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BlueID-Touch® readers by INID soon to be released2020-11-13 21:35:20

BlueID-Touch® is the newest State of the Art access control reader line from INID.

As the name indicates, the readers have a touch screen interface and a multicolor programmable LED edge indicating the status of the reader.

The BlueID-Touch® readers support multiple High and low-frequency credentials as well as mobile phone credentials for iOS and NFC.

BlueID-Touch® will become available in a mullion and a US/UK/EU switch box covering size.

For optimal Logistic flexibility the BlueID-Touch® readers are field configurable either by RF-DISTRIFLEX® mobile app and/or the more conventional configuration cards.

More information and the final release date soon to follow.

INID is moving to a new location2019-01-21 15:30:42

From the 18th of February INID has moved to our new location:

Nieuwe Steen 20

1625 HV, Hoorn

The Netherlands

Telephone: +31(0)226 45 00 09

Fax: +31(0)226 45 00 30

BLE / NFC to get access to your building a curse or a blessing?2017-09-05 14:38:00

Emerging technologies offer opportunities also for the security and identification industry.

Since the upcoming of smartphones with wireless technology, there is a hype to use this for every imaginable application.

But just like the internet, cell phones and cell phone communication can be hacked or abused.

Especially because it is mostly based on open protocols so that anybody can connect to the device.

A lot of these applications are brought to market by companies that do not originate from the security industry.

In reality, these company can jeopardize your business, family, and possessions and will set the security of access control back to the era of Wiegand and Prox cards

NFC  (Near Field Communication) appears to be the best technology for using your cellphone as an access token as this is short-range and based on ISO/IEC 14443A/B technology which we also know from Mifare and DESFire.

NFC is also widely used in bank and payment applications around the world.

However, the full NFC functionality is only supported by the Android type of phones and not (yet) by iOS.

So if you want your staff to use their phone as an access credential (because nobody forgets or loses his or her phone which cannot be said by expensive cards) and not all of them have and Android phones, you will end up with more general technology present in all phones Bluetooth® Low Energy or BLE.

As this technology is created to couple devices the range can be a far as 10 meters which would mean that without any restrictions if you would walk a corridor all doors were you have access to within 10 meters open up.

Potentially leading to unwanted access for others than the credential holder.

Many companies try to solve this by adding a sensor to the reader or a manual action to indicate at which door the credential holder is present.

As the signal goes through most walls it could happen that somebody at the other side of the wall by accident activates the presence sensor of the reader on that side and in case of anti-passback the original credential holder whose credential was used to open that door gets trapped by anti-passback.

So to prevent that the readers must have an indication of the direction the credential holder is moving, next to the earlier mentioned sensor to indicate that the credential holder wants to get access to that door.

This can be done by using a directional antenna in combination with signal strength measuring beaconing which can give a pretty accurate position and direction of the credential holder.

Naturally last but not least the communication that is broadcasted via BLE must be encrypted in a way that this cannot be recorded and played back resulting in the opening of that door like this can easily be done with the legacy prox technology.

And then the last weak link in the chain is that the credential should be tied to that phone so that it cannot be copied onto another phone.

So BLE can be an option to get rid of those expensive and annoying cards if done correctly.

INID has created a solution that allows the NFC technology to be used over BLE, that will work on iOS 11 and NFC enabled iPhones  (from iPhone 7) and also works for all NFC enabled Android phones without the need of having a sensor detecting you presence.

However, the best option still remains the full NFC solution so let’s hope that Apple with iOS 11 opens the NFC doors.

JP Hulsker

CEO INID Smart Identification Solutions.

INID releases the INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® XS readerline2016-08-14 10:16:49

INID releases the RF-DISTRIFLEX® XS readerline


How easy would it be, if you just pick a reader  from your shelve and send it off to your customer without the hassle of programming it?

With INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® it is possible. On site the reader can be programmed with the RFDistriflex® app on an Android phone with a configuration file that can be send by email to the phone or selected from a secure server.

You can even have the phone send back a message that the reader has been installed and configured so that the warranty period starts then.

How easy would it be if your customers can program their own keys in the readers and change them anytime they like without you having to go on site?

With INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® it can be done with the customers cellphone and the RFDistriflex® app.

How easy would it be if customers can program their own cards on site?

With INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® this is no longer an issue, no need of PC software that has to be maintained, no programming devices needed.

With the INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® app, the customer can turn any reader on site into a programming device on a secure and easy way. Allowing them to program cards for their system.

How easy would it be if the installing company no longer needs to keep track of the programming and versions of the installed readers?

With the INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® reader line you can simply read the configuration securely with an android cellphone.

How easy would it be to use a cellphone to enter your building without the hassle of cards that can be lost or are an extra investment?

Or have visitors use their phone to enter your premises on their visits to get access?

The INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® reader line with the RF-DISTRI-ACCESS app allows you to do this.

No more loss due to cards that are not returned.

INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® line readers in combination with the INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® app allows all of this and even more.

The reader line consists of 3 type of readers of which 2 have all the above features.

