Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ new aptiQ™ multi-technology readers, which read both proximity and smart credentials, provide users with a simple migration path to increased credential security levels, including various forms of proximity, MIFARE® Classic and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1. The readers also are NFC-compliant, allowing users the ability to easily migrate to mobile credentials in the future as needed.
“The aptiQ readers are a newly designed product, both aesthetically and from a technology perspective,” emphasized Jeremy Earles, marketing manager for readers and credentials at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. “Their eye-pleasing, wall-hugging design suits a larger variety of architectural styles and the four new color choices complement any building’s décor. These readers provide the high security of aptiQ™ technology with read range comparable to other readers on today’s market.”
The new aptiQ™ readers support a variety of contactless credentials: 125kHz proximity, 13.56 MHz MIFARE® Classic, Ingersoll Rand’s aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 smart card. They also can read the card serial number (CSN) of most 13.56 MHz smart credentials and are able to communicate with NFC-enabled mobile phones. All aptiQ™ readers are FIPS 201-1 compliant and have been approved by the U.S. government under HSPD12 as PIV Transparent Readers.
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies described aptiQ™ readers as extremely easy to install, using a quick-connect wiring harness and a familiar standard wiring color scheme. Providing a streamlined offering of fewer readers with multi-technology capability, Ingersoll Rand meets the large variety of access control product needs without a confusing number of complex choices, according to the company.