Contactless readers pcProx

RF IDeas’ pcProx Enroll card readers are designed for customers seeking to leverage their existing card system for applications beyond building access. These readers are engineered and designed to work with nearly all proximity and contactless smart card technologies. The 13.56 MHz model is compatible with most contactless smart cards and the 125 kHz proximity model provides error-free identification for over 300 million physical access cards in use worldwide.

Featuring plug-n-play functionality, no required software, and embedded configurable flash memory, these readers are ready to integrate with nearly all operating systems, applications, and embedded controllers.

The pcProx 82 Series reader integrates into your software or hardware product through the use of the RF IDeas Universal Software Developer’s Kit (SDK). In contrast to the Enroll readers, the 82 Series use a callable DLL or other direct integration methods rather than keystroking (emulating a keyboard device). These low cost readers deliver the card ID in a format that applications recognize, offering nearly limitless possibilities for user identification and authentication.


  • Connectors and software interface
    The standard USB model (Enroll) connects directly to a USB port and can send data as keystrokes or work with the optional Software Developer Kit (SDK). The RS-232 model connects to a standard serial PC COM port and sends data as ASCII. The CDC model emulates a virtual serial device.
    Note: To utilize PoE and E/IP features with some models, a C-6200 adapter may be required
  • Compatibility
    Compatible with Windows XP®, 7®, 8®, 10® and Linux Ubuntu 12.04. (Free configuration software required on Windows® operating system).
  • Improves accuracy of information and productivity
    Eliminates errors associated with individual identification.
  • Versatile mounting options
    The standard desktop housing allows for easy placement on desktops surfaces or for mounting on kiosks, monitors, time clocks, and more. The new USB Nano housing easily plugs directly into any laptop or tablet with a USB port.
    *Also available in a Surface Mount design.
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Fully programmable and customizable user defined fields
  • Compatible with millions of cards in use worldwide

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Frequency: 125 kHz OR 13.56 MHz
  • Typical Maximum Read Range: 1.0” – 3.0” (2.5 – 7.6cm) dependent upon proximity card type and environmental conditions. Slightly diminished performance for certain card type as compared to pcProx reader.

Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: Desktop: 3 3/8” x 2” x 0.6” (8.57 x 5.08 x 1.52cm).  125 kHz Nano:   0.71″x 0.62″ x 0.77″ (vertical); 0.36″ x 0.62″ x 1.14″ (horizontal).  13.56 MHz Nano:  0.88″ x 0.62″ x 0.76″.
  • Weight: Desktop: 4.0 oz (113.39g); 125 kHz Nano:  0.14 oz; 13.56 MHz Nano: 0.20 oz.
  • Housing Color: Nano – Black; Desktop – Black, Pearl; Surface Mount – Black, White; USB Dongle – Black; Keyboard – Black; Non-Housed, ExpressCard, PCMCIA – Available as pictured
  • Mounting Options: Surface mount housing can be easily mounted on panels, kiosks, and other indoor applications. It is designed for mounting with 1” #8 screws only (not included), at a maximum force of 6.25 in/lbs. Desktop reader has an articulated cable for easy placement on desktops, counters, and more. The IP67 compliant readers must be installed according to the installation guide (enclosed with all units).
  • Cable Length: 6”, 16” & 60” (Custom Lengths Available. Call our Sales department at (866) 439-4884)
  • Indicators: Tri-state LED, dual tone beeper. (Dual tone beeper available on desktop and surface mount).  Nano:  LED indicator (horizontal version)
  • Power Supply: USB Self-powered; PoE; Serial RS-232: several power options exist
  • Interface: USB, Serial RS-232, Ethernet.  Nano is USB only.
  • Ports/Styles: USB, USB Dongle, USB Nano, RS-232, Ethernet, Keyboard, OEM bare board

Environmental Usage

  • 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)

General Information

  • Certifications: FCC, United States; CE Mark, Europe; RCM, Australia; IC-Industry Canada, UL.  Environmental:  RoHS, REACH.
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