ARCS-A/BT - 13.56 MHz DESFire® EV2 + Bluetooth® standard readers

ARCS-A/BT - 13.56 MHz DESFire® EV2 + Bluetooth® standard readers


The ARCS-A/BT is a secure vandal proof card reader compliant with RFID and Bluetooth® (Low Energy) technologies. Compliant with existing access control systems, the Architect® Blue reader identifies mobile phones thanks to many Prox or handsfree identific

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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.

The Architect® Blue 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).

The Architect® Blue series uses an EAL5+ cryptoprocessor to improve protection and privacy.


Ensure secure migration

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he multi-technology Architect® Blue range makes it easy to manage extensions, upgrades and technology migrations.

Readers can read:

  • NXP MIFARE credentials (Classic & Classic EV1, Ultralight® & Ultralight® C, Plus® & Plus® EV1, DESFire® 256, EV1 & EV2),
  • French Ministry cards (“Carte AGENT”, CIMS…) and civil aviation (STITCH),
  • CPS3 (IAS protocole) health cards,
  • smartphones compatible with Bluetooth® and NFC (HCE) technologies.

5 identification modes for a unique experience

Virtual cards promote acceptance of and compliance with the Security Policy of businessesindustries and governments.
STid Mobile ID® is so user-friendly that it makes identification instinctive.

Choose your favorite identification mode and make your access options both secure and much more intuitive!

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Card mode
by placing your smartphone in front of the reader.

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Slide mode
by placing your hand close to the reader without taking out your phone.


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Tap Tap mode
by tapping your smartphone twice in your pocket for near or remote opening.

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Remote mode
by using your smartphone as a remote control.


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Hands-free mode
by simply passing in front of the reader.


nd-to-end security control

With top-level security certification (CSPN) from the French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI), STid secures and protects your data.

In addition to an integrated cross-level quality process within the company, we have implemented a constant auditing procedure with a number of external security audits (PHONESEC).


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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.


  • 100% local sandboxed programming
  • Autonomous management for securely programming RFID and Bluetooth® user cards
  • Configuration and reconfiguration of readers
  • Protection and confidentiality of user cards and the master card
  • Plug & Play tool
  • Fully compatible with AGENT, CIMS and STITCH cards
  • Complies with General Data Protection Regulation no. 2016/679 and Standard EN16571

Create your own scalable configuration

The Architect® Blue series is intuitive and dynamic, made up of 4 interchangeable modules, easy to connect to a smart common RFID core & Bluetooth®.

The easy and cost saving modularity concept allows you to keep control of the access security management.


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