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Gallagher Security launches T20 card + PIN reader with Mifare DESFireEV1 and PLUS support

Published on 25 July, 2013

Gallagher Security has announced the launch of T20, the latest addition to its T Series range of smartcard and multi-technology readers. Designed to deliver outstanding performance as a high traffic access control card + PIN reader, T20 supports newer and more secure variants of smart card technology, including such world class systems as Mifare DESFire EV1, Plus and Classic. A multi-tech version of T20 also supports 125KHz technology.

The new reader is backwardly compatible with installed Gallagher Controller and GBUS URI hardware, with the multi-tech version enabling managed transition to higher-level security without interruption to business.

T20 combines pleasing contemporary design with enhanced environmental protection. An intuitive user interface with a 3.5" colour TFT LED screen and large backlit keys provides a rapid means of performing key functions whilst minimising disruption to traffic flow.  Icons guide users to present their card, enter their PIN if required, and pass through the door when appropriate. Door and alarm zone status can be established at a glance prior to any interaction with the terminal.

Daniel McVeagh, Senior Product Manager said, “The launch of T20 is an important development for Gallagher, offering an unrivalled combination of features and security in a card plus PIN door reader. The T20 supports both legacy access cards and the latest high security smartcards, making it the perfect option for sites migrating to the more secure card technologies. It is a robust, reliable and cost-effective reader, which we are confident will be well received by customers around the globe.”

For full details visit, For further information please contact: Georgia Langdon - CMS Strategic on +44 (0)208 748 9797 or email

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