ARCS-AQ/BT - 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® + QR Code multi-technology reader

ARCS-AQ/BT - 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® + QR Code multi-technology reader

The Architect® Blue multi-technology RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth® reader is equipped with a QR code / Barcode module to enable the identification of employees and visitors.

Identification by QR code simplifies the management of temporary access in offices, parking lots or any other infrastructure.

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The perfect blend of high security and scalability

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A multi-technology reader to meet all security requirements

The reader facilitates the identification of users with different profiles (visitors, employees, tenants, drivers...)
by its compatibility with multiple identification technologies.

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Simple and easy to use

The access control reader by QR Code Architect® Blue streamlines visitor access with ease and ultimate dual speed reading.

It guarantees QR Code-reading day and night and in all weather conditions: very bright environments, reflections, indoor or outdoor...

The ergonomic design of the reader enables feedback to the user: double visual led indicator, audible indicator, etc.


  • Visitor Management
  • Access control for temporary staff
  • Parking access control
  • Mobility
  • Space sharing and reservation of meeting rooms
  • Logistics - shipping & receiving...

6 identification modes for a unique experience

Virtual cards promote acceptance of and compliance with the Security Policy of businesses, industries and governments.
STid Mobile ID® is so user-friendly that it makes identification instinctive.

Choose your favorite identification mode and make your access options both secure and much more intuitive!

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Card mode

by placing your smartphone in front of the reader.

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Slide mode

by placing your hand close to the reader without taking out your phone.

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Tap Tap mode

by tapping your smartphone twice in your pocket for near or remote opening.


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Remote mode

by using your smartphone as a remote control.


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Hands-free mode

by simply passing in front of the reader.


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Voice Control mode

using the SIRI voice command on your iPhone (iOS) or Apple Watch.

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The software tool for full control of your security

The SECard software lets users, installers and integrators easily:

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  • securely program user RFID and virtual cards,
  • create master physical or virtual badges for programming readers,
  • manage keys and security configurations.


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  • 100% local sandboxed programming
  • Autonomous management for securely programming RFID and Bluetooth® user cards
  • Configuration and reconfiguration of readers
  • Protection and confidentiality of user cards and the master card
  • Plug & Play tool
  • Fully compatible with AGENT, CIMS and STITCH cards
  • Complies with General Data Protection Regulation no. 2016/679 and Standard EN16571

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Readers are compatible with the latest generation of open protocol SSCP® (Secure & Smart Communication 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.


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Reader are compatible with the communication protocol SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol - OSDP™ v1 and v2.

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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Standing the test of the time

Design to push the boundaries, The Architect® Blue reader design has been developed to withstand harsh environments, to operate outside (IP65 level) and to offer a high vandal proof resistance IK08.

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Create your own scalable configuration

The Architect® Blue series is intuitive and dynamic, made up of 6 interchangeable modules, easy to connect to a smart common RFID core & Bluetooth®.

The easy and cost saving modularity concept allows you to keep control of the access security management.


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Let your imagination flow

A signature reflects personal style choices. The design of Architect® Blue 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.


  • Frequency
    Frequency: 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth®
  • Standards
    Standards: ISO14443 types A & B, ISO18092, Bluetooth®
  • Chip
    Chip: MIFARE® Ultralight® & Ultralight® C, Classic & Classic EV1, Plus® (S/X) & Plus® EV1, DESFire® 256, EV1, EV2 & EV3, CPS3, PicoPass® (CSN only), iCLASS™ (CSN only*) / STid Mobile ID® (NFC HCE and Bluetooth® virtual card), Orange Pack ID
  • Functions
    Functions: Read only: CSN or private ID (sector/file) / Secure Protocol (Secure Plus) / Secure Read Write
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: TTL Clock&Data (ISO2) or Wiegand output (encrypted option - S31) / RS485 output (encrypted option - S33) with secure SSCP® v1 and v2 communication protocols, OSDP™ v1 (plain communication) and v2 (SCP secure communication) - Compatible with EasySecure interface
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: 3 cm / 1.18’’ minimum with a QRcode (depending on the size of the code) / Up to 8 cm / 3.15’’ with a MIFARE DESFire® EV2 card - Up to 20 m / 65.6 ft with a Bluetooth® smartphone (adjustable distances on each reader)
  • Power supply
    Power supply: 7 VDC to 28 VDC / consumption 260 mA / 12 VDC max
  • Material
    Material: ABS-PC UL-V0 (black)
  • Color
    Color: black
  • Dimensions (h x w x d)
    Dimensions (h x w x d): 156,5 x 80 x 36 mm / 6.3’’ x 3.15‘’ x 1.02’’ (general tolerance following ISO NFT 58-000 standard)
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: - 30°C to + 60°C / - 22°F to + 140°F
  • Protection
    Protection: Reinforced IK08 certified vandal-proof structure / Accelerometer-based tamper detection system with key deletion option (patented solution) and/or message to the controller
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP65 - Weather-resistant with waterproof electronics (CEI NF EN 61086 homologation) / Humidity: 5 - 90%

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


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Part numbers

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Secure - TTL: ARCS-R31-AQ/BT1-xx/1
Secure / Secure Plus - TTL: ARCS-S31-AQ/BT1-xx/1
Secure - RS485: ARCS-R33-AQ/BT1-7AB/1
Secure / Secure Plus - RS485: ARCS-S33-AQ/BT1-7AB/1
Secure / EasySecure Interface - RS485: ARCS-R33-AQ/BT1-7AA/1
Secure / Secure Plus / EasySecure Interface - RS485: ARCS-S33-AQ/BT1-7AA/1


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Secure - SSCP® v1 RS485: ARCS-W33-AQ/BT1-7AA/1
Secure - SSCP® v2 RS485: ARCS-W33-AQ/BT1-7AD/1
Secure - OSDPTM RS485: ARCS-W33-AQ/BT1-7OS/1

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