Card Reader includes keypad for 2-factor verification.

Press Release Summary:

Supporting popular proximity card and tag technologies, P-640 Patagonia Reader offers expanded 8 in. read range as users enter PIN on keyboard. IP67-rated unit works in temperature extremes of -40 to +149°F, and features tamper-proof and weather-resistant epoxy potting to avoid problems with dust, mist, or water. Mounting to standard wall switch box or any flat surface, reader includes blue backlit keys for reading in dark environments.

Original Press Release:

Farpointe Pyramid® Proximity Card ReaderPlus Keypad -Multi-Factor Verification with a Lifetime Warranty

8-Inch Read Range Determines What You Have; PIN Establishes What You Know

Sunnyvale, Calif., USA -- Farpointe Data, the access control industry's global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that access control manufacturers and integrators can now provide their customers with its new Farpointe P-640 Patagonia reader that supports popular proximity card and tag technologies with an integrated keypad for 2-factor verification applications.The proximity card reader features an expanded eight-inch read range for increased convenience as the user enters a PIN on the keyboard.

"Of great importance to OEMs, the P-640 Patagonia proximity card reader and keypad carries a lifetime warranty," explains Scott Lindley, president of Farpointe Data. "OEMs can assure their channel network and customers that they will only have to pay for this special unit once. If something goes wrong, Farpointe will replace it."

Farpointe doesn't provide this warranty lightly. Since many of the P-640 units are slated to be used outdoors or in dusty environments, the proximity/keypad combination is designed to meet IP67 certification. The unit features tamper-proof and weather-resistant epoxy potting to avoid problems with dust, mist or water. It works in temperature extremes from -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°). With distinctive blue backlit keys, the P-640 is very easy to read in dark environments.

"For a growing number of end-users, single factor verification does not provide the access security level they now require," explains Lindley. "Today, they want to have multi-factor verification with what they have, a card, plus what they know, a PIN. With the P-640 Patagonia reader, access control manufacturers and their integrators can provide them with the most reliable solution for what they need."

The P-640 mounts directly to a standard North American sized wall switch box or any flat surface. It is available for shipment now.

About Farpointe

Since 2003, Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group company, has become the global partner of choice for premium RFID systems, including proximity, smart and long range solutions, for access control professionals around the world. Today these technology specialists count on Farpointe's exacting designs, superior manufacturing, competitive prices and excellent performance to enhance their access control systems.

Media Contact

Scott Lindley, Farpointe Data, 1-408-731-8700,

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