OMNIKEY SE Reader Core from HID Offers Advanced Access Control Capabilities

OMNIKEY SE Reader Core

AUSTIN, Texas—HID, a worldwide manufacturer of identity solutions, recently launched the OMNIKEY SE Reader Core. This module is designed to drive more intelligence inside and out of smart access solutions to help organizations strengthen and broaden authentication and verification practices.

The HID OMNIKEY SE Reader Core is designed to advanced physical and logical access across connected workspaces, healthcare environments, education, campuses, office buildings and beyond. According to the Texas-based company, its latest product allows integrators to design next-level mobile functionality into devices for both physical and logical access.

The successor to HID’s flagship iCLASS SE Reader Module line, the new OMNIKEY SE Reader Core serves as a migration pathway for existing partners and customers interested in providing intelligent access control to the next level.  HID states the new products offers new customers seamless access to an expanding universe of use cases that require robust RFID-based authentication and verification.

OMNIKEY Platform Serves as Foundation for the OMNIKEY SE Reader Core Solution

The OMNIKEY SE Reader Core is built on the new OMNIKEY platform that consolidates and optimizes HID’s desktop reader and reader module offerings to create a smarter, unified embedded and desktop product portfolioIt is mobile-ready by default, including Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) to support credentials in Apple Wallet.

The OMNIKEY SE Reader Core strengthens integration capabilities, empowering customers and partners to build a wider range of authentication and verification solutions used within several use cases. By using a single, consolidated development system, HID asserts that organizations can now more easily create secure, convenient access experiences for users navigating through buildings and connected spaces to cultivate a seamless and holistic access experience.

In addition to the small size for easy integration, OMNIKEY SE Reader Core also supports high- and low-frequency credentials including HID Mobile Access via Bluetooth Low Energy and Apple Wallet. It offers a full developer tool kit for simpler deployment and upgrades and optimized in-field firmware updates.

The global access control company summarizes the OMNIKEY SE Reader Core by stressing the solution is based on proven technology provided by the OMNIKEY Secure Element. It allows for easy migration from legacy hardware to the new generation of OMNIKEY embedded modules. Moreover, the new HID product is compliant with the highest security standards and supports a broad range of credentials. The product acts as a key to the HID ecosystem of access, enabling contactless authentication for multiple use cases, including access control to elevators, turnstiles, EV charging stations, vending machines, smart lockers, and time and attendance tracking.

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