RF IDeas pcProx 125 kHz proximity card readers are designed for customers seeking to leverage their existing card system for applications beyond physical security. Engineered to work with nearly all proximity technologies, pcProx 125 kHz readers provide error-free identification for over 300 million physical access proximity cards worldwide. Featuring plug-n-play functionality, no required software, and embedded configurable flash memory, the reader is ready to integrate with nearly all operating systems, applications, and embedded controllers.
The USB model emulates a keyboard and keystrokes the card’s ID and/or site code to the cursor’s location on the screen. The reader can be configured to add keystrokes before and after the card’s data. The serial version, available in RS-232, Ethernet, or USB Virtual Com, delivers the card’s data in ASCII.
In addition to the standard desktop housing, readers are available in USB Dongle, PCMCIA, kiosk/wall mount, embedded keyboard, and OEM form factors. Using the optional RF IDeas Software Developer Kit (SDK), the pcProx family can easily be integrated with most applications. It can be used as a standalone system, or be seamlessly integrated with other software applications using the optional SDK (Software Developer Kit). As an integrated reader you will find applications such as PC/LAN logon, single sign-on, card enrollment, visitor management, vending, point of sale, time/attendance, user authorization, seminar, fitness or training attendance, magnetic card emulation, and more.
PC/LAN Access Control
PLC and Embedded Controllers
Time and Attendance
Meeting Attendance, Visitor Management
Point of Sale
Since there is no software deployed, the plug-n-play reader designs are truly easy to integrate into your existing application. The USB models connect directly to USB ports and send data as keystrokes. The RS-232 model connects to a serial port and sends data as ASCII. The Ethernet model comes with free software to redirect the IP address to virtual COM port on Windows® PCs. The USB Virtual COM model emulates a virtual serial device.
Compatible with Windows CE®, Windows 2000®, Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, Macintosh®, the Solaris™ operating system, Sun Ray™ thin clients, and Linux. (Free configuration software requires Windows® operating system.)
Improves accuracy of information and productivity
Eliminates errors associated with individual identification.
Versatile mounting options
The standard housing (desktop) can be placed anywhere on the desktop. Featuring an articulated cable it can easily be mounted on kiosks, monitors, time clocks, and more. Optional base and mounting brackets expand placement options. Other form factors allow for easy, unobtrusive placement.
Meets Medical/Healthcare HIPAA Requirements
When used as a log-on reader
Meets CJIS Compliance Requirements
All pcProx readers are CJIS compliant and designed to keep law enforcement and criminal justice organizations current with compliance requirements
Meets IP67 Compliance Requirements
pcProx Wall Mount Only—When the IP67 Wall Mount reader is installed in accordance with the IP67 Wall Mount instructional guide
Several Mounting Choices
Form Factors: ExpressCard, Wall Mount, PCMCIA, USB Dongle, Desktop, and OEM
Supported Cards—Partial List
AWID *1Cardax Casi-Rusco® *1Deister EM410X/Rosslare *1G-Prox™ II HID® *Hitag 1, S *1Hitag 2 Honeywell Nexwatch *1IDTECK/RF Logics Indala® 26 bit Indala® Custom Kantech ioProx™ *Keri Systems *ReadyKey Pro 1SecuraKey RadioKey®
*Validation with referenced manufacturer data pending 1Currently in implementation
Typical Maximum read range: 1.0” – 3.0” (2.5 – 7.6cm) dependent upon proximity card type and environmental conditions
Dimensions: 3 3/8” x 2” x 0.6” except for custom Indala, Pyramid
Weight: 4.0 oz (113.39g)
Power supply and interface: USB self-powered; RS-232 model; 5V supplied by PS2. Keyboard pass-thru connector
Indicators: Tri-state LED, beeper
Transmit frequency: 125 kHz
Operating temperature range: -22° to 150°F (-30° to 65°C)
Operating humidity range: 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage temperature range: -40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)
Interface: RS-232 DB9 Connector or USB or Ethernet
Ports/Styles: USB, USB Dongle Reader, RS-232, PCMCIA, Ethernet, Keyboard, OEM bare board
Certifications: FCC, United States; CE Mark Europe, C-tic Australia, RoHS
Warranty: One year for material/workmanship defects; see complete policy for details.
Reader Part Number System
RDR - RF IDeas reader in housing
6 - Low frequency , typically 125 kHz
0 - HID prox, or others see above table
8 - small desktop housing.
N- none (OEM pc board); 7 - larger housing for custom reader; P - PCMCIA; D - Dongle*; W - Wallswitch for single gange box
U - USB Port with either key stroke or SDK driven output
'x' - Denote cabling power supply input option:
2 : PS/2 pass-thru connector taps power from keyboard/mouse connector
5 : DB9 data and 5 Vdc Power supplied on Pin 9 of DB 9 connector
6 : DB9 data and 9 Vdc Power supplied on Pin 9 of DB 9 connector
7 : Connector allows for external 9 Vdc power supply wall adaptor
8 : DB9 data and 5vdc wall power supply connectorized cable in
9 : DB9 and USB 5 vdc power tap
0 - USB connector with output via Virtual COM
U - USB connector with output as keystrokes and/or RF IDeas proprietary SDK
P - PCMCIA ASCII serial (not available in wall switch)
' * ' - Denotes availability in Dongle housing
'yyy' - Denotes custom format number for Indala readers
Low power reader for PDAs and notebooks. Requires 20 microamps until card in read range, 40 ma when card is present.
USB to PS/2 Power Tap Converter
USB to PS/2
Reader Bracket Kit:
Right Angle and Flat Brackets
Reader Mount Kit:
Super Velcro and cable clips
pcProx bracket kit - PN: KT-SHBKT
Reader Mount Kit - PN: KT-MFPMNT
Desktop: The desktop, which is the standard housing, can be placed anywhere on the desktop. Featuring an articulated cable it can easily be mounted on kiosks, monitors, time clocks, and more. Optional base and mounting brackets expand placement options.
Wall Mount: The Wall Mount card readers are specifically designed for applications such as kiosks, time & attendance, point of sale, hoteling, meeting attendance, as well as others which require special mounting versatility. These readers mount easily with two screws and fit in a single-gang electrical box.
USB Dongle: The innovative USB Dongle card reader incorporates all the features of the larger readers into an ultra compact, cable-free format. Available in the same configurations as the full size models, the dongle adds a unique level of portability to a variety of card reading needs.
PCMCIA: The PCMCIA Card Reader adds flexibility to connectivity needs by including the technology of standard card readers into a PCMCIA format. This reader offers straightforward installation and configuration.
ExpressCard: The ExpressCard is designed to provide interchangeability among computers and other devices where ruggedness, low power and small size are critical. The ExpressCard can be easily and quickly installed in any device that has an ExpressCard slot.
OEM: The security, reliability and convenience of proximity identification and access are available in self-contained electronic modules. It's perfect for 3rd party manufacturers or customers who want to integrate proximity technology into their standard offerings. (Housing back optional)