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Ec1 00


The EC1 mullion reader is a complete Census® reader. It has been designed to provide a short range, low cost alternative to Identec's 'Hands Free' readers.

It is simple and quick to install. Supplied as standard in a black ABS housing the fixing screws are covered with a grey and blue Polycarbonate label as shown. Alternative housing and labels can be supplied contact Identec for further information.

The EC1 operates with any Census® tag providing a typical reading range with the TC1 tags of 15cm. LED indication is provided to indicate power to the reader and that a tag is being read. A separate Green LED can be controlled externally to indicate acceptance by the management systems. The whole unit is encapsulated. Optional Buzzer facility can be added to sound when tag presented or when a battery low tag is detected.

The product is suitable for numerous applications, they include but are not limited to:

  • Replace Card Swipe Readers
  • Hazardous areas
  • Areas with high levels of interference
  • Short range / localised requirements
  • Simple Tag Battery Tester.


Access Control

Convenient touch free technology to easily manage access to your locations.

Car Parking

Create an intelligent parking system where the entry and exit of cars are monitored, with vehicle or driver identification, or both.

Technical Specification

Specification Details
Power requirements 6 to 28 volts DC @ 15mA
Dimensions 116 x 40 x 17mm
Weight 75g
Temperature range -20°C to +60°C (non condensing)
Housing Black ABS with Polycarbonate label
LED function RED internally controlled
GREEN externally controlled
Output Formats EC1 - Standard 26 bit Wiegand
EC2 - Customer specific formats
(Wiegand, Clock & Data or Serial Data)
Terminations 5 way screw terminal
Fixing 2 x N°8 wood screws

Reading ranges vary with the type of tag and the reader model used, please refer to the Census® Products Matrix for further information.


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Identec Limited consistently supply radio frequency identification access control and electronic identification products that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers. We also offer a one year no quibble guarantee, and pride ourselves in our excellent after-sales customer service.

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