With Read-a-Card, you can:

  • View a contactless smartcard’s unique ID and automatically insert it into text input fields
  • Insert a custom prefix and suffix when performing RFID ‘keyboard wedge’ functions
  • Read and display MIFARE, DESFire and other card serial numbers in hex and decimal
  • Read HID iClass & Prox card IDs, with appropriate readers (including Corporate 1000)
  • Read MIFARE sectors, DESFire files and NFC tags
  • Read and transform data with custom bitwise decode formats
  • Use MIFARE and DESFire keys supplied securely stored in hardware SAMs
  • Supports multiple readers with the ability to detect and log unique reader IDs
  • Automatically log card IDs to file, with time stamp and reader ID
  • Run commands, play sounds and perform quiet or browser-based web requests for each read
  • De-duplicate repeated card reads
  • Optionally run at start up and in the background
  • Lock other users from editing your configuration settings with a password
  • Work with a wide range of USB, Bluetooth, IP-connected and serial RS232 readers

Advanced developer features

  • Windows messaging API for integration with other desktop apps
  • Built in web server for browser integration using Javascript
  • Plug-in architecture for further extensions when needed

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