VTAP100 PRO NFC reader – USB, Wi-Fi, compact case

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Mobile NFC pass reader with USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, ready to be used with an online management platform, such as the VTAP Cloud (subscription required). This reader is compatible with Apple VAS and Google Smart Tap and able to read a wide range of MIFARE, DESFire and NFC Forum cards and tags. Neatly presented in a compact case that can be installed horizontally or vertically.

£189.00

Available on back-order

Key features
Interfaces

USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Mobile pass compatibility

Apple Wallet NFC pass (VAS for loyalty/membership/ticketing plus ECP2.0 for Apple Access)
Google Wallet NFC pass (Smart Tap, extensible, including generic private passes)
Pass auto-selection, including Apple ECP1, ECP2 and Express Mode compliance; Mobile device type detection and inclusion; Multiple simultaneous pass IDs; ECC key auto-select; Apple enrolment URL and Google STUID capture, where supported.

Card/Tag compatibility

MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE DESFire, ICODE, NFC Forum Types 2,4,5;
UID/CSN reading as standard on all card types; Secure data reading on MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire; NDEF record reading on Type 2 & 4 (Ultralight/NTAG and DESFire/HCE)

Dimensions

97mm x 49mm x 40mm (3.8in x 1.9in x 1.6in)

Description

This VTAP100 PRO contactless reader can read and decrypt NFC pass data from Apple Wallet or Google Wallet, with a simple tap, and transfer that data to other systems over USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It is fully certified by both Apple and Google, to work with their respective VAS and Smart Tap protocols, supporting automatic pass selection on iOS, as well as on-board decryption.

You can use the VTAP Cloud online service to configure the VTAP100 PRO reader and route tap data to another system in real time, such as your membership, loyalty or ticketing platform. Local mode or hybrid connectivity options also possible. Let us know when you order (in the Special Instructions box) whether you need this reader for use in Local mode or Cloud mode.

As well as reading passes from iPhone or Android mobile phones, it will also read UID or secure encoded data from many types of RFID and NFC cards and tags, including MIFARE Classic and DESFire.

This boxed VTAP100 PRO reader can be used in many environments, including retail loyalty, cashless payment, gym check-in, and sports ticketing. Being separate from any payment mechanism simplifies data and security considerations, and the human experience. Although it cannot support EMV payments, the VTAP reader can be used for stored value and points redemption applications.

Pass data can be output over USB keyboard emulation or a serial interface in the same way as a mag-stripe, barcode or QR code scanner. This makes it easy to upgrade existing systems by adding a VTAP100, without software changes, to transition from a card or ticket experience to one where passes are wholly electronic. When operating in Cloud mode the VTAP100 PRO just connects to local power and a Wi-Fi network, and sends tap data to the VTAP Cloud platform, which routes the data to the chosen third-party system in real time. Responses can also be routed back to the reader, to control LEDs, buzzer and the optional expansion I/O box, for access control applications.

A USB connection from any PC is used to configure the VTAP100, by editing simple text files. Keys can be easily updated but cannot be extracted from the device. The configuration can be locked, so that the device is password protected or read-only in general use.

The VTAP100 PRO reader has a compact desktop case with a captive USB cable. This is everything needed to get started with mobile NFC pass reading. You will have access to create demonstration mobile passes, so that you can test your application. For production purposes you will need to use a third-party pass provider, or integrate directly with Apple and Google. Your branding can be extended to the readers with the addition of custom-printed front labels, as an optional extra.

Includes a free license for Dot Origin's popular Read-a-Card software - ideal for customers wanting to integrate with web or desktop applications without using keyboard emulation.

If the VTAP100 PRO reader does not fit your requirement, check out the other versions of VTAP NFC reader. These include specific models with Wiegand or OSDP interfaces for access control and turnstiles and pre-certified PCB modules for integrators, providing both USB and RS-232 serial connectivity.

