HID Global extends options for migrating to high-frequency access-control readers and credentials

Product Profile

HID Global is offering new access-control readers and credentials that provide the industry's most extensive options for migrating from legacy solutions to higher-security 13.56 MHz contactless technologies. HID readers can be used with an extensive array of single- and combination-technology cards including its industry-first dual-high frequency (HF) credential. They extend the Genuine HID™ value proposition by giving customers the industry's largest selection of reader and credential migration solutions.

HID's expanded migration offering includes:

  • An iCLASS® reader for migration from MIFARE® Classic to secure 13.56 MHz MIFARE DESFire® EV1 and HID iCLASS contactless technology;
  • New multiCLASS® readers for migration from legacy magnetic stripe (magstripe) and 125 kHz proximity card technology to higher-security MHz HID iCLASS contactless technology; and
  • The industry's first dual-HF credential, which bridges the gap between legacy solutions and secure iCLASS and MIFARE DESFire EV1 contactless technologies, expanding customer options for deploying the highest levels of security, while maximizing the value of their credential investment by enabling multiple applications on a single card.

Product details 

  • iCLASS high-frequency migration reader: HID's proven and widely deployed iCLASS reader line has now been extended to enable migration from MIFARE Classic technology to secure 13.56 MHz technologies for improved security, performance and data integrity, or to support multiple applications with a single credential that can also be used as a photo-ready identity badge. iCLASS readers are also available in configurations that provide compatibility with a wide scope of card technologies including: Dutch Government Rijkspas; 125 kHz proximity technologies such as HID Prox and IndalaProx; legacy technologies such as Wiegand and magnetic stripe; and other technologies including EM4102 Prox, AWID Prox, US Government FIPS 201, Sony FeliCa Transit, Singapore CEPAS Transit, Magstripe and ISO 14443/15693 card serial numbers.

  • multiCLASS migration readers: The RM40 and RMP40 are new, non-keypad versions of the company's RMK40 and RMPK40 readers for Magstripe-to-iCLASS and Magstripe- and Prox-to-iCLASS migration, respectively, which were introduced earlier this year. They provide customers with the most cost-effective solution for seamlessly upgrading from legacy reader technology to contactless smart card capabilities. The readers support ANSI/ISO 7811 magstripe data conversion or pass-through configuration in combination with HID Prox and popular 13.56 MHz contactless access control technologies including iCLASS credentials.

  • Dual-HF credentials: HID's iCLASS/MIFARE Classic, iCLASS/MIFARE DESFire EV1, and MIFARE Classic/MIFARE DESFire EV1 credentials make it easy to move from legacy solutions to secure contactless technologies over time, across multiple facilities, or within subsets of a larger cardholder base. The dual-HF credentials use advanced radio frequency (RF) engineering to combine iCLASS with MIFARE or MIFARE DESFire EV1 technologies, or to combine MIFARE Classic with MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology. The technologies are embeddable with a contact chip, and can also optionally be combined with HID Prox technology. They enable users to combine access control on a single credential with other applications including secure network, print authentication, time and attendance, digital cash and vending, transit passes, and equipment and material check-out.


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Technical Specification

Make HID
Manufacturer HID Global
Model code RPK40
Series iCLASS Series
Reader Type Proximity
Standalone/ Networkable Standalone
IP Rating IP55
Mount Type Surface mount
Keypad Integrated Yes
Read Range mm 25 ~ 110 mm read range
LED / Beep LED / Beep
Colour Black or Grey
Wiegand Interface Yes
Clock-and-Data Interface Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 5 ~ 16 V DC
Power Consumption: 100 mA
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 85 x 123 x 27
Weight g: 258
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -40 ~ +65
Operating Humidity %: 5 ~ 95
Additional info

The multiCLASS™ family of card readers are designed for customers upgrading their current card system from the most popular proximity technologies to iCLASS® credentials.  With the RP40 and RPK40 readers, the customer has the ability to transition to smart cards over time while incorporating the use of multiple card technologies within a single building or across multiple facilities.

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