HID's SE Readers Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 13, 2014

The HID card readers you may have used in the past are changing.  As old stocks of standards like R10 and R40 readers dwindle, new part numbers and a new series takes their place: iClass SE.  In practical terms, what does this change mean, and more importantly, is it a benefit?

In this note, we examine HID's iClass SE readers, survey what has changed, and how it may impact your designs.

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Comments (3)

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