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What You Need To Know About iClass Card Technology
iClass SE cards are smart cards that provide secure access to facilities and data. They use advanced encryption algorithms to protect data and are more secure than traditional magnetic stripes or proximity cards. iClass SE cards can also be programmed to store additional information, such as biometric data, to provide an extra layer of security.
The technology used in iClass SE cards is based on radio frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC). The card contains a microchip that communicates with a card reader using RFID or NFC technology. The reader sends a signal to the card, which responds with encrypted information that is verified by the reader. This process ensures that only authorized users are granted access to secure areas or data.
How Do They Differ from Standard iClass Cards?
iClass SE cards have a higher level of encryption and security features compared to regular iClass cards, making them more resistant to cloning or hacking attempts. iClass SE cards also have the ability to store additional information, such as biometric data, which can be used for identity verification. Additionally, iClass SE cards are compatible with more advanced security systems, including multi-factor authentication and secure printing. They can be programmed to perform a wider range of functions, such as opening specific doors at certain times or logging employee attendance. Overall, iClass SE cards offer a higher level of security and functionality compared to regular iClass cards, making them an ideal choice for organizations that prioritize security and access control.
Upgrade Your Existing System to Support the New iClass SE Cards
Fortunately, HID offers a variety of multi-technology card readers that support multiple technologies, making it possible to replace cards gradually. These options include:
- Standard iClass Card: This is a contactless smart card that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to communicate with a reader. It has a read range of up to 1.5 inches and is available in different configurations, including Clamshell, ISO PVC, and Adhesive.
- iClass Prox Card: This card combines iClass and proximity technologies to offer dual authentication options. It has a read range of up to 2 inches and is available in ISO PVC and Composite card constructions.
- iClass SE Card: This is a more advanced version of the iClass card that offers enhanced security features, such as Secure Identity Object (SIO) data encryption and mutual authentication. It also has a read range of up to 2 inches and is available in ISO PVC and Composite card constructions.
- iClass SEOS Card: For even higher security needs, this card uses a secure open standard platform to offer advanced encryption and authentication capabilities. It also has a read range of up to 2 inches and is available in ISO PVC and Composite card constructions.
Forms of iClass SE Cards
iClass SE cards are available in various forms, including standard cards, key fobs, micro-tags, and adhesive labels. These different form factors allow organizations to choose the type of card that best suits their needs, whether it's for access control, time and attendance, or cashless vending.