How Can I Simply Read a Wiegand 26-Bit Tag?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Can I Simply Read a Wiegand 26-Bit Tag?
RFID Journal Staff asked 4 years ago

I need a reader that can transmit a tag’s code so that we can identify it. This tag cannot be read by our WAVE ID pcProx Plus 13.56 MHz reader. Any suggestions?

—Eric

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Eric,

Wiegand is the standard for connecting a passive RFID reader to a door-locking mechanism. It is not an air-interface protocol. Many companies adapted the Wiegand standard to overcome its limitations, so the tags you are using could employ any number of different air-interface protocols. You would need to contact the manufacturer of the specific tags you are utilizing in order to find out what reader would be able to interrogate them.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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