HIDs new MIFARE Contactless Smart
Card Reader now reads and writes to contactless
smart cards. Contactless smart cards are used for access control and stored value
applications such as transportation and vending (increment/decrement).
Contactless readers are faster and easier to use than contact readers, virtually
eliminating reader maintenance and card wear and tear.
The new HID MIFARE reader provides RS-232 connectivity to support read/write
functionality. It also provides a Wiegand output that is compatible with most
existing access control systems. Styling of the reader is similar to that of
the HID Thinline II. The new reader will be available in gray, black, beige
When there is a need to use both proximity and MIFARE technologies simultaneously,
the HID Proximity and MIFARE card can be used with both proximity and MIFARE
readers. HID also offers a standard MIFARE card. To simplify database management,
HID can program a sector of the MIFARE card to match any HID proximity bit format
currently in use. The merging of the two technologies is seamless to card holders.
The HID MIFARE Reader complies with the ISO 14443A standard, the international
standard for contactless smart cards. It is compatible with all MIFARE-S50 compatible
cards and integrates smoothly into access control and other smart card applications.
A resource developers kit is also available. For more information on HID's
new MIFARE reader, please visit HIDs website at www.HIDCorp.com.
MIFARE is a registered trademark of Philips Electronics N.V.