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Person Reader Datasheet

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The Person Reader is the All-In-One Intelligent Reader, Intercom, Camera and Visitor Entry Device. It is available in three models, with a mechanical keypad, a touchscreen or XL touchscreen and supports low and high frequency HID Prox, MiFARE CSN, HID Bluetooth, 2-way stereo audio and SIP communication. It has a 2-D 2 MP color camera and a 3-D IR depth camera.

As a Multi-biometric, Multi-factor Intelligent Reader, it can identify a person based on their biometrics, name, card, Bluetooth credential, bar or QR code, PIN and Cloud Credential. This makes the Person Reader versatile, robust and accurate. It uses two biometrics, face, and voice, for more secure and convenient access. The Person Reader is simple, fast and natural to use. Just look at it, be recognized and admitted. Totally hands-free. There is also no distinctive enrollment procedure.  It learns what you look like by your first arrival, and how you change over time.

As an Intercom, the Person Reader is a two-way audio/video communication device. It is SIP-based and can integrate with most intercom systems. It is deeply integrated with BluSKY's Cloud Station which enables the Person Reader to be answered from anywhere, on any device, as well as control the end devices from the same interface.

As a Visitor Entry Device, the Person Reader can be used as a self-check-in visitor station at a door, gate, security desk, reception area or loading dock. Visitors can find their pre-registered record by name, bar or QR code. The Person Reader can read and assign credentials, take photos, and check in and announce visitors. It functions in both attended or unattended modes.

As a Camera, the Person Reader can associate a photo or video with every entry attempt. Future versions will include video streaming to third-party video recorders and video and audio analytics.

In terms of price, the Person Reader starts at $2,100 allowing it to compete with much less capable identity and entry devices.

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Person Reader

Key Benefits

  1. Intuitive - looks and works just like a traditional reader
  2. Low cost - high value 
  3. Ease of use
  4. Speed
  5. Privacy
  6. Robustness 
  7. Deep integration in BluSKY - one record
  8. Easy to manage
  9. Proof of presence

Key Features

  1. All-In-One Intelligent Reader, Intercom, Camera and Visitor Entry Device
  2. Multi-biometric, Multi-factor Identification Device with Liveness  Detection
  3. Fast, Robust, Accurate and Easy to Use
  4. Uses any combination of Appearance, Voice, Name, HID Prox/iClass/Bluetooth, MiFARE, Barcode/QR Code, Digital Credentials or PIN
  5. AI-Based, Continuous Learning, and Enrollment On-the-Fly
  6. Learns what you look like on your first arrival and how you change over time
  7. Can also function as an Intercom and Video Camera
  8. Fully integrated into BluSKY™ - The AI Cloud-Based Access Control and Video Platform
  9. One database to manage all credentials
  10. Proof of Presence Photo for every entry access attempt
  11. Available in three models: Keypad, Touchscreen, and XL  

The Biometric Recognition

7 Classes of Features

  1. Color
  2. Size
  3. Appearance - greyscale
  4. Texture - greyscale
  5. Eye Region
  6. Depth - appearance
  7. Depth - texture

We will continue to add independent features because recognition should not be dependent on just one feature; as an example, people change each day and over time in the way they look- this allows for it to be more robust.




  1. Doors - convenience
  2. Reception Doors - intercom, visitors, convenience
  3. Turnstiles - convenience, visitors, proof of the presence
  4. Elevators - DDE
  5. Airports - Proof of presence requirement
  6. Server Rooms - higher security multi-factor
  7. Data Center - higher security multi-factor
  8. Residential - intercom and convenience
  9. Hospitals - hands-free germ-free, convenience, security of prescription drugs
  10. Schools - visitors, vendors, student and parent identification
  11. Social Services - proof of identity
  12. Gyms - membership proof of identity


One Reader, Multiple Credential Options

The Person Reader is ideal for Doors, Turnstiles, and Elevators because it can read so many different credentials in one device. The Person Reader can identify a person based on their Biometrics, Name, Card, Bluetooth Credential, Barcode or QR code, PIN and Cloud Credential. This enables users to present the credential that is most convenient for them at the time and even do it in a hands-free way. It is also ideal for visitors and vendors enabling frictionless guest management using Barcodes or QR codes, MiFARE cards, and Bluetooth Mobile Credentials. The Person Reader also eliminates having to try to fit multiple readers in a small area like a turnstile or elevator.



