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Get a Prox license for
HID Prox, Indala, or Keri cards

To read HID Prox, Indala, or Keri project cards, you need readers with a Prox license.

Which readers are affected?

All 125 kHz readers (including multi-frequency readers) purchased as of 1 June 2020. Readers purchased before that date don't need a license. This also applies when updating the firmware.

Deploying a Prox license on ACCESS200 readers disables the Wiegand interface.

How does licensing work?

  • The license covers HID Prox, Indala, and Keri project cards. It's not possible to purchase a license for just one of these card types.
  • You need to purchase a license for each reader.
  • The license is permanent and doesn't need to be renewed.
  • You cannot disable a license on a reader or transfer it to a different one.

What license types are available?

There are 2 license types:

  • Standard license: This license can be used on any reader hardware.
  • SE license: This is a discounted license for readers with an HID iCLASS SE Processor (also known as "iCLASS SAM").

SE licenses only work as long an HID iCLASS SE Processor is inserted in the reader.

How to order a Prox license?

You can either order readers with preinstalled licenses or use a BALTECH LicenseCard to deploy the licenses yourself.

How to check if my reader has a Prox license?

You can check a reader's license using BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.

  1. Connect the reader to your computer.

    I have an Ethernet reader.

    To work with BALTECH tools, an Ethernet reader must be unconfigured, or required permissions must be granted in PKI Authentication and Encryption settings.

  2. Open BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.

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

  3. In the bottom right, click Show Full Reader Info.
    Screenshot: More Reader Information button in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer

  4. On the left of the Full Reader Info page, the Licenses section indicates if the reader has no license, a Standard Prox license, or an SE Prox license.

    Screenshot: Prox license info of a BALTECH RFID reader displayed in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer

Which error codes indicate a missing Prox license?

If you develop your own host application, the error code HID.ErrLicense indicates a missing Prox license. It is produced by the following low-level commands:

Besides, the error code VHL.ErrNoTag, produced by the VHL.Select command, may among other things indicate a missing Prox license, too.