But yes as the oyster cards are a mifare classic chip you can use them.
Print/copy software and the paxton door entry software know nothing about each other and will never meet. Both systems store the card number in their own way. Depending on card and readers used both systems may also read different numbers, again this isnt an issue as the two systems just dont care about each other :)
Also how do you go about programming the cards?
Am i right in saying the card only stores a unique string or characters? The reader then looks up that unique string on a database and then takes action based on the database results.
Would the cards come with the pre-programed number or is that something that can be added\modified?
Well this is a handy thread as I need to do exactly the same thing!
We've got Paxton at the moment, staff cards printed and details set up in the database but no door readers as yet.
We also have Konica Minolta copiers, currently using bio authentication (not fingerprint) but want to replace with cards as it's not 100% reliable when hands are cold etc
I know Paxton cards are proprietary so looks like HID is the way to go, this for the copier...
Konica Minolta Proximity Card Authentication. AU-201H Security Device
Konica Minolta Proximity Card Authentication. AU-202H Security Device
And then HID readers for the door controllers
Access Control UK - Net2 range - Proximity HID™ readers
As mentioned above the two systems don't integrate but provided that they're reading the same frequency cards and same bit depth it should just be a matter of associating the token with each system and away we go?
Only other qu I've got is how many people are running the Paxton management software on a virtual server? I've got it up there at the moment but apparently it's not fully supported due to the packet forwarding going on at hypervisor level... can't see why it shouldn't work but would feel more warm fuzzies if I hear of it working successfully elsewhere :)
Oyster card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cheap card reader I've just bought off eBay doesn't read them at all:
HF RFID Mifare Card Writer/Reader USB 13.56M HZ 14443A | eBay
It could be that the card isn't compatible, or simply that I have a a non-working card reader. It's supposed to be a lovely simple device that acts as a USB keyboard, so no driver or anything to install, you just plug in to a USB port and run an application to read 10-digit serial numbers from the console.
Does anyone know of a reliable source of Oyster-compatible, USB keyboard compatible readers?
If you have access to a Samsung S2/S3 try and see if you can link to the NFC chip on those - would be cool to program door entry to allow access while using the phone as a swipe card!