Haverhill, UK., September 27, 2005 – HID Corporation, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced the industry's first, self-contained long range contactless smart card reader that meets multiple international regulatory requirements will be demonstrated on stand B2 in Hall 8 at the Salon APS trade expo in Paris from 27-29 September, 2005. This is the first Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) demonstration of the R90 that is ideal for installations incorporating parking and long read range applications with access control and represents an expansion of HID's iCLASS® 13.56 MHz contactless smart card reader family. The R90 combines a longer read range with enhanced security through encryption and mutual authentication standard with HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz contactless smart card products. International regulatory standards and certifications include CE Mark (Europe), c-Tick (Australia), and FCC (United States). "The R90 is an exciting release because it rounds out the iCLASS reader family, offering customers a complete building access control solution. A single iCLASS card can provide parking lot and building access, as well as vending, POS, records and logical access, for a complete multi-application card," said Jack Bubany, senior product manager for HID's iCLASS products. "We offer an industry recognized standard for 13.56 MHz contactless smart card products, combined with the security and performance that you have grown to expect from HID, plus the experience to make system upgrades easy to implement.
With read range distances up to 45 centimeters or 18 inches, the R90 comes complete with auto- tuning enabling more consistent read ranges and a "Parking Hold" function that allows connection to a loop detector to ensure accurate detection of vehicles in parking lanes. Featuring a tamper switch, all electronics are packaged in a single, rugged, indoor/outdoor, easy-to-install housing that mounts on metal with minimal read range impact. In addition, two R90s can operate simultaneously at one meter apart for "HI-LO" truck and car installations. Audio indicators include tone sequences to signify access granted, access denied, power up and diagnostics, while a multicolor LED flashes from red to green with a beeper sound when a valid card is presented to the reader. The R90 read-only contactless smart card long range reader is based on a 13.56 MHz technology platform that meets the ISO 15693 standard and includes a highly secure, 64-bit diversified key format for mutual authentication. Programmable with a command card, it can be field-configurable and is customizable. The R90 reads HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards, any ISO 15693 card serial number (CSN) and is compatible with industry standard Wiegand protocol access control panels. Mountable indoors or out, the R90 includes a factory or field-configurable LED and speaker for the visually and hearing impaired, and to signify status, power up and diagnostics. Measuring 30.48 x 30.48 x 3.18 centimeters (12 x 12 x 1.25 inches), the R90 comes complete with a lifetime warranty. With availability in the fourth quarter of this year from HID's network of distributors, OEMs, and system integrators worldwide, the R90 will be demonstrated for the first time in Europe on stand B2 in Hall 8 at the Salon APS Expo in Paris, 27-29, September 2005. The next EMEA region demonstration of the R90 will take place on stand 4.132 at the Sicherheit trade show in Zurich, 14-16 November, 2005.
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