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The NFC ZKporter system replaces

contactless ID cards with an NFC mobile phone.


Just connect the NFC ZKporter reader to your current access control system,

download our free identification app and enjoy the advantages of mobile identification.

If you do not have an access control system installed yet, NFC ZKporter is able to work in standalone mode to control a single entrance.

Function and connection of NFC ZKporter

The NFC ZKporter system is designed for maximum compatibility with current access control systems as well as the most frequent identification cards standards.

It is therefore prepared for installation at places where most people still use contactless cards and ensures the parallel functioning of both technologies for an unlimited period of time.

From the viewpoint of any access control, attendance or other superior system the identification via mobile phone is identical to identification using a contactless card. All you have to do is exchange the readers and NFC ZKporter takes care of everything else.

The user identification is as easy as tapping the NFC ZKporter reader with a mobile phone. The user ID is transferred within a second.

The ID is then passed on to a superior identification system in order to validate the user rights and unlock the entrance. All communication is carried out at the same speed as when using a contactless card

What is NFC technology

NFC (“Near Field Communication”) is a technology for short-range contactless communication, usually for a few centimeters.

It is a technology designed for mobile phones that is being used mainly for mobile payments, identification applications or mobile marketing.

The NFC technology allows the initiation of communication with another electronic device by a simple mutual touch of the devices, by reading the information from a data tag (so-called NFC tag), identifying the user through an access control or attendance system and many other functions.

The NFCporter system uses the communication between the mobile phone and the reader to transfer identification data. By touching the reader with his mobile phone, the user is allowed to enter the building or be clocked in on an attendance terminal.


Working frequency:                13,56 MHz

Standard:                                 ISO/IEC 14443

Accepted card types:             All cards and devices with communication

standard ISO/IEC 14443

NFC modes:                            Reader/writer – reading and writing to card/tag

Card emulation – reader emulates a card

Peer-to-Peer – communication with NFC device

Reading distance:                  3.0 cm NFC phone communication

4.5 cm Mifare DESFire (reading file)

5.0 cm Mifare Standard (reading from sector

Communication interface:    Wiegand, RS232

Connecting cable:                 TRONIC-CY 12×0.14 RAL7001, 0,5m length

Indication:                              green and red LED, acoustic signalization

Power supply:                              9 to 15 V DC

Consumption:                             120 mA

Protection:                                   tamper

Working temperature range:  – 25 to + 50 °C

Degree of protection:               IP 65

Weatherproofing:                     environment class IV

Cover material:                         ABS

Color:                                       RAL9004

Dimensions:                            117 x 44 x 20 mm

Certification:                            CE

ZKporter Readerlogo-zktime-nfc

TheZKporter Reader is a white-label OEM reader with universal communication interface designed for easy integration into third party identification solutions.

Features screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-7-03-20-am

  • universal smart solution for mobile identification
  • supports RFID, NFC and BLE communication
  • supports Android (v4.4+) and iOS (v7+) devices
  • “on-tap” or “on-approach” identification
  • white-label solution
  • easy integration
  • addon ID management platform


Order code







up to 7 cm

on tap




up to 10 m

on approach

Android + iOS

Communication protocols

  • Wiegand 26bit, 32bit or 56bit (other options on demand)
  • Serial line RS232

Accepted ID media

  • Mifare 1k
  • DESFire EV1
  • Ultralight
  • NTAG20x
  • NTAG21x
  • PayPass

Accepted mobile devices

  • Android 4.4+
  • iOS 7+

Power Supply

  • 12 – 15 VDC / max. 200mA

Temperature Range

  • -25°C to 60°C (-13° to 140°F)


  • Pigtail, LiYCY 12×0, 14 mm2, 3m







power supply



power supply



Wiegand data



Wiegand data



green LED



red LED






tamper contact



tamper contact



RS232 data



RS232 data

Cable Distance

  • Wiegand 150m (500ft)
  • RS232 30m (100ft)





Standard housing

11,7 cm (4.6“)

5.0 cm (2.0”)

2,0 cm (0.8“)

Only PCB

10,5 cm (0.0”)

4.5 cm (0.0“

1,1 cm (0.0”)

Antenna dimensions



6,0 cm (0.0“)

4.5 cm (0.0”)

Demo IMAporter Reader

images, tech specs, app links, connection options and parameters, compatibility


For trying out the functions of ZKTime NFC Reader and testing its function together with your control unit, we offer a demo package for a subsidized price.

The ZKTime NFC Reader Demo is available in two variants

  • screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-7-51-34-amRSW.04 (RFID + NFC)
  • RSW.04-B (RFID + NFC + BLE)

Configuration Options and Features

It comes with 3 Demo Configuration Cards that enable users to test different communication protocols with their system and 2 Demo Access Cards.

