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ISO 14443 (13.56MHz) MIFARE/DESFire Reader or Reader/Writer

The SmartID ISO 14443 reader is a flexible, highly secure and stylish contactless smart card reader ideal for customers that require a customizable reader for new or existing installations. Designed for a wide variety of applications from entry level access control to secure ID management, the reader family is completely configurable for every access control application challenge.

The SmartID reader offers the ultimate choice in interoperability and programmability. Its unique capabilities, such as reading any MIFARE and/or DESFire application data file, meet all installation requirements.

The line includes single-technology 13.56 MHz, multi-technology 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz (HID Prox) and single-technology 13.56MHz with biometric authentication. Augmenting the iCLASS® product line, SmartID launches HID into mature MIFARE/DESFire 13.56 MHz markets, with the ability to provide card and reader solutions no matter what the smart card technology.

SmartID readers provide one of the broadest ranges of card compatibility in the industry and can be configured as a specific solution for each project (see specifications chart on opposite side for specific compatibilities). The SmartID reader is available with or without keypad, adding an extra layer of protection for higher security installations.

See product data sheet for specific GEN 2 and GEN 1 differences in features.

Key Features:

  • Custom Configurations - Completely configurable for every access control application challenge.
  • Open Architecture Design - ISO 14443A MIFARE/DESFire Contactless smart card, compatible for broad card interoperability.
  • HID MIFARE - Supports secure MIFARE applications including HID Corporate 1000 card formats
  • Field Upgradeable - Use cards or a serial connection to upgrade reader firmware and/or field configuration

See product data sheet for specific GEN 2 and GEN 1 differences in features.


Up to 1.5" (3.8 cm) - * Dependent upon installation conditions.


5.59" x 1.81" x 0.98" (14.2 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm)

Card Compatibilities include:

ISO 14443A ** - read/write MIFARE, DESFire, SmartMX, US Government FIPS 201

* Compatibility based on application selected


Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for life. (see complete warranty policy for details).

Works with:

  • 143x/144x SmartID MIFARE Credentials***
  • 145x SmartID DESFire Credentials***
  • 82000 EdgePlus E400 Single Door Controller****
  • 70100 VertX V100 Door/Reader Interface****
  • 72000 VertX V2000 Reader Interface/Network Controller****

* Additional configuration format must accompany all reader orders. See 13.56 MHz How To Order Guide (HTOG) for more details.

** Compatibility based on selected application

See product data sheet for specific GEN 2 and GEN 1 differences in features.