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

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

The Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox reader facilitates your migrations to secure and mobile technologies. It combines three identification technologies 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz and Bluetooth® with a capacitive vandal-proof keypad.

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The perfect blend of high security and scalability

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Multi-technology to simplify your migrations

Offering support for the widest range of contactless identification technologies, the reader is the ideal choice for making a gradual transition to high security. It simplifies management of upgrades, technological migrations and complex multi-site configurations.

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Access control with the smartphone

Discover the 5 modes of identification for a unique user experience!

Virtual cards promote acceptance of and compliance with the Security Policy of businessesindustries 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!

mode vocal


by placing your smartphone in front of the reader.


Picto mode tap tap

Tap Tap

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


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

Picto mode remote

Remote Mode

by using your smartphone as a remote control.


Picto mode mains libre


by simply passing in front of the reader.


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Migrate with peace of mind to secure technologies

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The Architect® Blue Hybrid Multi-Prox reader is the perfect choice for a smooth transition to secure authentication technology.

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.

The reader supports the use of public security algorithms (3DES, AES, RSA, SHA…) recognized by specialized and independent organizations in information security (ANSSI French cybersecurity agency and FIPS).

logo eal5Logo EAL 5+It includes an EAL5+ crypto processor to improve data protection and confidentiality.

Vandal-proof capacitive keypad

Equipped with a backlit keypad, the reader allows multi-factor identification of users by combining the reading of an RFID or virtual card with the input of a personal keypad code.

Thanks to its different operating modes, the keypad can be used for identification or to activate additional functions (alarm...).

The same reader can also operate in multiple mode e.g. it authorizes card reading for personnel or just code entry for visitors or temporary workers.

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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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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 time

Designed to push the boundaries, the Architect® Blue Hybrid keypad reader design has been developed to withstand harsh environments, to operate outside (IP65 level) and to offer a high impact 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: 125 kHz + 13.56 MHz + Bluetooth®
  • Standards
    Standards: ISO14443 types A & B, ISO18092
  • 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, PicoPass® (CSN only), iCLASS™ (CSN only*) / STid Mobile ID® (NFC HCE and Bluetooth® virtual card), Orange Pack ID
  • Functions
    Functions: CSN, pre-configured (Easyline - PC2) and secure read-only / Controlled by protocol (read/write)
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: Wiegand output - RS485 output with OSDP™ v1 (plain communication) and v2 (SCP secure communication) protocols
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: Up to 6 cm / 2.36’’ with a 125 kHz card - Up to 6 cm / 2.36’’ 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 220 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): 145.6 x 80 x 25.7 mm / 5.7’’ x 3.15‘’ x 0.98’’ (general tolerance following ISO NFT 58-000 standard)
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: - 30°C to + 70°C / - 22°F to + 158°F / Humidity: 0 - 95%
  • 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)

*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

Picto R Read only

Wiegand protocol: ARCS-RX1-JM/BT2-3x/1
Easyline pre-configured - Wiegand protocol: ARCS-RX1-JM/PC2-3x/1

picto RW Controlled by protocol

OSDP™ - RS485: ARCS-WX3-JM/BT2-7OS/1

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