HID® pivCLASS Readers

PIV-enabled physical access readers supporting strong PKI authentication


HID's pivCLASS® readers offer superior value in securing facilities and ensuring organizations are FIPS 201 compliant. The portfolio includes a broad selection of contactless, contact plus contactless and biometric readers. The readers are designed to work with the pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM) to meet the assurance level requirements defined in NIST Special Publication 800-116 and in the federal government’s FICAM E-PACS guidelines. Most pivCLASS readers can be deployed in either Wiegand or PAM mode. Wiegand mode is for use without a PAM and provides a phased deployment capability to support transition to FIPS 201 compliance. Conversion from Wiegand mode to PAM mode can be completed in the field by reconfiguring the reader firmware.

Key Features

  • Simultaneous support for legacy cards and PIV cards during periods of transition
  • Multiple form factors: R10, R40, RK40, RKCL40 and RKCLB40
  • Can be deployed as transitional readers and later reconfigured to support strong authentication
  • Read multiple variants of FIPS 201 cards including: PIV, PIV-I, CAC, CIV, TWIC and FRAC


HID® pivCLASS® Biometric Reader HID® pivCLASS® Biometric Reader Providing HID's highest level of secure access
HID® pivCLASS® R10 HID® pivCLASS® R10 Our smallest pivCLASS reader, ideal for mullion-mounted door installations
HID® pivCLASS® R40 HID® pivCLASS® R40 The contactless wall switch pivCLASS reader, our most popular profile
HID® pivCLASS® RK40 HID® pivCLASS® RK40 Wall switch with keypad pivCLASS reader, designed to support PIN match at panel
HID® pivCLASS® RKCL40 HID® pivCLASS® RKCL40 Dual interface pivCLASS reader with LCD

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