Keyboard-wedge readers

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Keyboard-wedge readers transfer data from cards, tags or mobile passes. This can either be done with a standard reader and suitable software, or by using a specialist wedge reader.
Data is sent to the host system in the form of an emulated keyboard input. (This is different to standard PC/SC smartcard reader operation, where Windows / Linux / MacOS systems generally do not make smartcard information visible, natively).

‘Read-a-Card’ software is a keyboard wedge utility that can be used with standard PC/SC readers. Read-a-Card captures card/tag/mobile pass data from all common RFID/NFC types (including securely encoded data on DESFire and iCLASS cards). It can be set up to automatically reformat data and output to existing applications with wedge functionality, logging to file, to cloud / web services or launching an app.

Card/tag/mobile pass types and the chip data accessible will differ between models of keyboard-wedge reader. If you need further help or advice choosing the right solution for your requirements, please contact us.


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VTAP100-USB mobile pass NFC reader product image
VTAP100-USB mobile pass NFC reader
Mobile NFC pass reader with USB connection, compatible with Apple VAS and Google Pay Smart Tap, neatly presented in a compact case with captive USB cable
£  123.00
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VTAP100-USB mobile pass NFC reader
Mobile NFC pass reader with USB connection, compatible with Apple VAS and Google Pay Smart Tap, neatly presented in a compact case with captive USB cable

£  123.00
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In stock
VTAP100-USB mobile pass NFC reader product image
VTAP100-USB mobile pass NFC reader
Mobile NFC pass reader with USB connection, compatible with Apple VAS and Google Pay Smart Tap, neatly presented in a compact case with captive USB cable

In stock
£  123.00
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Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5021 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports all popular MIFARE/DESFire/NFC cards plus HID iClass including Corporate 1000.
£   64.44
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Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5021 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports all popular MIFARE/DESFire/NFC cards plus HID iClass including Corporate 1000.
£   64.44
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In stock
Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5021 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5021 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports all popular MIFARE/DESFire/NFC cards plus HID iClass including Corporate 1000.
In stock
£   64.44
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ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside product image
ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Includes an ACR1252U NFC-compliant contactless reader with a pre-installed SAM license inside. Supports all popular MIFARE, DESFire and NFC cards and tags.
£   82.89
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ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside product image
ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Includes an ACR1252U NFC-compliant contactless reader with a pre-installed SAM license inside. Supports all popular MIFARE, DESFire and NFC cards and tags.
£   82.89
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In stock
ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside product image
ACR1252 with Read-a-Card SAM license inside
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Includes an ACR1252U NFC-compliant contactless reader with a pre-installed SAM license inside. Supports all popular MIFARE, DESFire and NFC cards and tags.
In stock
£   82.89
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Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5325 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports HID Prox only, including Corporate 1000.
£   68.00
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In stock
Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5325 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports HID Prox only, including Corporate 1000.
£   68.00
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In stock
Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license product image
Omnikey 5325 CL with Read-a-Card e-license
Complete hardware and software solution for reading chip serial numbers and encoded card IDs from many types of contactless cards and tags. Useful for access control enrolment and the integration of RFID into new or existing systems. Includes advanced keyboard wedge and web server modes, plus developer API.

Pre-licensed Omnikey 5325 CL reader can be used on any PC. Supports HID Prox only, including Corporate 1000.
In stock
£   68.00
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Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Second generation version. Two year warranty.
£   98.95
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Stock on the way
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Second generation version. Two year warranty.
£   98.95
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Stock on the way
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Second generation version. Two year warranty.
Stock on the way
£   98.95
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Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies, and Bluetooth for HID credentials on mobile phones. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
£  112.50
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Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies, and Bluetooth for HID credentials on mobile phones. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
£  112.50
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In stock
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE product image
Omnikey 5427 CK Gen2 with BLE
A USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies, and Bluetooth for HID credentials on mobile phones. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
In stock
£  112.50
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Omnikey 5127 CK MINI product image
Omnikey 5127 CK MINI
A compact design USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
£  132.30
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Stock on the way
Omnikey 5127 CK MINI product image
Omnikey 5127 CK MINI
A compact design USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
£  132.30
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Omnikey 5127 CK MINI product image
Omnikey 5127 CK MINI
A compact design USB contactless reader that supports low as well as high frequency card technologies. Keyboard wedge functionality included. Two year warranty.
Stock on the way
£  132.30
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ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader product image
ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader
A self-contained, cost-effective desktop keyboard wedge reader for 13.56MHz ISO 14443 cards and tags. USB HID device interface - reads CSN/UID only.
£   38.40
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ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader product image
ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader
A self-contained, cost-effective desktop keyboard wedge reader for 13.56MHz ISO 14443 cards and tags. USB HID device interface - reads CSN/UID only.
£   38.40
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In stock
ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader product image
ACR1281U-C2 USB contactless UID wedge reader
A self-contained, cost-effective desktop keyboard wedge reader for 13.56MHz ISO 14443 cards and tags. USB HID device interface - reads CSN/UID only.
In stock
£   38.40
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TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader product image
TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader
Flexible and programmable smartcard reader/writer compatible with most 125KHz (LF) and 13.56MHz (HF) RFID and NFC cards and tags, and providing keyboard emulation and CCID modes.
£  133.05
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TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader product image
TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader
Flexible and programmable smartcard reader/writer compatible with most 125KHz (LF) and 13.56MHz (HF) RFID and NFC cards and tags, and providing keyboard emulation and CCID modes.
£  133.05
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In stock
TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader product image
TWN4 MultiTech 2 USB desktop contactless reader
Flexible and programmable smartcard reader/writer compatible with most 125KHz (LF) and 13.56MHz (HF) RFID and NFC cards and tags, and providing keyboard emulation and CCID modes.
In stock
£  133.05
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