• Low Cost
  • Single Piece Reader
  • Simple Installation
  • Indoor/Outdoor use
  • Secure Data Exchange
  • 1:100 Million Error Rate
  • Wiegand, Clock & Data or Serial Output
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • CE, DTI & FCC Approved.


The ECx mullion reader is a complete Census® reader. It has been designed to provide a short range, low cost alternative to Identec's "Hands Free" readers. It is simple and quick to install. Supplied as standard in a black ABS housing the fixing screws are covered with a grey and blue Polycarbonate label as shown. Alternative housing and labels can be supplied contact Identec for further information.

The ECx operates with any Census® tag providing a typical reading range with the TC1 tags of 15cm. LED indication is provided to indicate power to the reader and that a tag is being read. A separate Green LED can be controlled externally to indicate acceptance by the management systems. The whole unit is encapsulated. Optional Buzzer facility can be added to sound when tag presented or when a battery low tag is detected.


Specification Details
Power requirements 6 to 28 volts DC @ 15mA
Dimensions 116 x 40 x 17mm
Weight 75g
Temperature range -20°C to +60°C (non condensing)
Housing Black ABS with Polycarbonate label
LED function RED internally controlled
GREEN externally controlled
Output Formats EC1 - Standard 26 bit Wiegand
EC2 - Customer specific formats
(Wiegand, Clock & Data or Serial Data)
Terminations 5 way screw terminal
Fixing 2 x N°8 wood screws

Reading ranges vary with the type of tag and the reader model used, please refer to the Census® Products Matrix for further information.


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

  • Replace Card Swipe Readers
  • Hazardous areas
  • Areas with high levels of interference
  • Short range / localised requirements
  • Simple Tag Battery Tester.

Ordering Information

Ordered as EC1 (EC1A - USA systems) for open 26 bit Wiegand Reader or EC2 (EC2A - USA systems) and any variant. Can be supplied with buzzer to indicate tag battery condition.

Technical Details

Download the 1st manual for ECx.

Download the datasheet for ECx.