Need weatherproof and vandal-proof mobile credential readers for outdoor use? These RFID readers should do the trick

by Brianna Crandall — December 6, 2019 — Suprema, a global provider of biometrics and security, recently announced that the company launched the XPass 2 series Mobile and RFID IP readers. The new addition of IP readers will provide the extended capability to the company’s new mobile credential service.

Suprema's XPass 2 compact IP-based RFID reader

The XPass 2 compact IP-based RFID reader features BLE, NFC and dual-frequency RFID, in three rugged waterproof, vandal-proof structures. Image courtesy Suprema

XPass 2 readers are compact Internet protocol (IP)-based RFID (wireless) readers featuring the latest mobile communication technologies: BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), NFC (Near Field Communication), and dual-frequency RFID (radio-frequency identification), in a rugged IP67/IK08 structure, optimized for the company’s newly launched mobile credential service.

These new IP readers are compatible with 125kHz and 13.56MHz RF cards including EM, MIFARE(plus), DESFire(EV1) and FeliCa standards. In addition, all readers read BLE and NFC signals, hence cover most of current Android smartphones and iPhone models.

XPass 2 readers come in three models to meet various project requirements and installation environments. XP2-MDB features a mullion-type structure, and XP2-GDB and XP2-GKDB models are gangbox-sized form factor, and XP2-GKDB model comes with 3 x 4 keypads to support PIN (personal identification number) authentication.

To ensure reliable operation under harsh and dynamic installation environments, all XPass 2 readers feature a rugged structure with range-leading IP67 weather-proof and IK08 vandal-proof certifications. Moreover, XPass 2 readers provide extra durability under extreme temperatures with operating temperature between -30° to 65°C (-22℉ to 149℉).

Young S. Moon, CEO at Suprema, stated:

With the new addition of XPass 2 readers to our new mobile credential service, we aim to provide new enterprise-grade features and added flexibility in system design. Suprema [focuses] on mobile credential due to its growth potential. It is a clear alternative to RF cards by providing a higher level of convenience, lower cost, ease of issuing and maintenance.

For more information about the XPass 2 RFID reader, visit the Suprema website.