ARCS-I/BT - 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® multi-technology access readers

ARCS-I/BT - 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® multi-technology access readers


STid has designed the Architect® Blue Hybrid reader for access control - perfect blend of three identification technologies 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® - to facilitate your migrations to advanced security levels.

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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 reader uses the latest MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 contactless chip technologies with new data security mechanisms:

  • Secure Messaging EV2: secure transaction method based on AES-128 with protection against interleaving and replay attacks.
  • Proximity Check : improved protection against relay attacks.

logo of eal5 for the ARCS-I/BTIt uses an EAL5+ crypto processor to improve data protection and privacy.


Ensure secure migration

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The 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.
  • 125 kHz credentials  (EM, Crosspoint, formats Wiegand 26, 34, 35 and 37 bits…).

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.

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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

Best market self-protection

The innovative tamper protection system protects sensitive data and gives the possibility to delete the authentication keys (patented solution). Unlike the current solutions on the market, the reliability of the accelerometer based technology avoids it being outsmarted.

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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                                                         Let your imagination flow

A signature reflects personal style choices. The design of Architect® Blue readers is immediately recognizable, with a dynamic and elegant style, featuring clean, pure lines. STid offers a range of customization options to tailor your reader to your corporate identity and integrate it fully into its installation environment.



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