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Kofax ID card readers - configuration tool

Question:

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

Answer:

Kofax 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 Kofax Reader Maintainer (KRM) 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 KRM can be obtained from the Kofax electronic Fulfillment site - https://delivery.kofax.com/

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