What card readers and technology can be used with Continuum Access Control Systems
Need to know what card readers will work with Continuum Access Control Systems
The card reader and card technology is not relevant to the Continuum Controller, as this is used between the card (tag, fob or other) and the reader. This allows the use of the standard technologies available today, including fingerprint and other biometric based access as well as cards, fobs and tags.
The signal that comes from the reader must be serial data input type Wiegand or ABA (or Clock & Data)
USB, Ethernet, RS485, RS232 inputs are not accepted.
- The exact input type and maximum data bits can only be determined by checking the hardware, firmware and Continuum version combination being used.
- Retina, fingerprint, facial recognition and other biometric based systems that are connected to Continuum Access Controllers will store the biometric information and still be connected via the serial data Wiegand or ABA to the Continuum Controller.
- The current Continuum access controllers also accept an 8 bit burst for PIN numbers from keypads
- See Where can I find datasheets, install guides and other information on HID Electronic Access Control p...
- ABA (or Clock & Data) this was often used with Magnetic Swipe technology which has mostly been phased out
- Standard Wiegand Formats within Continuum
- Infinity 37-Bit
- AC 4+4 32-Bit
- Wiegand 26-Bit
- CK 34-Bit
- G 32-Bit
- HIDCorp1000 35-Bit - Some restrictions