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HID Global OMNIKEY® 5121

The HID Global OMNIKEY® 5121 is a dual interface PC-linked reader that will read/write to both a 13.56 MHz RFID contactless smart card and virtually any contact smart card.

The HID Global OMNIKEY® 5121 supports three ISO standards for contactless cards (ISO 14443 A/B and 15693) as well as the ISO 7816 and the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) industry standard for contact cards. Maximum support for a great variety of smart cards is therefore ensured. Stable and reliable drivers make this reader the preferred choice for your contact and contactless application.

The dual interface feature economically supports end-user environments where both contactless and contact smart card technology may be in use.

The HID Global OMNIKEY® 5121 allows users to experience the convenience, speed, and security of contactless technology for applications including log-on to Windows®, networks, websites, and applications or the secure storage of user names, passwords, and personal information. The use of contactless smart card technology for PC-linked applications is limited only to your imagination!

Contactless Smart Cards Supported

TheHID Global OMNIKEY® 5121 is based on a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card RFID interface that is compliant with ISO specifications 14443 A and B and 15693. The reader works with a variety of 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards including, but not limited to:

- Philips: MIFARE®, DESFire®, MIFARE ProX®, and i.code


- Texas Instruments: TagIT®

- ST Micro: x-ident, SR 176, SR 1X 4K

- Infineon: My-d (in secure mode UID only)

- Atmel: AT088RF020

- KSW MicroTech: KSW TempSens

Following features make theHID Global OMNIKEY® 5121 the perfect answer to the increasing demands of many applications:


USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus)

Contactless Standards

ISO14443A, ISO14443B, ISO15693

Cable Length

180cm/ 70.9"

Power supply

USB bus powered

Card Contacting Unit

100.000 insertion cycles

Card Power supply

60 mA

Status indicator


Transmission Speed contact interface

with PC: 12 Mbps (USB 2.0 Full Speed).
with Card: up to 420 Kbps

Transmission Speed contactless interface

with PC: 12 Mbps (USB 2.0 Full Speed)
with Card: up to 424 Kbps


T=0, T=1, 2-wire: SLE4432, SLE4442 (S=10), 3-wire: SLE4418, SLE4428 (S=9), I2C (S=8), SLE 4404

Smart Cards

Supports 5V, 3V and 1,8V Smart Cards





Operating Systems

Windows 98/ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003, 2008. 2012 Server
Windows XP64bit (IA64, AMD64, EM64T)

Windows  7
Windows 8
Mac OS


Microsoft WHQL, EMV 2000




OEM-Logo possible, Customer specific colors possible


super heavy standing base


Download Drivers

CardMan 5121 Datasheet

Reader mounting options

Contactless Developer's Guide

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