ARCS-IM/BT - 125 kHz multi-prox + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® multi-technology reader

ARCS-IM/BT - 125 kHz multi-prox + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth® multi-technology reader

STid simplify your migrations from old 125 kHz Prox technologies (HID Proximity®, AWID, INDALA, IOPROX, EM) to secure and mobile technologies. The Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox access control reader combining three identification technologies - 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth®.

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The perfect blend of high security and scalability

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Multi-technology for a simplified migration

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The Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox reader simplifies management ofadditions, upgrades and technological migrations. It offers the unique ability to manage more than 20 contactless identification technologies:

  • NXP MIFARE® (Classic & Classic EV1, Ultralight® & Ultralight® C, Plus® & Plus® EV1, DESFire® 256, EV1 & EV2) credentials
  • smartphones compatible with Bluetooth® and NFC (HCE),
  • 125 kHz (HID Proximity®, INDALA, AWID, IOPROX, EM…) credentials,
  • the serial numbers of the iCLASS™ and PicoPass® cards.

Migrate to the latest technologies

Offering support for the widest range of secure, Prox and hands-free identification technologies, the Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox reader is the ideal choice for making a gradual transition to a secure authentication technology.







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Welcome to high security

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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). The reader uses the latest MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 contactless chip technologies with new data security mechanisms:

  • Secure Messaging EV2: secure transaction method based on AES-128 with protection against interleaving and replay attacks.
  • Proximity Check : improved protection against relay attacks.

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Access control with the smartphone

Discover the 6 modes of identification for a unique user experience!

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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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by placing your smartphone in front of the reader.


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


Picto mode tap tap

Tap Tap

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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by simply passing in front of the reader.


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by using the voice command on your iPhone (iOS).

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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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Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox readers are compatible with the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol communication protocol - OSDP™.

  • Bi-directional communication between the reader and the management system
  • Signature, encryption
  • Selection of the communication mode (V1 - plain communication, V2 Secure Channel Protocol - SCP secure)

Standing the test of the time

Design to push the boundaries, the Architect® Blue Hybrid reader design has been developed to withstand harsh environments, to operate outside (IP65 level) and to offer a high vandal-proof resistance (IK10).

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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.

Data sheet

  • Frequency
    Frequency: 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth®
  • Standards
    Standards: ISO14443 types A & B, ISO18092 / Certifications: CE (Europe), UKCA (United Kingdom), FCC (USA), IC (Canada), BIS (India), RCM (Australia & New Zealand), UL, RoHS & UL294 Indoor & Outdoor
  • Chip
    Chip: EM42xx / EM4x50, HID Proximity®, INDALA (Wiegand 26 & 27 bits), IOPROX®, AWID®, MIFARE® Ultralight® & Ultralight® C, MIFARE® Classic & Classic EV1, MIFARE Plus® (S/X) & Plus® EV1, MIFARE® DESFire® 256, EV1, EV2 & EV3, CPS3 healthcare cards, NFC (HCE), PicoPass® (CSN only), iCLASS™ (CSN only*), STid Mobile ID® (virtual card), Orange Pack ID
  • Functions
    Functions: Secure CSN read-only (file, sector) / Secure read-write
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: Wiegand output / RS485 output with secure communication protocols OSDP™ v1 (plain communication) & v2 (SCP secure communication
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: Up to 6 cm / 2.36’’ with a 125 kHz badge - Up to 8 cm / 3.15’’ with a MIFARE DESFire® EV2 badge - 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: 190 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): 145.64 x 79.93 x 25.7 mm / 5.7’’ x 3.11‘’ x 1.02’’
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: - 30°C to + 70°C / - 22°F to + 158°F
  • Protection
    Protection: IK10 certified reinforced vandal-proof structure / Accelerometer-based tamper detection system with key deletion option (patented solution) and/or message to the controller
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP65 level - Weather-resistant with waterproof electronics (CEI NF EN 61086 homologation) / Humidity: 0 - 95%

*Our readers only read the iCLASS™ chip serial number / UID PICO1444-3B. They do not read iCLASS™ cryptographic protection or the HID Global serial number / UID PICO1444-3B.


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Certifications Produits

Part numbers

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    Secure - Wiegand: ARCS-Rx1-IM/BT2-3x/1

    Easyline pre-configured offer - Wiegand : ARCS-Rx1-IM/PC2-xx/1


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    Secure - OSDP™ RS485: ARCS-Wx3-IM/BT2-7OS/1

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