AWID SP-6820 Proximity Card Reader

AWID SP-6820 Proximity Card Reader

AWID’s SP-6820 Proximity Card Reader is a switchplate-type reader that combines
exceptional reading distance and easy mounting directly on a single-gang box.

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AWID’s SP-6820 Proximity Card Reader is a switchplate-type reader that combines
exceptional reading distance and easy mounting directly on a single-gang box.
With a read range up to 8 inches, the SP-6820 reader delivers excellent performance
without compromising quality, durability, attractive appearance, and ease of
Installation The SP-6820 reader is designed to fit perfectly on a single-gang
electrical utility box. The metal-compensation that is built into every SP-6820
reader assures minimal loss of read range when the reader is mounted on a metal
surface. The SP-6820 reader also can be fastened by 2 screws on any wall or other
Features The SP-6820 reader contains (a) a 3-color LED, (b) a 4 kilohertz beeper,
and (c) a “hold” circuit. Both LED and beeper are controlled by the reader itself.
All three functions can be controlled externally by the host system. The LED can
indicate access-granted by the host. The beeper can be used as an alarm that
prevents further card reads until the alarm condition is cleared. The “hold”
circuit delays code transmission from the reader until the host requests it.
Testing The reader is self-testing – using its own LED and beeper, it needs
no interface to a controller to assure the installer and cardholder of correct
performance. The reader is also selfdiagnostic – if DC power is unstable, or if
electrical noise is induced in the cable, the reader resets and its LED changes to
Operation AWID’s proximity readers use a re-present mode that requires that
the user remove the card from the reader’s field before the card can be read again.
This feature eliminates multiple reads from a single presentation of the card. The
SP-6820 reader has both Wiegand data interface for basic 4-wire connection (7
wires when all features are controlled), and also RS-232 serial interface. Code
transmission from both interfaces is simultaneous.
Environment The SP-6820 reader is ready for installation indoors and outdoors.
The ABS plastic enclosure, quickly installed when its cover is removed, provides
a secure package when the cover is snapped on the base. Epoxy resin potting
protects the electronic circuits.
Credentials All of AWID’s 125 kilohertz proximity credentials may be used with
the SP-6820 reader. This includes clamshell and graphics-quality cards, keytags,
hangtags, and adhesive wafers. Read range varies with the credential type.

• Convenient size . . . Fits like a cover plate on a box or wall
• Clean, handsome design . . . Matches good architecture at site
• Ready for heavy use at all sites . . . Non-contact reading of cards and tags
• Perfect for wall, cabinet, single-gang box
• Strong two-part ABS plastic enclosure
• Easy mounting . . . 2 screws match holes in a utility box
• Special read range in a small unit . . . Up to 8 inches with cards
• Visual and audible indicators . . . 3-color LED and beeper inside reader
• Controllable functions in reader . . . LED, beeper, hold can be wired to panel
• Easy power . . . Connects to panel’s DC terminals
• Quick wiring to host panel . . . Basic 4-wire hook-up; 7 wires maximum
• Standard Wiegand data output . . . Data-0 & Data-1 panel connections
• Alternative RS-232 data output . . . Interface to PC or special controller
• Uniform code formats . . . Standard 26-bit plus special codes
• No programming in reader . . . SP-6820 is ready to read all AWID codes
• Self-testing for good operation . . . LED & beeper indicate performance
• High value ratio . . . Excellent performance; low cost

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