Technical details
  • Power Supply: Requires standard 5V USB port or power adapter
  • Mounting options: Can be securely counter- or wall-mounted; 2 x mounting holes in base plate
  • Weight: 130g (4.6oz) including cable
  • Operating Temperature: -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 0 to 95% RH non-condensing
  • Frequency/standards: 13.56MHz, ISO 14443A/B, ISO 15693 and ISO 18092
  • Antenna(s): Integrated 40mm (1.57in) square antenna
  • Read range: Typically 25mm (1in) depending on environment and phone/card/tag antenna
  • Additional NFC modes: Dynamic tag emulation (text, URI, raw data) with smart write-back
  • Pass IDs: Up to 6 x Apple merchant IDs and 6 x Google collector IDs, if supported
  • Encryption key slots: 6 x ECC key slots (for Apple & Google merchant IDs); 9 x Application key slots (DES or AES)
  • USB device types (can enable/disable as required): USB Mass storage; Human interface device; USB Virtual COM port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity: 2.4GHz Bluetooth 4.2 and BLE – cloud/local mode, HID BLE keyboard, HID classic host, dynamic BLE beacon. Supported on Windows, Linux, OSX, Android and iOS
  • Cloud Connectivity: IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi – 2.4GHz, WPA to network/internet; Supports multiple SSIDs and local hot-spot mode for initial configuration
  • Cloud Configuration features: VTAP Cloud service enables secure remote configuration of Apple and Google pass parameters, plus Wi-Fi credentials for individual readers and fleets of readers.
  • Cloud Application features: Every tap transaction is routed to an external target application, which can be selected and configured on a per-reader or per-fleet basis, either from an expanding list of pre-made applications or customised to call your own API endpoint.
  • Operator feedback: Buzzer and LED provide both device status information (eg online/offline) and tap transaction feedback from target application (eg customised colour responses)
  • Input/Output options: Yes, via the optional VTAP100 PRO I/O Expansion Board
  • Compliance / Certification: Apple VAS, Google Smart Tap, UKCA, CE, FCC (in progress), RoHS
  • 24-month limited hardware warranty
  • Manufacturer’s part number: VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC
Downloads

VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC Datasheet

Datasheet for VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC mobile pass NFC reader from Dot Origin.

VTAP100 PRO NFC reader – USB, Wi-Fi, compact case

Mobile NFC pass reader with USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, ready to be used with an online management platform, such as the VTAP Cloud (subscription required). This reader is compatible with Apple VAS and Google Smart Tap and able to read a wide range of MIFARE, DESFire and NFC Forum cards and tags. Neatly presented in a compact case that can be installed horizontally or vertically.

£189.00

Available on back-order

Key features
Interfaces

USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Mobile pass compatibility

Apple Wallet NFC pass (VAS for loyalty/membership/ticketing plus ECP2.0 for Apple Access)
Google Wallet NFC pass (Smart Tap, extensible, including generic private passes)
Pass auto-selection, including Apple ECP1, ECP2 and Express Mode compliance; Mobile device type detection and inclusion; Multiple simultaneous pass IDs; ECC key auto-select; Apple enrolment URL and Google STUID capture, where supported.

Card/Tag compatibility

MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE DESFire, ICODE, NFC Forum Types 2,4,5;
UID/CSN reading as standard on all card types; Secure data reading on MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire; NDEF record reading on Type 2 & 4 (Ultralight/NTAG and DESFire/HCE)

Dimensions

97mm x 49mm x 40mm (3.8in x 1.9in x 1.6in)

Description

This VTAP100 PRO contactless reader can read and decrypt NFC pass data from Apple Wallet or Google Wallet, with a simple tap, and transfer that data to other systems over USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It is fully certified by both Apple and Google, to work with their respective VAS and Smart Tap protocols, supporting automatic pass selection on iOS, as well as on-board decryption.

You can use the VTAP Cloud online service to configure the VTAP100 PRO reader and route tap data to another system in real time, such as your membership, loyalty or ticketing platform. Local mode or hybrid connectivity options also possible. Let us know when you order (in the Special Instructions box) whether you need this reader for use in Local mode or Cloud mode.

As well as reading passes from iPhone or Android mobile phones, it will also read UID or secure encoded data from many types of RFID and NFC cards and tags, including MIFARE Classic and DESFire.

