HID OMNIKEY 5023 CL Desktop Contactless Smart Card Reader

HID OMNIKEY 5023 CL Desktop Contactless Smart Card Reader


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  • Interoperable with various smart card technologies, tags and standards such as
    ISO 14443 A/B
    – iCLASS Elite
    – iCLASS SE
    – Seos® (read only)
    MIFARE® Classic / Ultralight / Ultralight C / Plus
    – MIFARE DESFire® / DESFire EV1 / DESFire EV2
    Java Card, MOST Card®
  • Native CCID implementation supporting Windows®, LINUX® and Mac® operating systems
  • Small form factor design

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The OMNIKEY® 5023 is a high frequency, contactless smart card reader. Typical environments for the reader include healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, enterprise, government and other agencies seeking higher security and access management such as logical access and physical access. It has an integrated cryptographic module supporting enhanced security schemes such as HID Secure Identity Object™ (SIO) that offers a highly secure, standards-based, technology-independent and flexible identity data structure.

HID Global’s OMNIKEY® 5023 enables strong authentication to computer, network or cloud applications, supporting 13.56 MHz credentials with enhanced system security such as iCLASS Seos®, iCLASS SE®, iCLASS Elite®.

The OMNIKEY 5023 smart card reader works with a wide range of high frequency physical access card types including iClass Seos, iClass SE, iClass, Java Card, MOST Card® , MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire, NXP NTAG’s as well as dual-interface (T=CL) smartcards that conform to ISO 14443.

The new reader has an integrated cryptographic module supporting enhanced security schemes such as Secure Identity Object™ (SIO). HID Global’s SIO-enabled ecosystem offers a highly secure, standards based, technology-independent and flexible identity data structure.

The reader is supporting Seos and is part of the iCLASS SE Platform. It provides multi-layer security that extends beyond the card technology for additional protection to identity data.

The OMNIKEY 5023 can also be used to meet security and regulatory compliance requirements which mandate two-factor authentication (2FA) for accessing workstations and applications. As part of the ActivID® Tap Authentication™ solution, the reader also enhances the user experience and security by allowing user to simply tap a card to a device in order automatically generate an OTP (One-Time Password) for secure login.

This is an enhanced version of the Omnikey 5021 and 5022 CL readers. It has the same small and stylish case, but contains an additional cryptographic module, to accommodate the Secure Identity Object (SIO) security scheme used by newer iClass SE and iClass Seos cards. Dedicated software is required to read these card types.

The reader is integrated and tested with HID Global’s ActivID® Tap™ solution, ActivID® ActivClient, and ActivID® Applets

HID part number: R50230318-DB


Effective in meeting security and regulatory compliance requirements that mandate two-factor user authentication for accessing workstations and applications

Integrated cryptographic module supporting enhanced security schemes such as Secure Identity Object™ (SIO)

Leverage existing employee badge: Expand the usage of existing physical access cards to computer logon, as well as network and cloud access.

CCID support: Native CCID implementation supporting Windows®, LINUX® and Mac® operating systems

Enhanced user experience and security: It allows you to simply tap a card to a device to automatically generate an OTP (one-time password) for secure log-in

Supports Seos® and iCLASS SE® Platform: Multi-layered security that extends beyond the card technology, providing additional protection to identity data

Increased system security supporting high-frequency credentials: It supports Seos®, iCLASS SE®, iCLASS Elite, iCLASS®, MIFARE® Classic®, MIFARE DESFire® as well as NFC

Integration: Tested with HID’s ActivID® ActivClient, ActivID® Applets and HID Trusted Tag® Service

SAM-API to for SIO operation

Small and sleek footprint with optional accessories:

  • Color kit (with six different colors)
  • Mounting kit including a mounting plate, screw and glue options
  • Card holder for card presence operation

Global certifications for worldwide usage

Interoperable with various smart card technologies, tags and standards such as:

Support for HID Global solutions:

  • ActivID® Tap™ Authentication Solution
  • ActivID® ActivClient and ActivID® Applets



