Identify a card type
- Connect a test reader to your computer.
Open BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.
If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it here as part of BALTECH ToolSuite.
Click the reader, then click Select.
- If several interfaces are shown for the reader, please select HID.
- Connecting an Ethernet reader works when the reader is unconfigured or required permissions are granted in PKI Encryption and Authorization settings.
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.
Some cards have subtypes
Some card types such as EMarine, HID Prox, or HITAG have subtypes. These are also shown in BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.
Example: HITAG has the subtypes "1/S" and "2".
Write down the subtype as well because you'll need it to configure the reader's RFID interface.