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ARCS-J/BT - 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® dual-frequency keypad reader


Welcome To High Security

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.

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

The Architect® Blue Hybrid reader makes it easy to manage extensions, upgrades and technology migrations. If you need to set up a complex multi-site configuration, this reader can be used to read a range of different cards.

Readers can read:

• NXP  MIFARE®  credentials  (Classic  &  Classic  EV1, Ultralight®  &  Ultralight®  C,  Plus®  &

   Plus® EV1, DESFire® 256, EV1 & EV2),

• iCLASS™* and PicoPass® cards serial numbers,

• French Ministry cards (“Carte AGENT”, CIMS), civil aviation (STITCH),

• CPS3 (IAS protocol) health cards,

• Smartphones* compatible with Bluetooth®, NFC (HCE) technologies.

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


Create Your Own Scalable Configuration

All functionalities and security levels can be upgraded across all your readers. The modularity concept allows you to take the 125 kHz module out at the end of your technological migration and / or to implement new functions: touchscreen or biometrics

Manage with Ease a Multi-Factor Identification

Both reader and keypad, the device allows a dual-identification by combining card and/or PIN code identifications.

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…).

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.

Standing The Test Of Time

Designed to push the boundaries, the Architect® Blue Hybrid keypad reader design has been developed to withstand harsh environments, to operate outside (IP65 level) and to offer a high impact resistance (IK08).

Make Your Migrations Simple

The Architect® Blue Hybrid keypad reader makes it easy to manage extensions, upgrades and technology migrations. It combines three identification frequencies: 125 kHz (EM, Crosspoint…), 13.56 MHz (all the MIFARE® chips including DESFire® EV2, NFC, CSN of iCLASS™*…) and Bluetooth®. If you need to set up a complex multi-site configuration, this reader can be used to read a range of different cards.


Readers are compatible with the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol - OSDP™ V1 & V2.


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.

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