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Person Reader V3 Datasheet

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The Person Reader is the all-in-one controller, reader, biometric, camera, recorder, intercom and visitor entry device. It is now available in five models - PR-M2, PR-M3, PR-L, PR-XL, and PR-2XL - 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 on 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 $2,300 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 five models: Mini, Keypad, Touchscreen, XL, XXL 

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 overtime in the way they look- this allows for it to be more robust.



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  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, the 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.

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BluB0X AI Controller

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  1. Cloud managed software and firmware
  2. Up to 16 cameras
  3. Up to 8 TB of storage
  4. 6 NVIDIA SOM’s to choose from
  5. Built in video and data analytics
  6. License plate recognition
  7. Up to 4 readers, 4 inputs, 2 outputs
  8. Up to 16 SIP Intercoms
  9. Destination Dispatch Elevators
  10. Power Management
  11. Low voltage or POE+ powers entire board and locks
  12. Face, voice and name recognition
  13. BluB0X Bluetooth/NFC/HF, HID iCLASS®, HID Bluetooth, OSDP
  14. Open architecture
  15. Open API

Destination Dispatch Person Readers

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  1. Multiple Credentials and Identification Methods – Face, Voice, Name, Card, Mobile, QR Code, PIN - HID Compatible
  2. Destination Dispatch Interface with Automatic Floor Assignment
  3. Self Learning Floor Assignment, Automatic Assignment and Override
  4. QR Code, Card or Mobile Credential Visitor Check In and DDE Assignment
  5. Mobile Phone Floor Selection and Elevator Car Assignment
  6. Intercom
  7. Face and Name Recognition Self Enrollment on the Fly
  8. Opt-In Biometrics – User Preference
  9. Anti-Spoof Detection
  10. ADA Compliant
  11. Speech Recognition and Commands
  12. 2 MP Camera and NVR

Person Reader Turnstile and Elevator Application

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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. PR-M2 
    1. 5.75" x 4.125" x 1.25"
  2. PR-M3 
    1. 5.75" x 4.125" x 1.25"
  3. PR-L
    1. 9" LCD Touchscreen
    2. 8.64" x 5.91" x 2.09"
    1. 13" LCD Touchscreen
    2. 9.3" x 13.2" x 2"
  4. PR-2XL 
    1. 13.6" LCD Touchscreen 
    2. 10.7" x 16" x 2"
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 - Black

Person Reader with Touchscreen - Stainless Body with Black Cover


161-2205 Person Reader Touch - White Person Reader with Touchscreen - Stainless Body with White Cover $2,781.00
161-2220 Person Reader Touch - Weather - Black Person Reader with Touchscreen - Stainless Body with Black Cover - Weather sealed plus Rain Hood $3,141.00
161-2225 Person Reader Touch - Weather - White Person Reader with Touchscreen - Stainless Body with White Cover - Weather sealed plus Rain Hood $3,141.00
161-2300 Person Reader XL - Black Person Reader with Touchscreen XL- Stainless Body with Black Cover $3,141.00
161-2305  Person Reader XL - White Person Reader with Touchscreen XL- Stainless Body with White Cover $3,141.00
161-2320 Person Reader XL - Weather- Black  Person Reader with Touchscreen XL- Stainless Body with Black Cover - Weather sealed plus Rain Hood $3,502.00
161-2326 Person Reader XL - Weather- White Person Reader with Touchscreen XL- Stainless Body with White Cover - Weather sealed plus Rain Hood $3,502.00


Person Reader Processing Unit

Person Reader Processor

140-2750 Person Reader Table Top Mount Person Reader Table Top Mount $134.00
BluBØX Part # Item Description Unit Measure MSRP Unit Price
819-0830 *Visitor Self Check-In Integration Visitor Self Check-In Integration  per Person Reader $2,575.00
  *DDE Integration DDE Integration  per Person Reader  
819-1490 *Intercom Integration Intercom Integration  per Intercom $129.00
800-5750 Prof. Serv. - Person Reader Integration Professional Service - Person Reader Integration per hour  
*Optional one-time integration costs
Annual Licenses
BluBØX Part # Item Description Unit Measure MSRP Unit Price
817-0360 Person Reader  Access Control functionality associated with a Person Reader  per reader $330
*Other Licenses may apply depending upon what functionalities are used with the Person Reader.