NFC reader/writer for windows


  • NFC Ring Team

    I tried the Omnikey 6321 and failed to get it working.

    I spoke to Omnikey and got this response:

    Do you own an HID OMNIKEY reader (model 6321?) and you want to perform a smart card logon using this reader?
    If so, then you should refer to the Microsoft documentation and webpages describing how to set up and perform a smart card logon. Setting up smart card logon is outside HID Global's scope.
    HID Global provide support on the OMNIKEY reader, but the Windows smart card logon can be done with any type of reader and is independent of that type of reader.

    Which is fine, basically deflect the issue back to Microsoft, so good luck.

    The TLDR is that the NTAG216 IC doesn't is shown as "Unknown Smart Card" in Windows which makes me think this is a none starter.. However, I also tried various other cards nearly all of which respond as unknown EXCEPT The Desfire EV1 which shows as some random unknown card..

    So I think it's probably too early to trust Microsoft with this functionality and you might want to abstract in the same way ASUS does...

    I will forward this thread on to Omnikey and see if they want to be pro-active in providing a solution for us or if they aren't that interested in supporting Windows Logon with their devices. If they aren't interested in supporting it, perhaps they should remove it from their product listing?


  • NFC Ring Team

    I went back to them and got this response:

    Hi John,
    For the logon, you need a software which connects your NTAG credential into Windows Logon.
    Maybe the RFID Suite from ISLog does.
    It's the same approach as using MIFARE classic cards or other memory cards for logon.
    Only PKI cards with a Mini-driver are natively supported by Windows for logon.
    At least this is a third party application you need to use for it.

    I don't have time to lead on this now so if anyone else can pick up where I have left off I'd appreciate that! :)


  • NFC Ring Team

    Hey guys just an update on this, I have been working w/ a third party to put together a solution for us. The experience w/ ACR122 & other readers is exceptional. This will take months to materialize so please be patient :) The third party afaik don't offer a consumer usage license yet so that's what I'm going to try to negotiate for NFC Ring Owners.


  • Community Helper

    I'm in for any field tests ;-)
    Please keep us in the loop.
    I really like my Arduino solution and it will be even better with the Keyduino but I'd love a solution for my laptop



  • @johnyma22 I have an ACR1252U - happy to get involved with any testing. I have two 2016 rings.



  • hi
    i am not familiar with nfc.

    how could i add nfc function to a rfid reader ?

    i want to add nfc function to this **UHF RFID Module RS232 Reader Module **

    how could i do ?



  • @Kingbob Well, maybe you can take a look Syncotek smart card reader writer, some items suit for Android phones and tablets, and some for Windows, hope this helps!



  • Despite starting the thread i havent check back for ages. Was about to finally look buying a reader/write, and was thinking the HID because of the reputable brand name, lucky i did!
    Might look at getting one of the ACR's instead.

    But am looking forward to seeing what solution you come up with !


  • Community Helper

    The ACR units are cheap and readily available, but I must say I am very impressed with the performance of the HID units, especially the omnikey 6321. If I had a choice I'd get that one every time.


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