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11th May 2013, 06:25 PM #1
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?
11th May 2013, 07:26 PM #2
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
11th May 2013, 07:50 PM #3
To be honest I doubt any other solutions like the pcounter etc... would re-use the paxton db they may do.
11th May 2013, 09:04 PM #4
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.
11th May 2013, 09:12 PM #5
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.
11th May 2013, 09:50 PM #6
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.
11th May 2013, 10:09 PM #7
Get the users to do it themselves. Many hands makes light work !
Originally Posted by robk
11th May 2013, 10:14 PM #8
Agreed, but we ate talking teachers who would only moan!
11th May 2013, 10:48 PM #9
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.
11th May 2013, 11:02 PM #10
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
11th May 2013, 11:42 PM #11
That is correct, there is a tick box to enable self association similar to PCounter too.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
Beaware some card readers will look very similar but will read cards differently, some can be reporgrammed to read the same.
12th May 2013, 04:44 PM #12
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.
12th May 2013, 05:19 PM #13
12th May 2013, 05:46 PM #14
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.
12th May 2013, 06:29 PM #15
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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