HID Product Configurator Examined

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Nov 26, 2018

HID is widely used. However, figuring out all the different configurations of features for a final credential or reader part number can be a real headache, with around 75,000 different configurations available.

HID has created a solution called Product Configurator that they say will "demystify" the whole process.

In this note, we examine:

  • Benefits of It
  • Drawbacks and Limitations
  • New vs Old Way of Configuring
  • How It Works
  • Future Development

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*** *** ******** *******, 2002HPGGMN ** ***** * valid, **-********** **** ******. Per *** ********* **** HID *********, *** **** number ** **** ********* to ***** *** **** ordered ** ********** *** are **********.

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********** ****************** *** *******: ******* Build ***! ** *********** Build ***! ********* *** Readers ****** ****** *** user ** *** **** choices: ***** **** * part ****** *** **** what *** ******** *** or ***** **** **** you ****, ***** ** select *** ******* *** build *** ***:

*********** *** ***** *** same ***.

*** ******* ************ ***** users ******* ******/********** ****** or ******* *********** *** part ****** *** *** to **** **** **** feature *** *** **** number *********.

Legacy **** ****** ****

** ***** ***, *********** used ****** ** ***** ******(****) **** ********* ****** for******* *** ***********,******* ******,********* ******,********,******** ********** *********, ************.

*** ******* *** *********** HTOG ** * ******** ordering ******** *** ****** who *** ******** ** HID ****** ******* *****. It ** *** ***** long *** ** ***** comprehensive *** *** ***********. Using *** **** ** start **** ******* *** generate * *** **** number ** ** ******* process. ******* *********** * part ****** ** **** time-consuming ***** ** ******** taking **** ******* ***** SKU *** **** ******* the ******* **** ******* the ****** ** **** the ******* *** ****** or ****** *********.

Comparison/How **** ** ****

*** ******* ************ ** really **** *** **** with ********* ********. *** HTOG ******** * ********* flowchart ** **** *, under "********* *** ***** Reader." ** ******** *** to *** *** *****:

*** **** **** ***** is ***************. *******, *** automated ****** ** *** Product ************ **** **** it ****** ** *** than *** ****. ***** it ** *** ***** years ***** ** *** predecessor, ******** ********** ***** ** takes **** **** *** automates * *** ** the ******* ** ********* a **** ******.

Future ***********

*** **** **** *** Product ************ *** ***** new *** ***** **** ongoing *********** *** ***********:

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*******, ***** *** ******* Configurator ** *******, ***** should ** **** *** rare, ************, ** ****** part ******* *** * mechanism ** ******** *** user ** ** *********** replacement. *** **** **** will ****** **********:

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Comments (3)

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