•  Hands Free Operation (Up to 3.0 metre with external aerial)
  •  Internal or External Aerial
  •  Tag Battery Low Indication
  •  Fast Multiple Tag Reading. (Maximum 55/sec.)
  •  Secure Data Exchange.
  •  1:100 Million Error Rate
  •  Wiegand or Clock & Data and Serial output
  •  Reverse Polarity Protection
  •  CE, DTI & FCC Approved.


The CR1 Census® reader comprises a single loop aerial and reader electronics which are compatible with all Census® tags. The radio-frequency communications are scrambled. The unit is supplied with an internal aerial that provides a maximum detection zone of 1.2 metres radius when used with standard TC1 Census® tags. Detection zone may be increased by the use of an external aerial. A reading range of up to 3.0 metres is possible using a 2 metre square external antenna (See Census® Product Matrix for further information).
All CR1 readers provide Wiegand or Clock & Data, as well as RS232 output. Advanced features include local alarm outputs, print option and an optional counter display (See IDN1, EDN1 for further information). MatchMaker reader firmware enables tag pairing.


Specification Details
Power requirements 12-26 Volts @ 300mA
Dimensions 300 x 230 x 80mm
Weight 1.4kg
Temperature range -20 to +60°C (non condensing)
Housing Charcoal Grey ABS case
LED function RED internally/externally controlled
AMBER internally/externally controlled
GREEN internally/externally controlled
Noise indication, Data Sent Indication
Output Formats Wiegand or Clock & Data & RS232
Terminations 2.5mm removable connectors


The product is suitable for numerous applications, they include but are not limited to:

  • Hands Free Access Control
  • Car Parking Control
  • Personnel Identification
  • Personnel & Product Tracking
  • Sports Timing.

Ordering Information

Ordered as CR1 (CR1A - USA system).

Technical Details

Download the 1st manual for CR1.

Download the datasheet for CR1.