Identify a card type

  1. Connect a test 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

  4. Place the card you want to identify on the reader.
    The card will be shown in the upper part of the window including card type.
    Screenshot: Preview of an example 13.56 MHz card in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer

Some cards have subtypes

Some card types such as EMarin, HID Prox, or Hitag have subtypes. These are also shown in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.
Example: Hitag has the subtypes "1/S" and "2".
Make sure to write down the subtype as well because you'll need it to create project settings.