 65°C)

Operating humidity range: 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Certifications: FCC, CE, C-tic, RoHS

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