Base Model Number OMNIKEY® 5023 CL
Dimensions 2.32″ x 2.32″ x 0.44″ (59 mm x 59 mm x 11,4 mm)
Weight Approx.2.5 oz (70g)
Power Supply Bus powered
Operating Temperature 32°- 158° F (0° – 70° C)
Operating Humidity 10 – 95% Relative Humidity
Storage Temperature -4° – 176° F (-20° to 80° C)
Optional Accessories Cover in blue, dark blue, green, orange or red; Card Holder (for Card presence use); Adhesive tape; Mounting Jacket
Host Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed Device (12 MBps)
USB 3.0 extended operability, tested with hubs/controllers
Connector / Cable USB Type A connector; 59.1″ (150 cm) cable
  • ISO 14443A/B – up to 848 kbps (depending on card)
  • iCLASS SE and Seos (can read data only / no writing)
  • Felica (only UID)
  • NFC Tag (1,2,3,4)
PC / SC Compatibility Contactless Driver Package PC/SC support
PC / SC Driver Support CCID native driver from operating system (Windows/Linux/Mac)
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Server 2016/Server 2012/Server 2008R2
Linux Debian 6.0+ / Ubuntu 11.04+/ Fedora 15+; Open SUSE 11.4+
Mac OS X; Android™ 4.x-7.x**
Supported APIs PC/SC – API, SAM – API
Status Indicator White LED
Reader Board Also available as PCB
Color Body Light Grey / Cover in Dark Blue
Options Customer-specific logo, label and colors: available upon request
Composition Polycarbonate
Connector Cable USB Type A Connector / 78.7″ (200 cm)
Meantime Between Failure (MTBF) 500,000 hours
Compliance / Certification CCID1, Microsoft® WHQL2
Safety / Environmental WEEE, RoHS2, Reach, CE, UKCA, FCC, UL, KCC, RCM
Warranty Two-year manufacturer’s warranty (For drivers, see complete lifetime support policy.)
Manufacturer HID Global
Manufacturer Part Number R50230318-DB, R50230318-DG, ASIN: B07N55WMQV


HID Global is an American manufacturer of secure identity products. The company is an independent brand of Assa Abloy, a Swedish door and access control conglomerate.

Originally formed to develop radio frequency identification technologies, HID Global was formed in 1991 as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Company with offices in California and Scotland. The original 125-kilohertz and 400-kilohertz proximity technology had been pioneered by Destron/IDI (formerly Identification Devices Inc.), in Boulder, Colorado, and used primarily for Animal Identification and Proximity Access Control, and to a lesser degree in Manufacturing Processes, Tyre tracking and a few other Asset Identification applications. Already a supplier to Destron/ID of low-frequency microchips, Hughes Aircraft Company acquired exclusive rights to the Access Control and Industrial markets, leading to the formation of Hughes Identification Devices.

In 1994 the office in Scotland was closed and the European business passed to a UK based independent distributor, ID Plus Ltd who were later acquired by HID Corporation Ltd in August 1999.

In October 1995, Hughes management, with help from Citibank Venture Capital, combined its military communications and display products groups with its AML Wireless Systems organization and Hughes Identification Devices (HID) to form Palomar Technologies Corporation. It was at that point that the decision was made to focus efforts on RFID for physical access control (PACS), and five years later, the company was acquired by the world’s largest lock-maker, Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy AB.

HID Global sells physical access control products, logical access control products, and secure issuance products that comprise smart cards, readers, smart card readers (OMNIKEY), networked access products, card printer/encoders (FARGO) and software. Its other business segments includes virtualization technology, cashless payment, government ID, RFID for industry and logistics and Animal ID solutions and professional services.

HID manufactures and licenses several types of technologies, from Wiegand products to 13.56 MHz iCLASS, MIFARE, and DESFire, as well as the 125 kHz Indala and Prox cards. Migration readers from various 125 kHz Prox technologies to 13.56 MHz iCLASS were introduced in 2007.

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