Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology can be used for user authentication and access control for a wide variety of systems, devices and equipment. Here are some important questions to ask when choosing an RFID reader for your application.
Q1: How many RFID card technologies can the reader support?
Why it matters: A universal card reader gives OEMs and developers a virtual single part number solution to simplify sales and inventory management.
Q2: Is the reader compatible with the HID Prox and iClass technologies used in the US and the Mifare and LEGIC technologies used in Europe?
Why it matters: It’s not practical to change the readers that currently let you in the door, so you must select readers that are both compatible with them yet optimal for your business needs.