Contactless Smart Card technology is ideally suited for access control, time and attendance, membership/loyalty programs, logical (PC) access, storage of biometric templates, parking, ePurse, and many other applications requiring secure and reliable read/write cards.

e*Tag® readers use 13.56 MHz technology, and work with Secura Key encoded cards and key tags that meet the ISO 15693 international standard. Secura Key uses enhanced DES encryption which makes e*Tag® cards virtually impossible to counterfeit. Cards are available with custom 4-color graphics, or with a glossy white dye-sublimation-ready finish for Photo ID printing. Key tags can also be custom printed. e*Tag® credentials have additional memory that can be used for various applications.

e*Tag® readers have an SIA standard Wiegand output, so they are compatible with most access control panels including the Secura Key SK-ACPE AND SK-MRCP (NOVA.16). Industry standard wire colors and functions, plus low current draw and 5VDC operation allow easy upgrade of existing Wiegand or proximity readers. ET8/ET9 models include a convenient wiring harness, which allows the reader to be plugged in when the installation is completed; ET4 models have a wire pigtail.

In addition to the Wiegand interface, ET4 models also have an RS485 port, which allows two-way data transfer for read/write applications. The RS485 protocol is point-to-point, and can be used simultaneously with the Wiegand interface if required. The protocol is available to developers on the Secura Key website.

e*Tag® Readers are available in several form factors: the S-shaped mini-mullion, a standard sized mullion, the traditional “wallswitch” housing, and the new Decorator style wallswitch housing (compatible with Leviton Decora® switchplates).

Secura Key’s new e*Tag® Midrange Reader creates a new product category of cost-effective extended read range products for the contactless smart card reader market. The e-Tag® Midrange Reader provides up to an 8” read range for about the same price as competing wall-switch readers.

Except for the Decorator reader, all e*Tag® readers are weatherproof, epoxy-potted units suitable for outdoors. All models are UL294 listed and FCC/CE approved devices.