ARCS-D/BT - 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® biometric reader

ARCS-D/BT - 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® biometric reader

The Architect® Blue biometric reader combines the latest RFID MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 technologies with digital fingerprint recognition to ensure a strong authentication of the user and enhance the security of your access control system.

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The perfect blend of high security and scalability

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Welcome to high security

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The reader allows the secure identification of users thanks to its multiple identification technologies.


The reader supports the latest contactless technologies with the newest data security devices:

  • Secure Messaging EV2: transaction security that protects against interleaving and replay attacks.
  • Proximity Check: protection against relay attacks.

It integrates recognized and approved security mechanisms such as public algorithms and an EAL5+ certified crypto processor to protect your data stored in the reader.

Bluetooth® and NFC smartphones

The smartphone* becomes your access key and erases all the constraints of traditional access control. STid offers 6 identification modes - Prox, long distance or hands-free - to make your access control both secure and instinctive!

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The reader integrates an EAL5+ certified crypto-processor to enhance protection levels and security key management.

*The smartphone can be used as a biometric derogation. There is no fingerprint stored in the virtual card.

Easy Fingerprint management

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Different possibilities of fingerprint management depending on your security needs:

  • Fingerprint templates directly stored in the RFID card
    (CNIL French & GDPR European legislation compliance)
  • Fingerprint templates stored in the system
  • Card only mode with derogation at the card level
    (one-time visitor, difficult finger...)
  • Smartphone with biometric unlocking
    or Smartphone only with derogation


Benefit from the highest levels of security

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Advanced anti-fraud functions

The Architect® Blue biometric reader is designed to resist fraud attempts:

  • False finger detection: the reader detects a wide range of counterfeit fingerprints made of latex, Kapton, transparent film, rubber, graphite, etc.
  • Detection of live fingers
  • Duress finger: the admin can assign a finger number dedicated to authentication when the user is threatened.
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Ultimate self-protection

The patented motion sensor pull detection system protects sensitive data by allowing authentication keys to be erased.

Unlike existing solutions within this market, the reliability of the accelerometer avoids potential system bypass.

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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.

Create your own upgradable configuration

The Architect® Blue series is intuitive and dynamic, and consists of 6 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® 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® (Low Energy)
  • Standards
    Standards: ISO14443 types A & B, ISO18092 / Certifications: CE, FCC, IC & UL
  • Chip
    Chip: MIFARE® Classic & Classic EV1 (4 kb), MIFARE® Plus® (S/X) & Plus® EV1, MIFARE® DESFire® 256 (1 fingerprint), EV1, EV2 & EV3 / STid Mobile ID® (NFC and Bluetooth® virtual card), Orange Pack ID
  • Functions
    Functions: Read only CSN and secure (file, sector) / Controlled by protocol (read-write)
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: TTL Clock&Data (ISO2) or Wiegand output (encrypted communication option - S31) / RS485 outputs (encrypted option - S33) with SSCP® v1 & v2 secure communication protocols; OSDP™ v1 (plain) and v2 (SCP secure)
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: Up to 8 cm / 3.15’’ with a MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 or Classic card - Up to 20 m / 65.6 ft with a Bluetooth® smartphone (adjustable distances on each reader)
  • Power supply
    Power supply: 7 - 28 VDC / 300 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): 156.4 x 80 x 59.6 mm / 5.04’’ x 3.15’’ x 1.2’’ (general tolerance following ISO NFT 58-000 standard)
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: - 10°C to + 50°C / 14°F to 122°F
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP65 - Weather-resistant with waterproof electronics (CEI NF EN 61086 homologation) / Humidity: 0 - 95%

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Part numbers

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Secure - TTL:

Secure / Secure Plus - TTL:

Secure - RS485:

Secure / EasySecure interface - RS485:

Secure / Secure Plus - RS485:

Secure / Secure Plus / EasySecure interface - RS48 :







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SSCP® v1 - RS485:

SSCP® v2 - RS485:

OSDP™ v1 & v2 - RS485:





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