HID® Seos® Bamboo Eco Card

Eco-friendly, sustainable card
HID Seos Bamboo Card

HID Seos Bamboo Card was designed to meet the needs of a modern world — delivering trusted security and user privacy while offering the flexibility to accommodate organizations as they transition to a more connected universe.

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, it's important to choose products that align with your organization's commitment to sustainability. That's why HID is proud to introduce the first in a series of environmentally friendly,  secure access control credentials — HID Seos Bamboo — made with sustainably sourced bamboo certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 

HID Seos Bamboo not only provides advanced security technology, but also demonstrates your organization's commitment to the environment. The bamboo material is durable and stylish, making it the ideal choice for organizations looking to make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing security.  This PVC free credential contains 73 % less plastic than the original Seos Card 

HID Seos credentials leverage modern cryptography and mutual authentication between the credential and reader to ensure reliable and secure access control. In fact, HID Seos has received TÜViT Seal 5 certification for extra peace of mind.

Here are some key features of HID Seos Bamboo:

  • Supports environmental, social and governance goals
  • Offers HID Seos technology for enhanced data protection
  • Works with a wide range of access control systems and applications
  • Provides durability, with a three-year warranty
  • Offers choices among profiles to best suit your application, with or without SIO
  • Backed by TÜViT Seal 5 certification
  • Included with the HID Corporate 1000 and HID Elite key programs
  • Highly secure — HID Seos is Secure Identity Object® (SIO)-enabled, allowing for multi-layered security beyond the card technology and protecting identity data from unauthorized access

 HID Seos Bamboo Card

Base Part Number 5746 (8K Memory)
Warranty 3 Years
Operating Frequency 13.56MHz
Protocol ISO14443A-4
Communication Speed Up to 848kbps
Memory & Endurance 8 Kbytes (min 500k cycles/10 years)
Security Features

Mutual authentication (compliant to ISO/IEC 24727-3) based on AES 128

Key diversification (based on NIST SP800-108 using AES 128)

Secure messaging (compliant to EN14890-1:2009)

Session key derivation based on NIST SP 800-56A

SIO Data Object Support Yes (enabled by default)
HID Format Support     Yes (wrapped in SIO)
Signo Readers Up to 7cm (2.75 )
iCLASS SE Readers Up to 6cm (2.34”)
multiCLASS SE Readers Up to 3cm (1.18”)
CP1000D Read/Write (SIO) / R/W to Custom ADF
iCLASS SE Biometric Reader Template R/W
ICLASS SE RB25F Biometric Reader Template R/W
Omnikey Readers2 Read SIO and R/W to Open Data or Custom ADF
Embedded SE Devices3 Read SIO and R/W to Open Data or Custom ADF
Body Construction 4,5 Bamboo (86.6%), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (13.9%), Other (0.5%)
Bamboo Certification


Made with FSC certified bamboo


Environmental Certification

RoHS, China RoHS, REACH, Halogen Free

Green Circle (pending)

Weight ~6g
Product Dimensions

Length:  85.6mm +/- 0.25mm (3.37” +/- 0.01”)

Width:  53.98mm +/- 0.25mm (2.125” +/- 0.01”)

Thickness:  1.65mm +/- 0.35mm (0.65” +/- 0.14”)

Operating Temperature -35°C to +50°C (-31°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature -35°C to +50°C (-31°F to +122°F)
Humidity Tested for up to 1hr at 95%
Slot Punch Yes (maximum pull force of 60 N)
Chemical Resistance

24 h salt water (5 %), 24 h sugared water (10 %),

24 h artificial perspiration

Handling Guidance

Bamboo is a natural wood, follow the handling guidance below:

  • Avoid prolonged use and storage in high humidity environments
  • Do not submerge in water (If the card does become wet, dry at room temperature)
  • Do not bend
  • Do not over stress the slot punch

1HID testing occurs in open air. Some environmental conditions, including metallic mounting surface, can significantly degrade read range and performance; plastic or ferrite spacers are recommended to improve performance on metallic mounting surfaces. Spacers for iCLASS® SE™ readers are available at

2Read performance is dependent on antenna design and environment.

3See logical access HTOG for HID Seos compatible OMNIKEY® products.

4Bamboo is a natural material, variations in color and texture will occur. Layers are bonded with Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
5 Calculated by Volume

 HID Seos Bamboo Card
HID Seos Bamboo Card