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Nuance ID card readers - configuration tool

Question:

When testing cards or configuring Equitrac / Nuance ID card readers, what tool should be used?

Answer:

Nuance provides the Reader Maintainer software, with capabilities that include the following:

  • Test to see if a card reader is functional
  • Test the values read by the card reader
  • Enable or disable the card reader to beep when a card is read
  • Configure a USB card reader to work with  Epson, Fuji-Xerox, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba or Xerox MFPs
  • Configure a USB card reader to work with a PC (for use with Release Station, Deposit Station, etc.)
  • Limit the card reader to a specific card type (to minimize reading other cards included in a wallet)
  • Load custom configurations
  • Update firmware

The Nuance Reader Maintainer (NRM) is for use with the current ID card readers, including the following:

  Part Numbers      
Manufacturing P/N (on bottom of reader) Orderable P/N Boxed P/N Description Operating frequencies
Y591-E141-202 CRU00X02 Y10B-E141-202 USB Card Reader - Mifare (Gen 2) 13.56 MHz
Y591-E125-202 CRU00Z02 Y10B-E125-202 USB Card Reader - HID/Indala/EM Marin/Hitag 125 kHz
Y591-EMUL-202 CRU0MF02 Y10B-EMUL-202 USB Card Reader - Multi-Card 13.56 MHz, 125 kHz
Y591-EMSI-202 CRU0MC02 Y10B-EMSI-202 USB Card Reader - Multi-Card (iClass decoding) 13.56 MHz, 125 kHz
Y591-ELG2-202 CRU00Y02 Y10B-ELG2-202 USB Card Reader - Legic (gen 2) 13.56 MHz
Y591-EMUL-402 CRN0MF02 Y10B-EMUL-402 Ethernet Card Reader - Multi-card 13.56 MHz, 125 kHz
Y591-EMSI-402 CRN0MC02 Y10B-EMSI-402 Ethernet Card Reader -  Multi-card SAM iClass 13.56 MHz, 125 kHz
Y591-ELG2-402 CRN00Y02 Y10B-ELG2-402 Ethernet Card Reader -  Legic 13.56 MHz

The Equitrac Reader Maintainer Tool (RMT) is for use with the Equitrac ID card readers and legacy card reader, including the following:

  Part Numbers      
Manufacturing P/N (on bottom of reader) Orderable P/N Boxed P/N Description Operating frequencies
Y591-EMIF-202 CRU00X00 Y10B-EMIF-202 USB Card Reader - Mifare (Gen 1) 13.56 MHz
Y591-ELEG-202 CRU00Y00 Y10B-ELEG-202 USB Card Reader - Legic (Gen 1) 13.56 MHz
Y591-EHID-202 CRU00Z00 Y10B-EHID-202 USB Card Reader - HID (Gen 1) 125 kHz
Y591-EMAG-202 CRU00M00 Y10B-EMAG-202 USB Card Reader - Magstripe n/a
Y591-EIND-202 CRU00N00 Y10B-EIND-202 USB Card Reader - Indala/EM Marin/Hitag (Gen 1) 125 kHz
Y591-Ixxx-xxx     Internal readers  

The ERM and NRM can be downloaded through Nuance partner portals.  Please note that only certified partners and resellers may have access. End customers should contact the support provider for assistance.

Equitrac - http://partners.equitrac.com/

SafeCom - http://via.safecom.eu/login

Please refer to the documentation on detailed operations of the tool.