MACE Reader MM

MACE Reader MM

'Multi-technology reader for cards and smartphones'

The MACE Reader MM is a multi-technology reader designed to be used with MACE apps storing MACE identifiers. It supports Bluetooth, NFC, smart cards and proximity cards. The reader is small enough to be mullion mounted.

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Product Features & Benefits

The Nedap MACE platform allows access control system to use smartphones as access credentials. The platform enables the delivery of virtual identity credentials to smartphones over a cloud-based service. The MACE App on the smartphones can use the communication features of the smartphone to present the credentials to MACE readers.

The MACE app can receive and store multiple virtual identity credentials. These credentials can be presented to MACE readers using NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy or QR codes.

The MACE Reader MM supports Bluetooth, NFC, smart cards and proximity cards. The reader is small enough to be mullion mounted and is configurable using a free downloadable tool that connects to the USB port. Settings such as read range and output format can be set.


  • Enables the use of smartphones to identify people
  • Supports NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy, proximity and smart card technology
  • Compatible with any access control system
  • Combines convenience and security
  • Easy set up



Supply voltage: 12 to 24 VDC (from power-limited UL294 or UL603 Listed power source)
Current consumption: 

0.4A@12VDC, 0.2@24VDC


Dimensions: 150 x 50 x 40 mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 0.5 kg
Housing: Aluminium chassis with polycarbonate cover
Protection: IP65
Operating temp.: -20°C to +60°C
Relative humidity:  10% to 93% , non-condensing


Read range: Bluetooth Low Energy: configurable up to 25 cm (proximity), 2m (short), 5m (medium) or 15m (long)
NFC, proximity card and smart cards: up to 5cm
Operating frequency: Bluetooth low energy 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
NFC & smartcards: 13.56 MHz
Proximity cards: 128 kHz
Air interface:

13 MHz: according to ISO 14443/15693
2.45 GHz: according to bluetooth 4.0

Comm's interfaces: RS485 and USB2 service interface
Comm's protocols: CR/LF, OSDP
Inputs: 2 TTL digital inputs for LED control (RED/GREEN), 1 TTL digital input for beeper control
Output: Wiegand, Magstripe (clock & data)
Max. cable length: Fixed cable length of 5 metres included (pigtail)
Wiegand: 150m, 22AWG
RS485: 1200m when installed correctly
Tamper switch: Magnetic switch, normally closed

Europe: R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
USA: FCC Title 47 Part 15B and 15C
Canada: ISED ICES-003 and RSS210
Safety: EN60950-1
EMC: EN301489
Telecom: EN330 330 and EN300 328
Human Exposure assessment: ICNIRP Guidelines, EN62369 and EN50364