Person Reader (Sensor)
  1. Enclosure material
    1. ABS Plastic
  2. DC Input Voltage Supported
    1. 12 V DC (2.5A)
  3. Wiegand Interface
    1. 2 x Header Connectors
      1. 1 x Wiegand Output (5-12V)
      2. 1 x Wiegand Input (5-12V)
    2. 1 x Extension Header
      1. 1 x Wiegand Output (5-12V)
      2. 1 x Wiegand Input (5-12V)
  4. USB 3.0 OTG
  5. HDMI
  6. RGB LEDs
    1. Top Bar (4)
    2. Camera (4)
  7. Stereo Microphones
    1. 2 x 80.00 dB
  8. Stereo Speakers
    1. 2 x 57dB
  9. RF Technologies
    1. Prox Interface (125kHz)
      1. HID Prox,  Indala Prox
    2. HF Interface (13.56MHz)
      1. ISO/IEC14443 ISO/IEC14443 Type A&B up to 848kbps, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE DESFire, HID Seos ISO/IEC15693  HID iCLASS ISO/IEC15693 mode FeliCa CSN only
  10. BLE Interface (2.44GHz)
    1. BLE For HID Mobile Access applications
  11. Camera 3D Active Technology
    1. Color Resolution 1080p
    2. Depth Resolution VGA
    3. Infrared Resolution VGA
  12. Biometrics
    1. Multi-modal biometrics (Color & Depth channels)
      1. Color
      2. Color Texture
      3. Size
      4. Depth
      5. Depth Texture
    2. Enrollment on-board (Max 10000 Users).
    3. Recognition 1-N and 1-1 on-board
    4. Training on-board
  1. Keypad Model (H x W x D)
    1. 8.75” x 2.5” x 1.375”
    2. 12 Keys mechanical keypad
  2. Touch Model (H x W x D)
    1. 8” x 5.5” x 1.375”
    2. 5” LCD Screen with Touch
  3. XL Model (H x W x D)
    1. 10" x 14" x 1.75"
    2. 9" LCD Screen with Touch
Person Reader (NUC5i3RYK 
  1. Intel® NUC Kit with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  2. Dimensions
    1. 4.5” x 4.5” x 1.5”
  3. DC Input Voltage Supported
    1. 12-19 VDC
  4. Processor Included
  5. Intel® Core™ i3-5010U Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz)
  6. Memory & Storage
    1. 16 GB
  7. Memory Types
    1. DDR3L-1333/1600 1.35V SO-DIMM
  8. Processor Graphics
  9. Integrated Graphics
  10. Graphics Output
    1. Mini-DP 1.2; Mini-HDMI 1.4a
  11. I/O Specifications
    1. # of USB Ports
      1. 4
    2. USB Configuration
      1. 2x front and 2x rear USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0 via internal headers
    3. USB Revision
      1. 2.0, 3.0
  12. Audio (back channel + front channel)
    1. 7.1 digital (mHDMI mDP); L+R+mic (F)
  13.  Integrated LAN
    1. 10/100/1000
  14. Integrated Wireless
    1. Intel® Wireless-AC 7265 + Bluetooth 4.2
  15. Integrated Bluetooth
    1. Yes
  16. Infrared Rx Sensor
    1. Yes
  17. Advanced Technologies
    1. Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) 
    2. Intel® HD Audio Technology
    3. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
    4. Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) 
    5. Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
    6. Intel® AES New Instructions
Additional Specifications
  1. Operating conditions
    1. 0 °C to 65 °C (32 °F to 149 °F)
    2. Humidity 0-90% (non-condensing)
  2. Operating environment
    1. Indoor only
  1. Single Electrical Gang Box – Metal Back Plate


BluBØX Part # Item Description MSRP Unit Price 


Person Reader Keypad

Person Reader with Mechanical Pin Pad



Person Reader Touch

 Person Reader with Touchscreen 


161-1030  Person Reader XL Person Reader with Touchscreen comes with Desktop Mount $3,000.00


Person Reader Processing Unit

Person Reader Processor

Annual Licenses
BluBØX Part # Item Description Units MSRP Unit Price
817-0360 Person Reader  Access Control functionality associated with a Person Reader  per reader $240