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SIFER Smart Card Reader


The SIFER card reader is a Smart Card reader designed and manufactured by Inner Range. It is a multi-drop RS-485 based reader that employs 128 bit AES encryption from the card through to the door module, providing a far superior level of security than that of traditional Wiegand based card readers. SIFER readers utilise the Mifare DESFire© EV1/EV2 card format.

As SIFER readers utilise a superset of the OSDP protocol, the readers

may also be deployed on any system capable of using OSDP. SIFER

readers are connected to the RS-485 reader port for full Reader-In and Reader-Outoperation of various Inner Range products as below.

  • Integriti Access Controller (IAC) - Up to 16 Readers

  • Intelligent LAN Access Module (ILAM) - Up to 16 Readers

  • Standard LAN Access Module (SLAM) - Up to 4 Readers

SIFER readers are IP67 rated and available with site-specific

encryption keys.

Multi-Format Version

The SIFER Multi Format Card reader offers an identical set of features to the Standard SIFER Reader with additional support for reading the CSN of third party 13.56Mhz credentials.

SIFER Smart Card Reader
Reader Features 
  • Secure 128bit AES Encryption

  • Encrypted from Reader/Card through to Access Module

  • Mifare DESFire© EV1/EV2 Card Format

  • Water & Dust Resistant to IP67

  • Vandal Resistant (fully potted)

  • Flexible LED colour & function Assignment

  • Audible Buzzer (can use as DOTL)

  • Multi-drop RS-485 Reader LAN

  • Individual Reader Heartbeat Monitoring

  • Auto Reader Discovery on Inner Range systems

  • OSDP Compatible

  • Read Card Serial Number (CSN) From 3rd Party Cards (Multi-Format Version Only)

  • Support for Custom Site Codes and Site Specific Encryption

  • User Programmable Cards Offer Great Flexibility for Installers

  • Global Configuration From Inner Range Systems (including firmware updates)

  • Small Footprint (Dimensions: 39(W) x 95(H) x 15(D) mm)

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