OmniClass from Honeywell is a range of 13.56 MHz contactless
secure smart card readers that offers superb reliability, consistent
read range and ease of installation. They are available in several
sizes and each OmniClass reader incorporates smart card
technology allowing the user to support biometric profiles and
multiple applications on each card simultaneously.
OmniClass can retro-fit any Wiegand output reader, including
standard HID® or Honeywell proximity readers. Smart card
technology is ideally suited for access control, logical (PC) access,
storage of biometric templates, parking, secure ID’s with embedded
tamper-proof digital photos, ePurse and many other applications
requiring secure and reliable read/write cards.
Multi Technology Functionality
To make it easier for customers to transition to a smart card system
from a 125 kHz prox card system, the range includes options that
can support HID Prox, EM4102 and AWID proximity technologies.
These multi-technology readers work with all technologies
simultaneously and will allow the user to transition to smart cards
over time while incorporating the use of multiple card technologies
within a single building or across multiple facilities. In addition,
the OmniClass reader range provides enhanced security through
mutual authentication and data encryption when using the smart
card credential based on the encrypted contactless communication.
Whether reading proximity, OmniClass or multitechnology cards,
identical user identification data formats are sent to the panel,
keeping the data on the card transparent to the user.
The OmniClass reader range benefits include:
Suitable for integrated access control systems:
A fast response time between two consecutive card reads makes it suitable for
integrated access control and intrusion systems where a triple
swipe action at the reader is needed to arm the system.
More Open: OmniClass 2.0 readers support global 13.56 MHz
smart card technology standards including OmniClass, OmniClass
2.0, iCLASS®, iCLASS SR™/SE®, iCLASS® Seos™ as well
as MIFARE Classic* and MIFARE DESFire EV1*. Optionally
125 kHz Prox technology is supported including HID® Prox,
EM4102 and AWID.
Convenience: Card numbers are printed on the OmniClass cards/
credentials. MIFARE Card Serial Numbers (CSN) also supported.
Interoperability between vendors and applications is possible via the
smart card’s accessible memory.
More Secure: Card numbers for OmniClass/iClass credentials
are safely stored and transmitted using 64-bit authentication keys
encryption, which is suitable for most access control applications.
A higher level of security can be achieved using the AES encrypted
iClass SE/iCLASS Seos and MIFARE DESFire EV1 credentials.
Additional keypad versions are available for dual authentication.
Easy to install: Two piece installation, only mounting plate and
reader. Wiegand output for new and retrofit installations, indoor
Simple transition from 125 kHz PROX to OmniClass smart
cards: Multi technology OmniClass readers make it easy for a HID
Prox, EM4102 or AWID card based technology system to transition
to an OmniClass smart card based solution.