News for the Access Control Professional

APRIL 2019


To everyone that stopped by the Farpointe booth at ISC West, we sincerely thank you for your interest in our full line of RFID readers and credentials for electronic access control.


If you have any questions about our RFID readers and credentials, please reach out to one of our experienced industry experts below, and they will be happy to help.

Francisco Alcala
West Coast Sales Manager


Tom Piston
East Coast Sales Manager


Shep Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager

Specifying a PIN Keypad Reader

By Francisco Alcala
West Coast Sales Manager, Farpointe Data

In access control, a PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. This is the code entered into the system via a keypad. Farpointe's keypad readers support PINs comprised of characters, including numbers, letters and symbols. PINs are typically four to six characters in length, though they may be longer or shorter, depending upon purpose. PINs are not just used in electronic access control. They are used just about everywhere including applications as varied as banking, computer unlock and car access. There's even an international standard that applies to PINs, ISO-9564, published by the International Organization for Standardization.

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P-640 Reader and Keypad

P-640 Proximity Reader & Keypad

Product Spotlight: P-640 Proximity Reader & Keypad

This combination reader/keypad provides enhanced access control security using 2-factor authentication, and features Farpointe's exclusive MAXSecure™ and fleaPower™ technologies.

  • Supports card and/or PIN
  • Backlit solid state keypad
  • Read range up to 7 inches
  • Mounts to a single-gang wall box
  • Limited lifetime warranty

P-640 Data Sheet

Delta3 in PanamaA

Spotted on the Street

This Delta3 Contactless Smartcard Reader was recently spotted near a building entrance in Casco Viejo, the historic district of Panama City.

Benefits of Delta®:

  • Enhanced smartcard encryption and optional DESFire® EV1 and EV2 support
  • Supports industry standard interfaces
  • Based upon the world-standard MIFARE® technology, ideal for ISO14443 applications
  • Installs indoors or outdoors
  • Innovative, Farpointe-only security features, such as MAXSecure™ and ValidID™
  • All readers backed by Farpointe's lifetime warranty

Delta3 Data Sheet

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