|FAQ for bR301 Smart Card Reader|
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Yes, the bR301 is wireless and it communicates with the smart card through Bluetooth technology.
In the i-Neighbour App, this reader is incorporated with the Security Guard Module. When a visitor or a security guard slots an identity card in bR301, it'll automatically read the information stored in the chipset of the smartcard such as name and ic number.
The guard can ask the visitor to insert the identity card into the portable Smart Card Reader by himself/herself.
bR301uses a Lithium battery 800mAH; when it is fully charged with the micro-USB DC power cable provided, the battery can last for 10-12 hours (run-time).
No. bR301 Smart Card Reader only supports one communication at a time.
Blue – indicates Bluetooth has been activated.
Red – indicates recharging battery, if the battery fully charged, then the red light will turn off.
White – indicates the smart card is being read.
Yellow – indicates low battery, advice to charge battery.
It supports Bluetooth 2.1/3.0/3.1/4.0.
The pairing distance is around 1 meter, and the communication is within 4 meter.
The bR301 card reader is a common reader, only reads the smart card that is having similar type of chipset and microprocessor only, and if the eID or chip supports ISO 7816 protocol, then it can use bR301. Here are a list of countries that their citizen’s identity cards confirmed can be supported by bR301: Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, UK, US, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Below is the country list that use smartcard as eID but not all verify with bR 301 Smart Reader.