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HID® iCLASS® Transit Readers

Contactless smart card readers compatible with transit cards
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iCLASS Transit Readers are revolutionary hybrid contactless smart card readers that read secure user identification data from HID iCLASS credentials and unique serial numbers from Sony FeliCA, CEPAS and MIFARE cards for access control. Since the Transit Reader can read multiple card types, it provides you with one solution for all your access control requirements, now and into the future.

Using the 13.56 MHz technology platform, iCLASS Transit Readers offer a long read range with the power and heightened security of smart card technology, making them ideal for access control applications. Using the dual technology 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz RP readers allows sites to either utilize multiple card technologies at existing sites or migrate from the most popular proximity technologies to the most popular 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards.

iCLASS Transit Readers are user-friendly, delivering affordability with the exceptional reliability which HID is known for worldwide. Now you have the convenience of a single card for transit and access control.

Key Features:

  • Eliminates card format transition problems.
  • Easy to customize to ensure security.
  • No reader "confusion" when using combination cards.
  • Widest variety of readers available for mixing and matching
  • Custom site keys for maximum security
  • Lifetime warranty


  • 125kHz - HID, Indala, EM4102 or AWID proximity
  • 13.56MHz - iCLASS, ISO 15693 CSN (MyD, ICODE, Tag it), ISO 14443A CSN (MIFARE, DESFire), US Government PIV, ISO 14443B CSN, FeliCa™ IDm, CEPAS CAN or CSN

Typical Maximum ReadRange

HID Prox ISO Card: 2.5 - 3.5" (6.5 - 9.0 cm)

HID Prox Keyfob/Tag: 1.0 - 2.25" (2.5 - 5.5 cm)

Microprox® Tag: 1.0 - 1.25" (2.5-3.2 cm)

iCLASS Card: 4.0 - 4.5" (10.2 - 11.4 cm)

iCLASS Key/Tag: 1.0 - 2.0" (2.5 - 5.0 cm)

MIFARE® Card (serial number only): 2-2.5" (2.5-6.4 cm)


3.3" x 4.8" x 0.95" (8.4 cm x 12.2 cm x 2.4 cm)

Power Supply

5 to 12 VDC. Linear supply recommended

Current Requirements

56/116mA @ 12 VDC(R10)

Operating Temperature

-31º to 150º F (-35º to 65º C)

Operating Humidity

5% to 95% relative humidity non-condensing

Transmit Frequency

125 kHz and 13.56 MHz

Cable Distance

Wiegand Interface 500ft (150 m) 22 AWg

Card Compatibility

125 kHz Proximity

HID or Indala proximity cards, key fobs, and tags

AWID Credentials

13.56 MHz contactless smart cards

ISO 15693 - read only; 2k bit (256 Byte), 16k bit (2k Byte) and 32k bit (4k Byte) iCLASS Credentials; serial number

ISO 14443A - read only; MIFARE and DESFire® (serial number)

ISO 14443B - read only; 2k bit (256 Byte), 16k bit (2k Byte) and 32k bit (4k Byte) iCLASS Credentials; serial number

US Government PIV

FeliCa IDm (require Transit reader)

CEPAS CAN or CSN (require Transit reader)


UL 294/cUL, FCC Certification, Canada Certification

CE Mark (Europe), New Zealand, Australia c-Tick

Pending Certifications: Taiwan, Singapore, germany VdS


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