This boxed VTAP100 PRO reader can be used in many environments, including retail loyalty, cashless payment, gym check-in, and sports ticketing. Being separate from any payment mechanism simplifies data and security considerations, and the human experience. Although it cannot support EMV payments, the VTAP reader can be used for stored value and points redemption applications.

Pass data can be output over USB keyboard emulation or a serial interface in the same way as a mag-stripe, barcode or QR code scanner. This makes it easy to upgrade existing systems by adding a VTAP100, without software changes, to transition from a card or ticket experience to one where passes are wholly electronic. When operating in Cloud mode the VTAP100 PRO just connects to local power and a Wi-Fi network, and sends tap data to the VTAP Cloud platform, which routes the data to the chosen third-party system in real time. Responses can also be routed back to the reader, to control LEDs, buzzer and the optional expansion I/O box, for access control applications.

A USB connection from any PC is used to configure the VTAP100, by editing simple text files. Keys can be easily updated but cannot be extracted from the device. The configuration can be locked, so that the device is password protected or read-only in general use.

The VTAP100 PRO reader has a compact desktop case with a captive USB cable. This is everything needed to get started with mobile NFC pass reading. You will have access to create demonstration mobile passes, so that you can test your application. For production purposes you will need to use a third-party pass provider, or integrate directly with Apple and Google. Your branding can be extended to the readers with the addition of custom-printed front labels, as an optional extra.

Includes a free license for Dot Origin's popular Read-a-Card software - ideal for customers wanting to integrate with web or desktop applications without using keyboard emulation.

If the VTAP100 PRO reader does not fit your requirement, check out the other versions of VTAP NFC reader. These include specific models with Wiegand or OSDP interfaces for access control and turnstiles and pre-certified PCB modules for integrators, providing both USB and RS-232 serial connectivity.

Technical details
  • Power Supply: Requires standard 5V USB port or power adapter
  • Mounting options: Can be securely counter- or wall-mounted; 2 x mounting holes in base plate
  • Weight: 130g (4.6oz) including cable
  • Operating Temperature: -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 0 to 95% RH non-condensing
  • Frequency/standards: 13.56MHz, ISO 14443A/B, ISO 15693 and ISO 18092
  • Antenna(s): Integrated 40mm (1.57in) square antenna
  • Read range: Typically 25mm (1in) depending on environment and phone/card/tag antenna
  • Additional NFC modes: Dynamic tag emulation (text, URI, raw data) with smart write-back
  • Pass IDs: Up to 6 x Apple merchant IDs and 6 x Google collector IDs, if supported
  • Encryption key slots: 6 x ECC key slots (for Apple & Google merchant IDs); 9 x Application key slots (DES or AES)
  • USB device types (can enable/disable as required): USB Mass storage; Human interface device; USB Virtual COM port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity: 2.4GHz Bluetooth 4.2 and BLE – cloud/local mode, HID BLE keyboard, HID classic host, dynamic BLE beacon. Supported on Windows, Linux, OSX, Android and iOS
  • Cloud Connectivity: IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi – 2.4GHz, WPA to network/internet; Supports multiple SSIDs and local hot-spot mode for initial configuration
  • Cloud Configuration features: VTAP Cloud service enables secure remote configuration of Apple and Google pass parameters, plus Wi-Fi credentials for individual readers and fleets of readers.
  • Cloud Application features: Every tap transaction is routed to an external target application, which can be selected and configured on a per-reader or per-fleet basis, either from an expanding list of pre-made applications or customised to call your own API endpoint.
  • Operator feedback: Buzzer and LED provide both device status information (eg online/offline) and tap transaction feedback from target application (eg customised colour responses)
  • Input/Output options: Yes, via the optional VTAP100 PRO I/O Expansion Board
  • Compliance / Certification: Apple VAS, Google Smart Tap, UKCA, CE, FCC (in progress), RoHS
  • 24-month limited hardware warranty
  • Manufacturer’s part number: VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC
Downloads

VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC Datasheet

Datasheet for VTAP100-PRO-BW-CC mobile pass NFC reader from Dot Origin.