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HID Global launches compact OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core for integrators

15 July 2020

HID GLOBAL, the trusted identity solutions specialist, has announced the launch of its smallest embedded reader module to date: the OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core.  The latest addition to the proven OMNIKEY family makes it possible for systems integrators, Original Equipment Manufacturers and other partners to embed RFID into devices with limited physical space to accurately authenticate people, reduce fraud and protect sensitive data in a contactless way.

The new reader core uses standard interfaces that make it ideal for embedding into constrained spaces and battery-powered devices. It enables everything from hand-held devices, tablets, PCs and notebooks to keyboards, displays, monitors and kiosks to be used across a range of applications in numerous vertical markets.

“The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core opens new market opportunities for partners seeking to incorporate a host of new physical and digital use cases that were previously difficult to add due to space restrictions on the devices,” said Steve Currie, vice-president and managing director of extended access technologies at HID Global. “At the same time, we’re also making it possible to further simplify the development and integration of readers with our comprehensive reader core software development kit.”

The reader core accelerates time-to-market with numerous features for ease of integration, streamlined configuration and flexible connectivity. It includes modular approval certification for wireless devices, efficient power management (USB suspend/resume and remote wake-up modes) and external off-board HF/LF and Bluetooth Low Energy antennas or the option to design custom antennas that meet specific embedded requirements.

For ultimate interoperability, the OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core supports multiple low and high frequency credential technologies within a single device and includes Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling application to support credentials in Apple Wallet.

It also supports the latest mobile access solutions via NFC or BLE, as well as iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, HID Prox, MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2 credential technologies.