The ARC-B is an extremely secure and highly flexible RFID smartcard reader with a back-lit keypad, belonging to STid's Architect range of modular and upgradeable wall-mounted door access readers.
The reader supports a wide range of secure encoding formats on various different card technologies, including MIFARE Classic and DESFire EV1 and EV2. It is also capable of reading card serial numbers, enabling convenient migration from legacy systems.
Designed to interface with most standard door access systems, the Architect ARC-B is connected and powered via a standard Wiegand or clock and data interface, and comes complete with a standard wall mount that is also compatible with European back boxes. Various options are available for transmission of key-press data.
Rated to IP65 and capable of operating in a wide range of environments, the reader is housed in a strong, vandal-proof design and includes an innovative accelerometer-based tamper detection system and a full-colour RGB LED for status indication and user feedback.
The ARC-B reader is normally supplied pre-configured to requirements. Customers can also purchase the optional SECard Secure encoder kit, which enables on-site configuration of all STid readers as well as management of encryption keys and encoding of user cards.