HID® pivCLASS® R40

The contactless wall switch pivCLASS reader, our most popular profile
PIVClass R40 Reader

HID’s pivCLASS R40 wall switch contactless reader is suitable for use in security areas meeting the FIPS-201 criteria for “Controlled” access. When used in conjunction with HID's pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM), the pivClass R40 reader provides authentication to verify that the the card being presented is genuine; the data on the card has not been changed or manipulated; and the card is not a copy or clone of another card. The reader supports and reads any PIV-based card with an ISO14443 contactless interface and containing a Card Authentication Key (CAK) certificate.

Key Features:

  • Popular wall switch format with LED access grant/deny indicator
  • Configurable to operate in either Wiegand or PAM mode
  • Supports reading legacy cards such as iCLASS®, iCLASS SE™ and standard Prox™

Typical Maximum Read Range*

  • Up to 1.5” for ISO14443 A cards


  • 3.3” X 4.8” x 1.0” (8.4 x 12.2 x 2.4 cm)

Legacy cards supported:

  • Proximity: HID Prox, AWID and EM4102

13.56 MHz contactless smart cards supported:

  • PKI-based FIPS 201 credentials including PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC
  • iCLASS SE, iCLASS SR, standard iCLASS, SE for MIFARE® Classic, SE for MIFARE DESFire® EV1

Supported outputs in Wiegand mode:

  • 40 bits
  • 64 bits
  • 75 bit GSA
  • 128 bit UUIDs
  • 200 bits full FASCN


  • Wiegand mode – Wiegand
  • PAM mode – HID Global pivCLASS protocol or CoreStreet Reader Protocol


  • Lifetime