RFID readers from BALTECH

Universally applicable in all your projects.
For access control, time & attendance, print management, and more

More than standard hardware

Supplementary services and custom solutions.
Everything under one roof.

Why readers from BALTECH?

Your benefits at a glance

  • Highly adaptable – even in productive use
  • Easy to set up with intuitive software tools
  • Smart security concept to protect sensitive project keys
  • Card-type-independent development of custom applications
  • Consulting and services in all phases of your project
  • Custom solutions at competitive prices
  • All this based on the know-how of 25 years of RFID development.


NewMobile ID

Use your smartphone for access control, time & attendance, and more

With BALTECH Mobile ID, your employees can use their smartphones, as an alternative to their physical ID cards, to open doors or use similar card-reading applications (e.g., time & attendance, print management, or login).

Standard products

Designed around employee ID applications, e.g. login, time & attendance, access control, or cafeteria payment. Also suitable for a wide range of other scenarios thanks to their high configurability. For MFP authentication, please use the print management product range.

ID-engine ZM Module

ID-engine ZB Brick

ID-engine XE


Start screen of BALTECH ID-engine Explorer to test RFID readers and analyze project cards

Software tools

Cards & transponders


Custom development

Video: product tour of BALTECH ToolSuite to set up and manage BALTECH RFID readers
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Highly customizable & easy to set up with BALTECH ToolSuite

With BALTECH ToolSuite, you can harness the flexibility of our readers without expert knowledge: Define the desired reader behavior by creating a configuration. Deploy the configuration via various interfaces and adapt it to new requirements if needed, even during productive use.

Print-management products

For Kofax, Equitrac, and former Nuance solutions, now available in direct sales. Also compatible with other print management applications. Dedicated USB Product ID and special firmware that takes into account the specifics of MFP interfaces.

BALTECH RFID reader ID-engine ZB Brick Set: USB cable, reader module, housing for self-assembly

Micro Card Reader

BALTECH RFID reader ID-engine XE mit Ethernet connection, 2-port switch and PoE (or 5V power supply)

Ethernet Card Reader Legacy

BALTECH RFID reader ID-engine ZB Brick: desktop reader with USB cable

ID Card Reader (USB Gen2) Legacy

Reader Maintainer by BALTECH for print management readers

Software tools

Micro Card Reader: Now available as module + individual accessories

A great way to reduce waste and optimize cost. Our video gives you an overview of all ordering options.

Kofax ID card readers for print management now in direct sales

Kofax is stepping out of the card reader business. As the developers and producers of these readers, we at BALTECH now offer them in direct sales. With many advantages and suitable for use with various print management applications

ToolSuite v5.00 released as new stable version

ToolSuite version 5.00 leaves beta phase and is now the new stable version.



Project setup consulting

Starting out without a predefined card system? We help you pick the right one and define a secure card structure that also takes into account future applications.

Project card reformatting

If you need to reformat cards in the field, we define the new card structure for you. With our Card Formatter tool, you can easily do the formatting on site

Custom configurations

You can also order your configuration from us: either ready to deploy, as a template that you can reuse for different projects, or as a customized component for special requirements.

Configuration rollout

For large reader quantities, we offer configuration rollout during production. This saves you a process step, and subsequent installation becomes even faster and easier.

About us

What makes us a reliable partner

Long-standing experience and specialization
Since it was founded in 1996, BALTECH has specialized in RFID and contactless smart card technology. From the outset, we’ve developed innovative solutions for the international market: We were, for example, one of the first companies in the world to combine RFID and contactless smart card technology.

A clear product strategy from the very beginning
While high configurability makes our readers suitable for a wide range of scenarios, our development focus is on employee ID applications. Be it login, time and attendance, access control, or cafeteria payment: Our solutions make implementation easy, flexible, and reliable.

100% in-house development and production in Germany
Hardware, firmware, and software development, design and manufacturing: All of this takes place at our location near Munich. Thus, we can offer you seamless solutions and have built in-depth expertise in all aspects of RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth technologies.

Competence to solve a wide range of challenges
Our technological know-how and years of real-world experience not only shape our standard products, tools, and services. It’s also our key to developing reliable custom solutions for almost any application scenario. Even for highly complex requirements.

Custom development

While our standard products are suitable for many different application scenarios, there are also cases where a custom solution makes sense:

Special functional requirements
We offer firmware adaptations, e.g. to support a proprietary host protocol, or hardware adaptations, e.g. for specific installation environments. Thanks to in-house development, design, and production we can offer you the highest quality at competitive prices.

Cost optimization
For orders of 100 readers or more, we offer cost-optimized versions of our standard products that contain only the components you need. For higher order volumes, we also offer fully customized designs: In this case, we can optimize the feature set even further – not only by removing features, but also by adding additional ones as needed. Mechanical properties can be customized as well: You can e.g. have the reader’s shape tailored to facilitate the next process steps so you can minimize your production costs.

All-round service

In addition to developing your solution, we also take care of international certifications, e.g. CE, FCC, ATEX, or UL, but also branding of product and packaging as well as worldwide logistics.

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