HID Signo 20 PIV Reader

The HID Signo 20 PIV Reader is an ideal choice for installations that require a narrow profile. Built on the Signo platform, this reader is capable of reading any PIV-based card with a contactless interface.

HID Signo 20 PIV Reader When used in conjunction with the HID Global pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM) or pivCLASS Embedded Authentication, it contains a Card Authentication Key (CAK) certificate. The HID Signo PIV Reader meets government specifications for high assurance and ensures strong authentication and compliance with FIPS 201. As part of an integrated solution from a trusted provider, this reader offers versatility, power, and future-ready connectivity. With HID Global’s pivCLASS solutions, the U.S. federal government, government contractors, and other facilities can benefit from a comprehensive range of secure identity solutions.

Key Features:

  • Highly Versatile – Support for the widest range of PKI-Based FIPS-201 credentials including PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC.
  • Unparalleled Performance – As a component of the HID pivCLASS solution, Signo PIV readers meet the assurance level requirements defined in NIST Special Publication 800-116 and feature enhanced read-range and speed for faster card transactions.
  • Connected to the Future – Signo PIV Readers are compatible with legacy HID PIV Solutions offering investment protection while enabling a vast number of integrations with PACs head-end systems to provide flexibility and choice.


  • 45 mm x 121.5 mm x 19.5 mm (1.77 in x 4.78 in x 0.77 in)

13.56 MHz contactless smart cards supported:

  • Seos®, iCLASS SE, iCLASS®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1/EV2 and MIFARE® Classic

125 kHz contactless cards supported:

  • HID Prox®, Indala® Prox, Dorado® Prox, and EM Prox legacy contactless credentials


  • Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP)
  • Wiegand
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