No proprietary technology, but open standards like MIFARE and MIFARE DESFire and NFC.

The first readertype is the INID SmartProx, that reads all 125 KHz type of technologies like PSK, FSK and ASK and therefor covering all popular cards on the market.

The second readertype is the SmartReader that does all 13.56 MHz type of technologies type A and type B.

Examples are MIFARE, MIFARE DESFire (all flavours) and NFC (Android phones but also bankcards)

The third type is the MultiSmart that combines all features of the SmartProx and SmartReader in one.


The readers can do up to 5 technologies simultaneously allow to use different cards of different technologies mixed on one system. Therefore providing an smooth conversion from Proximity to for example Mifare or Desfire within one system.

The RF-DISTRIFLEX® reader line supports flexible all output formats like Wiegand, Clock & Data but also the full implementation of the OSDP protocol.

All of this is possible because the RF-DISTRIFLEX® reader line standard comes with a TTL/RS 485 output integrated.

And should technology change, the RF-DISTRIFLEX® reader line is a future proof investment due to the field updatability, so new firmware or setting can be loaded either by using a card or Android Cellphone.

This all without having to de-install the readers.


INID RF-DISTRIFLEX®  brings the future to your doorstep today!

Interested? Contact us or your system provider on the possibilities for your organization and customers.

INID readers GSA FICAM APL2 certified2015-10-14 18:55:32

INID ISO14443 Smart Readers successfully passed extensive testing by CertiPath Laboratory for GSA FICAM APL2 certification and listing under HSPD-12, FIPS201-2, FICAM approved security products.

The complete GSA FICAM PACS solution tested and certified included:

  • VALIDATION SERVICE = Technology Industries (TI) EntryPoint Software (Validation & High Assurance Reader Services),

  • PACS = Will-Burt LINX  Physical Access Control System,

  • FICAM READER  = Oberthur OTSmart / INID ISO14443 Smart Card Reader w/OSDP Secure Channell. (Note; readers were submitted under the Oberthur Technology brand (OEM customer of INID)

APL2 #10067  (INID #500-5000A) and APL2 #10068  (INID #500-5040A w/PIN keypad)

INID is the first reader manufacturer that provide this solution (also) with OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol)

All INID access readers now certified for UL-294 and CAN/ULC-S3192015-04-22 09:14:46

The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) across the US and Canada accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product compliance to published industry standards.

INID highly cares about safety and quality and for that reason INID has submitted all our access control readers to the UL-294 and CAN/ULC-S319 certification.

And naturally the INID readers also comply to FCC, CE and RoHS

INID readers well represented at the SIA OSDP Interoperability Demo at ISC West2015-04-22 09:07:53

INID readers where well represented at the SIA OSDPTM Interoperability Demo at ISC West

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​As part of the ISC West show in Las Vegas, the Security Industry Association (SIA) Standards Committee presented an Interoperability Exhibition at the SIA booth, #10075.

The exhibition will demonstrate how use of the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDPTM), which is being released and extended by SIA Standards, is enabling the integration of a variety of products and software implementations for customers of security systems.

The exhibition featured products that use the OSDPTM specification including readers, panels, cards and applications.

The INID readers where choosen by many participants and demonstrate that the secure bi-directional OSDPTM protocol is a real enhancement towards more security and perhaps the most important thing for the future of the industry.

INID releases INID RF-DISTRIFLEX® concept2014-08-31 11:12:47

INID releases her revolutionairy concept for distribution RF-DISTRIFLEX®

The world we live in is constantly changing. New media and new technologies increase our possibilities but do not always simplify our work.
New RFtechnologies, new protocols, new standards require a lot from the logistic side of your company.
INID is constantly looking for innovations to make our customers benefit from the technological features without increasing the workload on the logistic side.
That is why we introduce a brand new (patent pending) concept RF-DISTRIFLEX®that will let you use all the advantages of the modern RF technologies without the logistic hassle of programming and configuring to your customer's needs.
RF-DISTRIFLEX® is a concept where we bring all our innovative features of our readers and the modern media together to make your, and your customers back-office simpier, still creating maximum flexibility.
More information on this concept is in our download section.

OSDP (open supervised device protocol) now standard implemented in INID high frequency readers.2014-08-31 10:39:26

INID has always been an enthusiastic supporter of OSDP

The initiative to standardize the communication between PACS and reader in a way that equals the sophisticated communication security level between readers and smart cards is in our vision no longer an option but a necessity.

The SIA OSDP is a communication protocol that allows devices, such as card readers, control panels or other security management systems to work together. It provides the industry with a solution that moves far beyond the widely used Wiegand standard, and adds sophisticated, valuable features such as bi-directional communication. A two-way channel paves the way for advanced security applications such as the handling of Smartcard technology, PKI, and mobile device access.

INID has implemented OSDP to the latest standard including secure encryption levels.

Together with the in all high frequency standard dual interface RS 485 / TTL the INID readers are future proof.

Even if the future brings important updates the INID reader line can be field updated, assuring customers state of the art technology.