Demo Configuration Cards

  • Wiegand 26bit + RS232
  • Wiegand 32bit + RS232
  • Wiegand 56bit + RS232

Demo Access Cards

  • MIFARE Classic 1k (UID reading)
  • MIFARE DESFire (File: 0; No: 65534; Key: 12345678901234567890123456789012)

Mobile devices

  • Android 4.4+ NFC/BLE devices with ZKTIME NFC ZKporter Key app installed
  • iOS 7+ BLE devices with IMAporter Key app installed

All configuration cards are set to use the following settings

  • Wiegand output according to card description:
    • Wiegand 26: 1 parity bit, 24 data bits, 1 parity bit
    • Wiegand 32: without parity
    • Wiegand 56: without parity
  • RS232 output:
    • Broadcast lentgh: 32 bits
    • Baud rate: 9600, 8bits without parity
    • Format: ASCII
  • Accepted ID media
    • MIFARE Classic 1K – UID reading
    • MIFARE DESFire – File reading (according to specification above)
    • NFC devices – needs to be set using IMAporter Setup app
    • BLE devices (if supported by HW) – needs to be set using IMAporter Setup app

Demo Reader Configuration

  1. Connect the reader to the control unit and power it up (wiring scheme here)
    • Depending whether the reader was previously configured it starts blinking green or red LED
  2. In the first 10 sec after power up apply a configuration card and hold it at the reader for at least 5sec
    • During download of the configuration file, the reader will shine the green for 3 seconds and then briefly blink red
    • If NFC or BLE is enabled by the configuration card (for DEMO readers it is always enabled), the reader will continue blinking red in 1sec intervals until NFC/BLE settings are configured
  3. Download and run IMAporter Setup app
  4. Fill in the fields with the following settings: Key = “demokey” and Location = “demo0001
    • The purpose of Location ID is to distinguish between different systems
    • The purpose of Key is to secure the communication between use mobile phone and reader
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  5. Tap the Setup Lock button and apply the phone onto the reader
  6. When set, the Setup app announces that the reader has been successfully set and the reader stops blinking red
  7. Now you can proceed to reader testing

Demo Reader Testing

Testing with RFID card

  1. Apply any of the Demo Access Cards
  2. The reader will read the MIFARE Classic UID or DESFire File and transmit the ID to the control unit using the protocol and interface it was previously configured to
  3. Depending on the settings of the control unit it will shine red or green LED (deny or allow access)

Testing with NFC/BLE device

  1. Download and install the IMAporter Key app
  2. Run the app and navigate to Credentials tab
  3. Tap + button and fill in the New credentials form
    • Description = “demo” (or anything of your choice)
    • System ID = “demo0001” (previously configured using IMAporter Setup app in the field Location temporary terms mismatch)
    • Card = “123456” (or anything else – it is the user ID that will be transmitted to the control unit)
    • Card PIN = “1234” (optional feature, can be required for doors with higher security)
    • Porter Key = “demokey” (previously configured using IMAporter Setup app in the field Key temporary terms mismatch)
    • screenshot_20160713-210033
  4. RSW.04-B only: Navigate to My doors tab and tap the + button to search for a BLE reader in range
  5. RSW.04-B only: Tap on the reader to view a configuration form and fill it in
    • MAC address – unique identifier of the reader
    • Name = “Demo Reader” (your own name for the reader)
    • Automatic open – enable/disable simplified opening service
    • Default open signal – use individual or global signal strength for automatic opening
    • Custom signal strength to open – set individual opening signal strenth
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  6. Navigate to Settings tab and enable NFC identification. BLE identification does not have to be enabled unless you want to use automatic opening from notification bar or by lighting up the display.
  7. To test NFC identification, tap the reader with the mobile device
    • To identify using NFC, the screen needs to be lit, but the IMAporter Key app can be turned off
  8. RSW.04-B only: Navigate to Available doors tab and tap the detected reader named using your name “Demo Reader”
  9. RSW.04-B only: Communication window will pop up for a second and reader will beep and light green/red LED according to access rights settings in the connected control unit


  • Q: During testing of BLE or NFC communication, the app says Unknown system ID and reader does not react
  • A: You have a typo in the System ID field, please check and rewrite if needed. For demo reader it should be demo0001
  • screenshot_20160713-210452
  • Q: During testing of BLE or NFC communication, the app says Wrong porter key and reader does not react
  • A: You have a typo in the Porter Key field, please check and rewrite if needed. For demo reader it should be demokey
  • screenshot_20160713-210401
  • Q: Mobile device says that identifier has been sucessfully sent, but door does not open
  • A: The user ID is not authorized to enter, it is not configured in the control unit