HID® Signo™ 20K PIV Reader

Our smallest PIV reader with keypad
HID Signo 20K PIV Reader

The HID Signo 20K PIV Reader offers an ideal form-factor for installations requiring a narrow profile multi-factor authentication reader with keypad. Based on the Signo platform, it reads any PIV-based card with a contactless interface that also contains a Card Authentication Key (CAK) certificate when used in combination with the HID Global pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM) or pivCLASS Embedded Authentication.

HID Signo PIV readers extend the HID tradition of best-in-class performance and meet government specifications for high assurance. As part of an integrated solution from a single trusted provider, HID Signo PIV readers enable strong authentication, FIPS 201 compliance and are designed to be highly versatile, powerful, and connected for the future.

With HID Global’s pivCLASS solutions enabled readers, the U.S. federal government, government contractors and other facilities benefit from the broadest product line of trusted, fully-interoperable secure identity solutions in the market.

Key Features:

  • Highly Versatile - Support for the widest range of PKI-Based FIPS-201 credentials including PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC.
  • Unparalleled Performance - As a component of the HID pivCLASS® solution, Signo PIV readers meet the assurance level requirements defined in NIST Special Publication 800-116 and feature enhanced read-range and speed for faster card transactions.
  • Connected to the Future - Signo PIV readers are compatible with legacy HID PIV Solutions offering investment protection while enabling a vast number of integrations with PACs head-end systems to provide flexibility and choice.


  • 45 mm x 121.5 mm x 21.5 mm (1.78 in x 4.79 in x 0.85 in)

13.56 MHz contactless smart cards supported:

  • Seos®, iCLASS® SE™, iCLASS®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1/EV2 and MIFARE® Classic

125 kHz contactless cards supported:

  • HID Prox®, Indala® Prox, Dorado® Prox, and EM Prox legacy contactless credentials


  • Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP)
  • Wiegand


  • Limited lifetime warranty (See complete warranty policy for details)