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    Mifare Cards, Paxton Net2 and integration with other systems

    We are in the middle of installing a Paxton Net 2 system with Mifare cards to allow integration with other systems (MFDs is our next project).

    Paxton seems to give a 8 digit card number where the other card reader I have gives a 10 digit code....

    I am not sure if I have a dodgy card reader (it was off ebay from China...) or if we are likely to run into issues when we want to reuse the cards (I would like to avoid re-enrolling the cards into a second system).

    Also looking at trying to automate the creation of users etc?

    Any Paxton users who can comment?

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    We have a Paxton Net2 system and it works very. I can't remember how many numbers our cards and fobs have off the top of my head though. I'm not quite sure what your concern over this was?

    Like you I'd like to automate the creation of users and Paxton have made noises about integrating with Biostore and that may have even happened by now. I guess AD integration would be the ideal scenario

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    To be honest I doubt any other solutions like the pcounter etc... would re-use the paxton db they may do.

    Ben

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    I am looking at exporting the Paxton user list, and importing into other things. However the Paxton system seems to read a 8 digit code and other readers give a 10 Digit serial number.

    I was hoping to clarify what Paxton reads from the card? There appears to be a Paxton API which may be useful in automating some form of batch import/export from the Paxton db.

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    FWIW my understanding is that many systems will use 'any old' RFID code.
    I'm pretty sure that Papercut devices on MFD's can be configured to ask a user to authenticate to Active Directory when they detect a card not registered in the database.

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    I am really hoping not to have to enrol each card onto several separate systems. Hence trying to see what I can export/import between platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robk View Post
    I am really hoping not to have to enrol each card onto several separate systems. Hence trying to see what I can export/import between platforms.
    Get the users to do it themselves. Many hands makes light work !

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    Agreed, but we ate talking teachers who would only moan!

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    Paxton will read the uid of the card however if it stores a truncated number you would have set anu other system up the same.

    We use pcounter with our Salto mifare cards and they self register on the copier.

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    Got exactly the same thing here, paxton net2 and we use uniflow print management with card readers.

    Most systems read the two hidden digits off the START of the card while net2 does not. This is really annoying becuase uniflow allows me to do code conversion and chop that number down to as many or as few numbers on the card as i wish for it to read, but it can only chop the numbers off the end and not the start. Personally i scan everything into both systems but I have asked them to update uniflow to be able to ignore the first X amount of digits opposed to the end. No idea when or if that will happen though

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I'm pretty sure that Papercut devices on MFD's can be configured to ask a user to authenticate to Active Directory when they detect a card not registered in the database.
    That is correct, there is a tick box to enable self association similar to PCounter too.

    Beaware some card readers will look very similar but will read cards differently, some can be reporgrammed to read the same.

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    So it may be that I need to read the cards with a third party reader to get the full 10 Digit code, then import the truncated code into Paxton rather than the other way round. That's worth checking up on.

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    Might as well just buy a paxton one £55 http://www.paxton.co.uk/products.asp...up=group-05043

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    That's what we have, I need to be able to export the card nos out of Paxton, to import into other systems, which will not be always be using Paxton readers.

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    Copiers normally use a usb card reader so could have a paxton one other systems you will have to test for compatability and or specify paxton compatability.

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