Card-less and carefree

Issue 4 2021 Products, Access Control & Identity Management

Suprema’s latest multi-technology terminal, X-Station 2, is a versatile terminal for time and attendance, visitor management and access control and offers employees, visitors and other types of users a contactless and non-face-to-face access solution that is both safe and secure.

To achieve total card-less operation, X-Station 2’s mobile credential options include mobile access cards and QR codes and barcodes. The terminal uses NFC and BLE signals which allows both Android and iOS device owners to use mobile access cards. QR codes and barcodes must be composed of up to 32 ASCII code strings and are issued on Suprema BioStar 2 or third-party systems.

However, if you prefer to use traditional cards, X-Station 2 also offers comprehensive RFID card compatibility by supporting both LF (125 kHz) and HF (13.56 MHz) RFID as well as various card types including EM, MIFARE, MIFARE Plus, iCLASS, DESFire and FeliCa. PIN is also an option.

When used in combination with BioStar 2 or third-party software with time and attendance or HR management features, X-Station 2 can track employee work hours, completed tasks as well as vacation days, photocopy credits, canteen tickets and subscription validity, while QR codes or temporary mobile access cards offer a secure solution for visitors.

Another feature offered by X-Station 2 is an intuitive UI which enables quick and easy access to functionality on its 4-inch capacitive touchscreen with a customisable display for branding purposes. It has an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance and can therefore be installed in many different environments, both indoors and outdoors. What’s more is that X-Station 2’s large memory can meet enterprise needs. Its 16 GB Flash and 1 GB RAM can handle up to 500 000 users, 5 million text logs and 50 000 image logs.

X-Station 2 is also easy to install. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported for convenient installation with less wiring, as well as various other interfaces such as Wiegand, RS-485, TTL input and Relay.

For enhanced security and data protection, X-Station 2 guards against malware attacks and data breaches with a secure boot process. By supporting OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol), the terminal encrypts bi-directional RS-485 communication. Using the built-in camera, X-Station 2 can also capture image logs for added security.


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