Portal Card Reader


  • Compact size Fits on a mullion or door frame
  • Clean, slim design Matches architecture at site
  • Ready for rough usage Rugged, strong construction
  • Ready for adverse weather One-part enclosure with potting
  • Easy mounting 2 screws (supplied) for fastening
  • Special read range in a small unit Up to 5.5 inches with cards
  • Visual and audible indicators 3-color LED and beeper inside reader
  • Controllable functions in reader LED and beeper can be wired to panel
  • Easy power Connects to panels DC terminals
  • Quick wiring to host panel Basic 4-wire hook-up; 6 wires
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  • Standard Wiegand data output Data-0 & Data-1 panel connection
  • Compatible with other readers Same interface used in other readers
  • Uniform code format Standard 26-bit plus special codes
  • No programming in reader
  • Self-testing for good operation LED & beeper indicate performance
  • High value ratio Excellent performance; modest cost


Operating Characteristics
Reading Distance With cards up to 5.5 inches (14 cm) (varies with credential type, voltage applied to reader, and local conditions)
Excitation Frequency Transmit and Receive - 125 kHz
Antenna Output Omni-directional low-frequency RF field Indicators (Control by Reader and Panel): LED 3 colors, red-amber-green Beeper piezo-electric, 4 kHz tone
Power Supply +5 volts to +12 volts DC 10%, linear, regulated; current rating: 100 mA or more
Communication Protocols Wiegand electrical protocol
Code Formats Determined by i3s credentials programmed with 26 bits to 50 bits
Cable (for Wiegand Interface) 4 to 6 conductors (not twisted pairs), stranded, 22 gauge, color-coded, overall 100% shielded, plastic jacket, up to 500 feet
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 4.5 x 1.8 x 0.7 inch (11.4 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm)
Weight 4 ounces (113 g)
Material ABS 1-part enclosure, dark gray color Epoxy resin potting at rear surface
Cable (Integrated with Reader) 10 conductors, 22 gauge, 18 inches long. Overall shielded, plastic jacket
Mounting Door frame, window mullion, wall, cabinet
Operating Temperature -31℉ to 150℉ (-35℃ to 65℃)
Operating Humidity 0% to 95% non-condensing
Protection from Environment Use Lexan housing when reader must be away from view or damage
Avoiding Interference Optimize reader performance by spacing or shielding reader from neighboring readers, including reader on other side of wall at door.
ISO-9001:2000; FCC Part 15; IC; UL listed