Seos Bamboo Eco Credential

Eco-friendly, sustainable credential
Seos Bamboo Card

Seos® Bamboo 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 — Seos Bamboo — made from sustainably sourced bamboo certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

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.

Seos credentials leverage modern cryptography and mutual authentication between the credential and reader to ensure reliable and secure access control. In fact, 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 Seos technology for the best in 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 — Seos is Secure Identity Object® (SIO)-enabled, allowing for multi-layered security beyond the card technology and protecting identity data from unauthorized access

Seos Bamboo Card

Base Part Number

5746 (8K Memory)


3 Years

Operating Frequency




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”)


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


Bamboo Certification


Made with FSC certified bamboo


Environmental Certification

RoHS, China RoHS, REACH, Halogen Free

Green Circle (pending)



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)


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 Seos compatible Omnikey® products.

4Bamboo is a natural material, variations in color and texture will occur.