NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones will "open doors" with HID Global’s iCLASS® digital keys and readers

Product Profile

The new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900/9930 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350/9360 smartphones activated with iCLASS digital credentials will be compatible with the large installed base of iCLASS readers that are used for applications ranging from physical access systems in buildings, to student IDs, to applications that track time and attendance.

Instead of using keys or smartcards, BlackBerry smartphone users will be able to use iCLASS digital credentials that can be presented for authentication by simply holding their NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone in front of a reader, just like they do today with a physical iCLASS smartcard.

Pilots using BlackBerry smartphones activated with iCLASS digital credentials will be conducted this year. HID Global expects that its embedded iCLASS technology will be generally available for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 smartphones in early 2012.

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Technical Specification

Make HID
Manufacturer HID Global
Model code RK40
Series iCLASS Series
Long Range Yes
Reader Type Smart Card
Standalone/ Networkable Standalone
IP Rating IP55
Mount Type Wall
Keypad Integrated Yes
Read Range mm 51 ~ 102
LED / Beep LED / Beep
Colour Black / Gray
Wiegand Interface Yes
Clock-and-Data Interface Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 10 ~ 16 V DC
Power Consumption: 116 mA
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 85 x 122 x 28
Weight g: 283.49
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -40 ~ +65
Operating Humidity %: 5 ~ 95
Protection Weather/Vandal Resistant
Additional info

Transmit Frequency: 13.56 MHz.  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.

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