ARC-E - 13.56 MHz DESFire® EV2 keypad biometric readers

ARC-E - 13.56 MHz DESFire® EV2 keypad biometric readers


By developing the Architect® innovative readers, STid has created the perfect blend of high security and scalability. The Architect® ARC-E reader provides secure multi-factor authentication by combining the most secure open RFID technologies on the market

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Std. Price AED3,250

STid is the first RFID manufacturer to have received First Level Security Certification (CSPN). It’s a recognition of our unique know-how, the technological and security expertise that are implemented in your access architecture, whether new or existing.

ARC-E reader uses the latest MIFARE® contactless chip technologies with new data security mechanisms. All public encryption algorithms can be used (3DES, AES, RSA, SHA, etc.), which are recommended by official data security agencies (such as the French national agency ANSSI).


Manage with ease a multi-factor identification

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The ARC-E Architect® reader combines the latest MIFARE® to a capacitive keypad with fingerprint recognition to enhance the security of your access control system.

Thanks to its various operating modes (card AND key or card OR key), you can use the keypad to identify people or to activate additional functions (activation of the intrusion alarm…).

Fingerprint management

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The reader offers several fingerprint management possibilities depending on your security needs.

  • Fingerprint templates directly stored in the RFID card (CNILFrench legislation compliance)
  • Fingerprint templates stored in the reader or in the system
  • Biometric derogation to manage one-time visitor or difficult finger etc.


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The SECard software lets users, installers and integrators easily:

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  • securely program user RFID and virtual cards,
  • create master physical or virtual badges for programming readers,
  • manage keys and security configurations.

The most secure protocole on the market

logo sscp for ARC-E   Readers are compatible with the latest generation of open protocol SSCP (STid Secure Common Protocol). This protocol recommended by ANSSI uses data encryption (AES) and two-way “reader-controller” authentication to ensure security before any communication is allowed between the reader and the management system.

Create your own upgradable configuration

The Architect® series is intuitive and dynamic, and consists of 5 interchangeable modules that can easily be connected to a common smart RFID core.

This easy and cost saving modular approach allows autonomy on the security access management.


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