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Configuring Security Expert Readers

Configuring Security Expert Readers

Issue

Configuring Security Expert Readers

Product Line

Security Expert

Environment

Security Expert Smart Card Readers

Cause

Security Expert Smart Card Readers have options such as Mifare Reading Mode, LED colors, etc. that can be configured. How the readers are configured will depend on the reader's firmware.

Resolution

The method used to configure a Security Expert Smart Card Reader depends on the firmware version it is using. There is no way to visually determine the firmware version. To identify what firmware the reader was shipped with from the factory refer to Knowledge Base article Identifying Security Expert Smart Card Readers Firmware.

1. Smart Card Readers with firmware below build 200 - (I.e. 1.04.64)
These are older readers which were configured with a serial terminal program by connecting to the reader using a USB-RS485 converter.  Please refer to the 'Installer Programming' section of the attached Smart Card Reader Installation Manual - Feb 2017. This has been replaced by a newer version of the manual on Exchange which no longer includes this information.

2. Smart Card Readers with firmware build 200 or above (I.e. 1.04.229)
These newer readers do not have a serial interface and will require a configuration card to change reader options.            The configuration card (SX-ISO-CONFIG) is ordered from Schneider Electric, see the Security Expert Credentials Order Form for details. 

Note:The configuration Card PRX-PROG-LF mentioned in the attached manual (Feb 2017) is obsolete was replaced by SX-ISO-CONFIG.

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