HID OMNIKEY® 5321 CL Contactless Smart Card Reader

HID OMNIKEY® 5321 CL Contactless Smart Card Reader


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  • Versatile Applications – Ideal for end-user environments using both contactless and contact smart card technology
  • Fast Contactless Transmission – Supports contactless smart cards up to 848 Kbps in fastest ISO 14443 A/B
  • Designed for User Convenience – Housing design is optimized for advanced contactless applications
  • Readily Compliant – Supports HID® iCLASS® and MIFARE® as well as ISO 14443 A/B and ISO 15693

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The HID OMNIKEY® 5321 CL is a PC-linked contactless smart card reader that will read/write to a 13.56 MHz RFID contactless smart card. The OMNIKEY 5321 CL 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!

Housed in a robust closed housing with a convenient card retainer, the OMNIKEY® 5321 CL represents the ideal card reader for contactless technology applications. Featuring a PC-linked reader that reads/writes to 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards in all three HF standards, the OMNIKEY 5321 CL economically supports end-user environments where a variety of contactless cards and tags are used.

Utilizing contactless smart card technology for PC-linked applications, the OMNIKEY® 5321 CL device allows users to experience the convenience, speed and security of contactless technology for applications, including logon to Windows®, networks, web sites and applications for the secure storage of user names, passwords and personal information.

The OMNIKEY 5321 CL support all contactless cards, Passports and e-ID cards compliant to ISO 14443 A/B and ISO 15693 standard. Furthermore it can read write to NXP® Java CardMiFare® cards including MiFare Plus, MiFare Desfire® and HID iCLASS. ISO 15693 tags like Infineon® my-D®, NXP iCode® and TI Tag-It® are also supported.

Key Features

  • Secure authentication device for logging on to PC or IT infrastructure
  • Does not require organizations to re-badge, issue a new token or make any changes to their physical access control system
  • Can be used with existing ID cards to leverage investment as it reads a variety of technologies
  • Easy to install and can be used with naviGo software to converge access from the door to the logging onto PCs
  • Supports all relevant operating systems from all Windows platforms to Linux and Mac OS
  • Conforming to all relevant industry standards including PC/SC, WHQL, USB CCID, EMV 2000 ensure world-wide compliance and easy integration in any system.
  • Suppressing Electro Magnetic Distortion (EMD) the OMNIKEY 5321 provides together with an optimized antenna faster transmission speeds and shorter read times.


  • Key Features
  • Contactless USB Smart Card Reader
  • Supports three ISO standards for contactless cards (ISO 14443 A/B and 15693) andMicrosoft WHQL
  • Reader supports contactless smart cards with up to 848 Kbps in the fastest ISO 14443transmission mode
  • Standard application interfaces include PC/SC, Synchronous-API (on top of PC/SC), OCF(Open Card Framework) or CT-API
  • Readily compliant – Seamless integration with iCLASS on the Desktop™ and other applications
  • Features host interface USB 2.0 and is compliant with USB 1.1
  • Compliant with all relevant safety and environmental standards, including CE, FCC, UL, RoHS and WEEE

Contactless Smart Cards Supported



Base Model Number OMNIKEY® 5321 CL
Dimensions 3.78″ x 3.07″ x .0.31″ (115 x 96.5 x 25.5 mm)
Weight Approx. 5.64 oz (160 g)
Power Supply Bus powered
Operating Temperature 32–131 °F (0–55 °C)
Host Interface USB 2.0 (also compliant with USB 1.1)
Transmission Speed 12 Mbps (USB 2.0 full speed)
Protocols T=CL, MIFARE®, iCLASS® / ISO 14443 A with 848 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card),

ISO 14443 B with 848 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card)

ISO 15693 with 26 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card)

Supported Smart Card Types MOST Card®, Java Card, ACOS3, MULTOS,  BasicCard
Supported APIs PC/SC driver (ready for 2.01), CT-API (on top of PC/SC, for contact interface), OCF (on top of PC/SC, for contact interface), Synchronous API (on top of PC/SC)
PC / SC Driver Support Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8, 2003 / 2008 Server, Windows® CE 5.0 / CE.NET / CE 6.0 (depending on hardware), Linux® and Mac® OS X
Status Indicator Dual-color LED (green = ready, red = busy)
Reader Board Also available as PCB
Color Dark gray
Options Customer-specific logo, label and colors: available upon request
Composition ABS
Connector Cable 70.9″ (180 cm)
Meantime Between Failure (MTBF) 500,000 hours
Compliance / Certification Microsoft® WHQL³, EMV2 2000 Level 1, ISO 14443, HBCI4, USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible), GSA FIPS 201 approved product list, TAA (on request)
Safety / Environmental CE, FCC, UL, RoHS, WEEE
Warranty Two-year manufacturer’s warranty (For drivers, see complete lifetime support policy.)
Manufacturer HID Global
Manufacturer Part Number R53210238-2

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