HID Signo 20K PIV Reader

The HID Signo 20K PIV Reader is a narrow-profile multi-factor authentication reader with a keypad, making it an ideal choice for installations that require both security and user input.

Built on the Signo platform, it is capable of reading any PIV-based card with a contactless interface and Card Authentication Key (CAK) certificate, when used with HID Global’s pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM) or pivCLASS Embedded Authentication. This reader meets government specifications for high assurance and ensures strong authentication and compliance with FIPS 201. With its versatility, power, and future-ready connectivity, the HID Signo 20K PIV Reader delivers best-in-class performance and offers a comprehensive range of secure identity solutions for the U.S. federal government, government contractors, and other facilities.

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 21.5 mm (1.78 in x 4.79 in x 0.85 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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