ProdataKey’s high-security Red readers are to be enhanced with the addition of mobile credential functionality, allowing them to communicate with smartphones via Bluetooth.

Red readers can also support high-frequency smartcards and low-frequency communication. The new readers support the OSDP protocol as well as Weigand. When wired using OSDP, up to 4 readers can be daisy-chained, a more efficient cabling plan that star config home runs from each reader to the controller.

Unlike other Bluetooth readers on the market, PDK says the Red readers do not require any programming or pairing during installation. They are true plug-and-play. An IP55 rating deems them suitable for indoor and outdoor use, including some exposure to precipitation, pollution and dust.

Along with PDK’s other mobile credentialing hardware, Red mobile credentials are issued from within the pdk io software application. System administrators can purchase, issue, and distribute them on the fly without interfacing with any third-party provider.

Red readers with Bluetooth will begin shipping in the U.S. late November – you can contact local distributor SFERE Group for information on local availability.

Distributor: SFERE Group
Contact: 61 2 9746 9991