Check which frequencies a reader supports

If you're unsure about the frequencies your reader supports, you can find out using BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.

To check for a reader's supported frequencies:

  1. Connect the reader to your computer.
  2. Open BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.

    If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it herecall_made as part of BALTECH ToolSuite.

  3. Click the reader, then click Select.

    • If several interfaces are shown for the reader, please select HID.
    • Connecting an Ethernet reader currently only works in maintenance mode or with PKI encryption (learn more).

    Screenshot: Select a reader in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer

At the bottom of the screen, check the Supported Card Types info box:

Label Meaning
13.56 MHz All cards using the 13.56 MHz frequency except LEGIC cards
125 kHz All cards using the 125 kHz frequency

Here's more information on card types and frequencies.