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Mifare explained!
 
Developed by Mikron in 1994 and acquired byPhilips Electronics in 1998, Mifare is now a Trademark of NXP Semiconductors.
 
The Mifare name covers proprietary technologies based upon various parts (but not conforming to all parts) of the ISO/IEC 14443 Type A13.56 MHz standard for contactless smart cards
Mifare has been particularly popular with the fare collection industry with over 3 billion card IC's and 40 million reader components sold Worldwide.  Rumour has it that the name was taken from a short version of Mikron and sounds like My (bus or train) fare.
 
The rise in popularity and competition lowered costs and attracted interest from the physical access control industry it also attracted the unwanted attention of hackers who exposed the weaknesses in the standard security of the technology after so much time in the field.  The introduction of higher security technologies such as Legic, and iCLASS were countered by the introduction of Mifare Plus and DESfire EV1 as a replacement for Mifare. 

The simplest way to utilise an existing card is to read the chip serial number (CSN) as the ISO14443 standard demands that the CSN is able to be read by any reader conforming to the standard.  In an effort to reduce the memory and sophistication required system manufacturers can truncate the CSN and make it look like a normal access control format.  
 
Smart R Top Tip - This will cause aliasing, whereby several CSN's will appear identical to the system (for more details or assistance please contact our technical support team).

 
Delta 6.4 Contactless Smartcard Reader with Keypad

Delta 6.4 Contactless Smartcard Reader with Keypad


Farpointe Data Delta 6.4 Contactless Smartcard Reader with keypad
 
The model Delta 6.4 is designed to be mounted directly to a standard North American sized single-gang wall box, and integrates both a contactless smartcard reader (13.56-MHz) and a keypad into a single-unit making it ideal for applications requiring an access credential and/or personal identification number (PIN).
 
Delta readers are able to read the sector (access control) data and/or card serial number from all ISO 14443 Type A & B compliant credentials. Delta credentials meet the ISO standard and are programmed at Farpointe with a Delta compatible secure key*. During Delta’s validation process the credential’s secure key is challenged by the reader. If the secure keys match, the reader will read the card’s sector data, if the secure keys don’t match, the reader will only read the credential’s CSN.

Item Qty To Buy List Price
Delta 6.4 Smartcard Reader & keypad - Standard £275.00
 


Delta3 Contactless Smartcard Reader

Delta3 Contactless Smartcard Reader


Farpointe Data Delta3 Contactless Smartcard Reader
 
With a compact design the model Delta3 may be mounted to metal door or window frames, and other flat surfaces.
 
Delta readers are able to read the sector (access control) data and/or card serial number from all ISO 14443 Type A & B compliant credentials including Mifare, DesFire and iCLASS credentials. Delta credentials meet the ISO standard and are programmed by the manufacturer with a Delta compatible secure key. During Delta’s validation process the credential’s secure key is challenged by the reader. If the secure keys match, the reader will read the card’s sector data, if the secure keys don’t match, the reader will only read the credential’s CSN.

Item Qty To Buy List Price
Delta3 CSN Smartcard Reader - CSN only £77.00
Delta3 Smartcard Reader - Standard £165.00
 


Delta5 Contactless Smartcard Reader

Delta5 Contactless Smartcard Reader


Farpointe Data Delta5 Contactless Smartcard Reader
 
With a thin profile the model Delta5 is designed to be mounted to a standard North American single-gang wall switch box, but can also be surface-mounted to other flat surfaces.
 
Delta readers are able to read the sector (access control) data and/or card serial number from all ISO 14443 Type A & B compliant credentials. Delta credentials meet the ISO standard and are programmed by the manufacturer with a Delta compatible secure key. During Delta’s validation process the credential’s secure key is challenged by the reader. If the secure keys match, the reader will read the card’s sector data, if the secure keys don’t match, the reader will only read the credential’s CSN.

Item Qty To Buy List Price
Delta5 Smartcard Reader - Standard £185.00
 


Delta5.3 Contactless Smartcard Reader

Delta5.3 Contactless Smartcard Reader


Farpointe Data Delta5.3 Contactless Smartcard Reader
 
With distinctive contemporary styling the model Delta5.3 lends itself to mounting to a standard European-sized (60 mm) wall switch box, and other flat surfaces.
 
Delta readers are able to read the sector (access control) data and/or card serial number from all ISO 14443 Type A & B compliant credentials. Delta credentials meet the ISO standard and are programmed at Farpointe Data with a Delta-compatible secure key*. During Delta’s validation process the credential’s secure key is challenged by the reader. If the secure keys match, the reader will read the card’s sector data, if the secure keys don’t match, the reader will only read the credential’s CSN.

Item Qty To Buy List Price
Delta5.3 Smartcard Reader - Standard £185.00
 


 
 
   
   
 
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