Cards & Tags

Siemens recommends Cotag, smart card or standard proximity (125 kHz) technology for new access control installations. We can also provide magnetic stripe cards for use in existing magnetic stripe systems.

Cotag is a very convenient and user-friendly card technology that is unique on the market. When Cotag technology is used, it is possible to have both proximity and hands-free card reading in the same system. All Cotag readers can read both active (long-range) and passive (proximity) Cotag cards and tags, and both types of cards and tags can be mixed in the same system to provide ultimate convenience and cost-efficiency. This is particularly useful in cases where some cardholders are disabled or where hands are often occupied, such as in a hospital or a warehouse. Cotag is more secure than standard 125 kHz technology because the content on the card is protected and there is no equipment available outside Siemens to copy or tamper with the cards.

Smart cards offer a high level of security and provide the advantage of being multi-purpose. They function as proximity access cards, but since they can store much more information they can also be used as cash cards at company restaurants or vending machines, for example. It is also possible to store biometric data such as fingerprint templates.

The main advantage of using standard (125 kHz) proximity cards and tags – as opposed to magnetic stripe cards – is that they only need to be held near the reader in order to be read, rather than being swiped. This means less wear and tear on cards and more convenience for system users.

Introduction

Cotag “active” technology makes use of an onboard battery that boosts the reading range between the tag and the reader. The use of active technology cards and tags in conjunction with long range readers and loops enables true hands-free operation. Cotag active and passive technology cards and tags may be easily mixed within the same system, enabling you to allocate the most appropriate tag technology for each cardholder’s day-to-day duties.

IB928 - Active Cotag clamshell card

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib928_144x202The IB928 is a factory-encoded active card that includes a lithium battery which enables it to provide hands-free functionality when it is used together with Cotag hands-free readers. For example, the combination of the IB928 card and the HF500-Cotag reader results in a reading range of approximately 102 cm. The reading range when the IB928 is used in combination with Cotag proximity readers varies from approximately 12 to 32 cm. IB928 cards are particulary useful in environments where some cardholders are disabled or often have their hands full (i.e. a hospital or a warehouse).

One of the major advantages of Cotag technology is that active and passive cards can be mixed in the same system to provide ultimate convenience and cost-efficiency.

 

 

 


IB911 - Active Cotag key-ring tag

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib911_144x202IB911 is a factory-encoded active tag that includes a lithium battery which enables it to provide hands-free functionality when it is used together with Cotag hands-free readers. For example, the combination of the IB911 tag and the HF500-Cotag reader results in a reading range of approximately 89 cm. The reading range when the IB911 is used in combination with Cotag proximity readers varies from approximately 6 to 17 cm. IB911 tags are particulary useful in environments where some cardholders are disabled or often have their hands full (i.e. a hospital or warehouse).

One of the major advantages of Cotag technology is that active and passive cards can be mixed in the same system to provide ultimate convenience and cost-efficiency.

 

 

 

 
IB970 - Active Cotag vehicle tag

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib970_144x202The IB970 is a factory-encoded active tag that includes a lithium battery which enables it to be read by the BC5516-Cotag loop reader from distances of up to three meters (depending on loop construction). It is designed to be attached to the underside of motor vehicles, but it is also frequently mounted under wheelchairs in hospitals and care facilities. Please keep in mind that it is not recommended to use the IB970 with any readers other than the BC5516-Cotag loop reader.

 

 

 

 

 
IB968 - Passive Cotag clamshell card

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib928_144x202The IB968 is a factory-encoded passive card that does not include a battery. It can be used in combination with any Cotag reader. When it is used with a Cotag hands-free reader, the reading range is approximately 34 cm. With Cotag proximity readers, the reading range with the IB968 varies between 3 and 10 cm.

One of the major advantages of Cotag technology is that active and passive cards can be mixed in the same system to provide ultimate convenience and cost-efficiency.

