HID iCLASS RK40 and RWK 400 enhance security

July 2004 Access Control & Identity Management, Products

HID's iCLASS RK40 read only contactless smartcard reader with keypad or the iCLASS RWK400 read/write contactless smartcard reader with keypad are now available locally from Softcon Software Control Services, to enhance security on access control applications by dual authentication of identity.

Using 13,56 MHz contactless smartcard technology, the iCLASS RK40 and RWK400 provide the ability to combine a contactless card presentation with a personal identification number (PIN) to support dual authentication of identity. Or, configure the panel for single-factor authentication, using only a card or a PIN.

The PIN can be verified either at the access control panel or locally by the keypad reader. When verified locally, the PIN must be programmed into the card.

Supporting read/write applications, the RWK400 offers the same features as the RK40, with the extended ability to read/write user data to HID iCLASS credentials. Read/write applications include biometric template storage and storage/retrieval of data such as health records, time and attendance, and digital cash.

Featuring the same crisp architectural styling found in other iCLASS products, the keypad reader and reader/writer have an elegantly curved faceplate with a 12-position weatherproof keypad. The keypad also features vandal-resistant metal keycaps and backlit numbering.

A standard Wiegand output easily interfaces with most existing access control panels. The RWK400 is also equipped with a bi-directional serial port configurable for RS232 or RS485 operation to provide connection to a PC or microcontroller.

For more information contact Softcon Software Control Services, 012 348 7301, [email protected], www.hidcorp.com/iclass


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