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Proximity cards, also known as prox cards, are low frequency 125 kHz credentials that feature an embedded metallic antenna coil that stores cardholder data. Data stored on a proximity card, key fob or tag can be detected by a reader when the proximity card is passed within range. Proximity cards are commonly used as access control cards, and are also used in security, identification, ticketing, toll, and other applications that require fast processing speeds.HID Proximity cards, tags, and key fobs:
Choose 26 bit (H10301) format, 37 bit (H10302) format, or 35 bit Corporate 1000 format cards
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Specify your proprietary Corporate 1000 prox card format
Configure your Corporate 1000 prox card programming options and place your order onlineHID Indala proximity cards, tags, and key fobs:
Designed for rugged, high-usage environments
Feature 172 bit read/write contactless smart card technology
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Easy, off-the-shelf ordering in standard 26-bit Weigand formatAWID proximity cards, tags, and key fobs:
Choose 26 bit format or 37 bit format
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There are three primary factors that affect compatibility between proximity cards and proximity card readers.The reader must be capable of reading the card frequency. For example, the pcProx Plus Enroll Prox Card Reader can read 125 kHz prox cards and 13.56 MHz contactless cards.Some readers are programmed to only read specific formats. (i.e. 26 bit, 37 bit, etc.)Some readers are programmed to only read a proprietary card that must be reordered from the original proximity program provider.
While you can look at your card reader's specifications, the best way to ensure compatibility is to reorder the same proximity cards with the same configurations. This information is often found on the packaging from the original cards. If you are unable to locate this information, call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405. We're happy to help!
All ID cards should be handled with care. Due to the added cost and sensitive internal components, proximity cards require additional care. The following tips will help prevent damage and ensure a high quality print:Handle Your Cards with Care: Take extra care when opening the shrink wrapping. Do not use a knife or another sharp object that can scratch the cards. Also, hold your unprinted prox cards by the edges, not at the finished surface. Oils from your hands will transfer to the cards and may cause smudging or other distortions during printing.Check for Debris: Before loading the cards into your printer, check for surface debris. If the cards require cleaning, use 99% pure isopropyl alcohol. (Anything else may leave a residue on the cards.)Design Your Cards with Embedded Components in Mind: To achieve the best results, avoid a card design with large areas of solid color; instead, use a white background or art with a varied color or pattern.Take Care of Your Card Printer: Print cards in an area free from airborne particles. Dirt and debris on the cards or that gets into the printer may affect print quality or damage the printer. Also, all printer manufacturers recommend cleaning your ID card printer regularly, typically after every ribbon change or after every 250 prints.Understand That Image Quality May Vary: Even if cards are handled carefully, image quality may vary due to printer set-up variations, material variations, environment changes, and other variables. Also, you may occasionally notice very fine scuff marks on the surface of your proximity door access cards. These marks sometimes occur during final inspection and testing and will not affect the printer or image quality.