 

 

 

 

IB958M - Passive Cotag card with magnetic stripe

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib41em_144x202IB958M is a passive, encoded, ISO laminated card with a magnetic stripe. It is ideal for photo ID applications as it can be custom-printed on both sides. It has a reading range of up to 30 cm with hands-free readers or up to 12 cm with proximity readers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB981 - Passive Cotag key-ring tag

IB981_Cotag_key-ring_tag_S54501-N7-A1_144x202The IB981 is a factory-encoded passive tag that does not include a battery. It can be used in combination with any Cotag reader. When it is used with a Cotag hands-free reader, the reading range is approximately 29 cm. With Cotag proximity readers, the reading range with the IB961 varies between 2 and 10 cm.

One of the major advantages of Cotag technology is that active and passive cards can be mixed in the same system to provide ultimate convenience and cost-efficiency.

 

 

 

 

ABP5100-PR - Pre-printed Mifare cards

ABP5100-PR_ABR5100-PR_144x202This is a set of 10 pre-printed Mifare Classic 1k ISO cards. They are suitable for use with all SiPass Smart Card readers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABP5100-BL - Printable Mifare cards

ABP5100-BL_144x202This is a set of blank, printable Mifare Classic 1k ISO cards. They are suitable for use with all SiPass Smart Card readers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

The main advantage of using proximity cards is that they only need to be held near the reader in order to be read. This means less wear and tear on cards and more convenience for system users.

ABR5100-PR - Pre-printed Siemens Prox cards

ABP5100-PR_ABR5100-PR_144x202This is a set of pre-printed ISO cards that are compliant with Siemens Prox technology. They can be used with the readers ARS6311-RX, AR6331-CP, AR6332-CP, AR6181-RX and AR6182-RX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABR5100-BL - Printable Siemens Prox cards

ABP5100-BL_144x202This is a set of 10 blank, printable standard ISO cards compliant with Siemens Prox technology. They can be used with the readers ARS6311-RX, AR6331-CP, AR6332-CP, AR6181-RX and AR6182-RX.

 

 

 

 

 

 


ABR5100-TG - Siemens Prox key-ring tags

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ABR5100-TG_144x202This is a set of 10 key-ring tags compliant with Siemens Prox technology. They can be used with the readers ARS6311-RX, AR6331-CP, AR6332-CP, AR6181-RX and AR6182-RX.

 

 

 

 

 

 
IB41-EM - Pre-printed EM laminated card with print

ABP5100-PR_ABR5100-PR_144x202The IB41-EM is a pre-printed ISO card that is compliant with EM4102 reading technology. It also includes a magnetic stripe. It can be used with the readers HD500-EM, PM500-EM, PR500-EM, SP500-EM, PP500-EM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
IB42-EM - Blank printable EM laminated card without print

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib41em_144x202The IB42-EM is a blank printable ISO card that is compliant with EM4102 reading technology. It also includes a magnetic stripe. It can be used with the readers HD500-EM, PM500-EM, PR500-EM, SP500-EM, PP500-EM.3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB44-EM - Key-ring tag

ps_es_ac_cardtag_cotag_ib44em_144x202The IB44-EM is a key-ring tag that is compliant with EM4102 reading technology. It can be used with the readers HD500-EM, PM500-EM, PR500-EM, SP500-EM, PP500-EM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB45-EM - EM adhesive tag

ps_es_ac_cardtag_proxi_ib45_144x202The IB45-EM is an adhesive tag that is compliant with EM4102 reading technology. It is intended to be attached to existing magnetic stripe cards when adding EM4102 readers to an existing magstripe installation. It can be used with the readers HD500-EM, PM500-EM, PR500-EM, SP500-EM, PP500-EM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

The main advantage of magnetic stripe cards is that they are inexpensive. Magnetic stripe cards are most often used to expand existing systems based on magstripe technology.


IB1 - Magnetic stripe cards

IB1_144x202This is a set of 100 Siemens-branded magnetic stripe cards with CR80 ISO format (track 2).