Idesco announced that it has updated and enhanced its DESCoder software package, offering security providers and end users alike more control over their contactless access control systems.
DESCoder 2.0 now interfaces with the latest generation of contactless MIFARE readers including Access 7 C 2.0, Access 8 CD, and Access 8 CD 2.0 using a novel approach. Instead of requiring direct reader connections, DESCoder programs a secure configuration card which users can simply expose to the mounted, powered, online reader. This card triggers the reader to catalyze the configuration changes without the hassle of removing and then reinstalling the reader.
With improved reader configurability, DESCoder 2.0 enables security providers to alter both readers and cards. Starting with a MIFARE Classic technology configuration, the application grants the ability to migrate readers, from DESFire 3DES technology, all the way up to DESFire 128-bit AES encryption.
Additional features include traditional card formatting, reader configuration variables such as Wiegand timings, parity settings, MIFARE Classic polling, crypto modes, tamper messages, pin code lengths, data offsets and lengths, baud rates, LED and buzzer settings. The aforementioned enhancements will enable system integrators and installers to securely administer DESFire cards that can also host NFC-compliant multi-applications.