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Badge Reader Interface

Wireless Card / Credential / Badge Reader Interface

Remote your Credential Reader Device

WILDR-MIU provides a wireless Reader interface port for applications that require wireless connectivity. Maximum RF output power is 20.8 dBm which translates to a range of about 250′ indoors (depending on building construction and material composition), and 1-mile outdoors (FCC certified). The GPIO (general purpose Input/output) port plug-in auxiliary board is designed to provide a complete door/checkpoint interface for the Physical Security and Access Control application. The signals are described in detail in the access control tab. The figure below shows the WILDR-Aux board connections.

Two WILDR-AUX board combinations are required for a complete link. At the door/checkpoint the signals are connected to door-functions connector of the Aux-board, and at the access control panel the connection is made to the panel-functions connector of the Aux-board. Figures below depict the connections.

WILDR-AUX board combination is the only Wireless Reader on the market with unique capabilities.

  • It accepts Wiegand (data0, data1) or Magnetic Stripe (clock & data) format
  • Card/credential formats up to 8183 bits
  • Detects card timing automatically, and can display card content on a terminal
  • FIPS 201, HSPD-12, PIV compatible
  • Compatible with Lenel OSDP
  • While WILDR-MIU is configured as a Wireless Reader interface, another serial interface (RS-232 or RS-485) is available for reader housekeeping. Smart readers require this capability to communicate housekeeping queries.
  • Minimal data latency (a few milliseconds) due to over-the-air transmission
  • Provides 12VDC to the card reader
  • Provides 12VDC to the electric strike
  • Provides 2 LED lines, Reader tamper, door position sensor, and Request to Exit lines
  • On-board LEDs indicate “active link” with the other WILDR

A laptop or a PC running a serial communication program such as Microsoft Windows® Hyperterminal® is connected to the console port via a serial cable, or a DB-9 to USB cable (provided) for initial radio configuration. The Console port is used to configure the wireless radio parameters such as frequency channel, output power, and interface. There are a variety of tools built-in the firmware to assist in configuring the radio in the field. These tools can be used to measure RF channel noise so the installer can select a clean channel. Also, the radio can be put in test mode where a constant carrier, or a modulated carrier is transmitted continually to facilitate range-finding.

Each data packet is encrypted using a random key per packet. Keys are not transmitted in the payload, therefore capturing the packet by a third party is not a security risk. For added security, there is also a three character code selected by the user that makes the encryption specific to the site. All standard keyboard characters are allowed with the exception of function keys. This feature does not allow radios from other sites to function in your site.

The radio is supplied with complete documentation that includes a quick-start manual, and user reference manual