ARC-Q - 13.56 MHz LEGIC® Advant biometric touch screen / keypad reader

ARC-Q - 13.56 MHz LEGIC® Advant biometric touch screen / keypad reader

The ARC-Q is a secure reader combining RFID LEGIC® technologies with a touch screen / keypad and biometrics fingerprint sensor. By developing the Architect® innovative readers, STid has created the perfect blend of high security and scalability.

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The perfect blend of high security and scalability

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Welcome to high security

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STid is the first RFID manufacturer to have received First Level Security Certification (CSPN). It’s a recognition of our unique know-how, the technological and security expertise that are implemented in your access architecture, whether new or existing.

ARC-Q reader use the latest LEGIC® contactless chip technologies with new data security mechanisms. 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).


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Easily manage a multi-factor identification

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The ARC-Q Architect® reader combines the latest LEGIC® technologies with touch screen/keypad and fingerprint recognition to enhance the security of your access control system.

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…).

You can combined information (logo, instructions, images…) and keypad display with a simple touch on the screen.



sonnette"Bell" option indicated by a touch button allows you to use the Touch screen/keypad Architect® reader as a standard bell.


"Scramble Pad" function

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The scramble pad mode enhances the security of your access control system and prevents stolen access codes because numbers are randomly scrambled on the display.


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Fingerprint management

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The reader offers several fingerprint management possibilities depending on your security needs.

  • Fingerprint templates directly stored in the RFID card (CNILFrench legislation compliance)
  • Fingerprint templates stored in the reader or in the system
  • Biometric derogation to manage one-time visitor or difficult finger etc.


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STid provide smart software tools to stay in control of your security. SEGIC allows the user, the installer or the integrator to realize easily secure programming access readers.

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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.

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.


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Create your own upgradable configuration

The Architect® series is intuitive and dynamic, and consists of 4 interchangeable modules that can easily be connected to a common smart RFID core.

This easy and cost saving modular approach allows autonomy on the security access management.


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Let your imagination flow

A signature reflects personal style choices. The design of Architect® readers is immediately recognizable, with a dynamic and elegant style, featuring clean, pure lines. STid offers a range of customization options to tailor your reader to your corporate identity and integrate it fully into its installation environment.

Data sheet

  • Frequency
    Frequency: 13.56 MHz
  • Standards
    Standards: 13.56 MHz - ISO14443A, ISO15693, LEGIC® RF / Certification : CE
  • Chip
    Chip: LEGIC® Advant & Prime
  • Functions
    Functions: Read only: CSN or private ID (sector/file) / Read- Write (SSCP)
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: Clock&Data protocol (ISO2), Wiegand, RS232, RS485
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: 0 - 6 cm
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: 0 - 6 cm
  • Power supply
    Power supply: 7 - 28 VDC / Consumption : 350 mA/12 VDC max
  • Material
    Material: ABS-PC UL-V0
  • Color
    Color: Black - Many cover customization options
  • Dimensions (h x w x d)
    Dimensions (h x w x d): 176,20 x 80 x 59,62 mm
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: -10°C / +50°C
  • Protection
    Protection: Accelerometer-based tamper detection system
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP65 - Weather-resistant with waterproof electronics (Certification CEI NF EN 61086) / Humidity: 0 - 95%

*Our readers can only read the UID/Chip Serial Number. They cannot read secure HID Global’s iCLASS™ cryptographic protections.

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Part numbers

Picto R Read Only  
Secure - Clock&Data: ARC-R31-Q/LE2-xx/1
Secure - RS232: ARC-R32-Q/LE2-5AB/1
Secure - RS485:


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Secure - RS232: ARC-W32-Q/LE2-5AA/1
Secure - RS485: ARC-W33-Q/LE2-7AA/1

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