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Deploy configuration to reader

There are several ways of deploying a configuration to your readers. Here, you'll get an overview.

Wired Upload

Connect the reader to a computer, e.g. via USB, and upload the configuration via BALTECH Uploader.

Recommended for:

  • ID-engine ZM Module
  • ID-engine ZB Brick/Set
  • ID-engine XE

Equipment & requirements:

  • Laptop with any version of BALTECH Uploader
    If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it here as part of BALTECH ToolSuite.
  • USB cable
  • Deployable configuration file, exported in BEC2 or BEC format
  • Any reader firmware version

Learn how it works

Wireless Upload

Connect a transfer reader to a laptop and upload the configuration wirelessly via the transfer reader to the target reader over NFC.

Recommended for:

Equipment & requirements:

  • Laptop with BALTECH Uploader v4.26 or above
    If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it here as part of BALTECH ToolSuite.
  • Deployable configuration file, exported in BEC2 format
  • Transfer reader: ID-engine ZB Brick, ISO/MIFARE product line (10115)

    The LEGIC product line (10117) as well as legacy readers with a firmware ID other than 1100 will not work.

  • Target readers with the following firmware:

    • 1100 v2.00 or above
    • Custom firmware originally created as of November 2021

Learn how it works


Present a BALTECH ConfigCard to the reader.

Recommended for:

  • ACCESS200

    ConfigCards are easier to handle than Wireless Upload. However, due to space limitations, you cannot use them to deploy configurations packaged with a firmware.

Equipment & requirements:

Learn how to deploy the ConfigCard

During reader production

If you order large reader quantities, we can also deploy the configuration for you during production. For details, please get in touch.

Options for developers

Invoke Uploader from application

To automate Wired Upload, Wireless Upload, or ConfigCard creation in BALTECH Uploader, you can invoke Uploader from your own application or script.

Implement wired upload yourself

Alternatively, you can implement wired upload via USB or RS-232/UART yourself, e.g. to integrate the upload into your own application.