HID® pivCLASS® Reader Services

Manage the pivCLASS Authentication Module and assign reader types and authentication modes
pivCLASS® Reader Services - pivCLASS Software Application

HID's pivCLASS Reader Services software application is required to manage the pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM). Using Reader Services, the administrator can select the reader types to be controlled by a PAM for specific doors or other access points. It is also used to set the authentication modes on a per door basis in each PAM. Reader Services is used to download PAM firmware updates and to configure periodic downloading of updated credential status files (which are then cached locally on each PAM).

Key Features:

  • Easy to use operator interface
  • Supports encrypted communication channels to each PAM to securely transmit data
  • Works seamlessly with other pivCLASS software applications

pivCLASS software components support:

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008 & Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7
  • Interoperable with any SQL database supported by the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, including Oracle®, Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Access as well as Firebird 2.0 supported for test and development environments

pivCLASS software components minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU – 1.8 GHz
  • Random Access Memory – 1 gigabyte
  • Hard Disk Space – 40 gigabytes
  • Network – requires network connectivity with cardholders’ credential issuing Certificate Authorities to support PKI validation