All New OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core: A significantly smaller footprint with optimal performance capabilities

Written by Mike Benson

August 19, 2020

Leverage smart cards, mobile or wearable devices far beyond doors — to access a wide variety of physical and digital applications with the highest level of security and ease you’ve come to expect from the leader in identity management. 

The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core is HID Global’s smallest embedded reader module and uses standard interfaces that make it ideal for embedding into constrained spaces and battery-powered devices.  It enables everything from handheld devices, tablets, PCs and notebooks to keyboards, displays, monitors, kiosks and access panels to be used across a range of applications in numerous vertical markets and create systems that accurately authenticate people, reduce fraud and protect sensitive data.

Key Benefits:

  • Multi-interface support – Chip Card Interface Device (CCID), UART, USB and keyboard wedge interfaces offer flexible integration options for a wide range of applications
  • Dual-frequency RFID plus mobile access – Supports the latest mobile access solutions via NFC or BLE, as well as iCLASS Seos®, iCLASS SE®, HID Prox®, MIFARE™ Classic and MIFARE™ DESFire™ EV1/EV2 credential technologies.
  • Compact design with external off-board antennas – Very small footprint for embedded applications with module dimension of 27 x 26 x 5.3mm and external HF/LF and Bluetooth Smart (BLE) antennas
  • USB suspend/resume and remote wake up support – The reader has the capability to go into a suspended state and wake up the host upon presentation of a credential. Standby/sleep current is at a low 1.2mA.

HID Global’s OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core opens market opportunities for system integrators seeking simple integration and development of readers using standard interfaces such as CCID, UART or keyboard wedge.

The new OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core compliments the existing 5127CK Mini and 5427CK Reader by providing a very compact design for installation in space constrained solutions such as mobile devices. External off-board HF/LF and Bluetooth Smart antennas offer flexibility to design custom antennas to meet specific embedded requirements. The addition of full support for USB suspend/resume and remote wake-up provides a solution for power sensitive applications.

The CCID, Interface enables integrators to design finished solutions without the need to install or maintain drivers, eliminating complex software lifecycle management issues in the field and accelerating introduction of finished devices in the market.

With the keyboard wedge functionality, the reader can retrieve data from a card that is presented to the reader and directly input the card data into an application using keystroke emulation. This eliminates the need for customers to manually enter the card data into an application.

The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core offers the market proven OMNIKEY reader feature set supporting low and high frequency technology within a single device as well as the capability of providing support for the latest Mobile Access Solutions via NFC or Bluetooth Smart.

For quick and easy integration, HID Global provides a Developer Tool Kit (DTK) for the OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core. The DTK provides the necessary tools, documentation and developer resources material to shorten integration cycles and speed time to market with finished products.

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