YSoft launches universal RFID reader

April 7, 2022

Y Soft, a digital transformation office solution provider, announced it is extending its RFID and contact reader range with the release of YSoft MFX Ultimate Reader. As the only reader to combine mobile, HID and Legic in one device, meaning it can decrypt almost all secure card and mobile data, this makes it the most universal RFID reader on the market. As another industry first, the reader also comes with a free product-lifetime warranty, which will be rolled out across the entire readers' range.

With over half a million units sold, Y Soft is an established and leading hardware manufacturer of RFID and contact reader devices. The company researches, develops, builds, certifies, and strenuously robot tests its products in-house in the EU. 

The hardware is plug-and-play by default and can switch seamlessly from one technology to another and, in most cases, is up and running in just a matter of seconds. The readers are product-lifetime warrantied and numerous unique technologies help prevent the occurrence of any read errors. These technologies include triple scan-checking by default, automated self-diagnostics and antenna self-check, plus patented technology to improve the speed and accuracy when reading the data so users can reliably authenticate themselves at the devices every time. Based on Y Soft's hardware performance assurance, which equates to over 2.5 million hours of mean time between failures (MTBF) testing, the devices are tested five-times more robustly than the closest competitors' technology is.

The need for companies to provide an increasingly dispersed workforce with secure and authorized access to systems, machinery and buildings, no matter where and when they need it, has never been more necessary than now. The YSoft MFX Ultimate Reader is the first of its kind to overcome the technological complexity of combining card and mobile reading chips into one device to create a solution that allows companies to digitally transform from cards to mobile-first authentication using the same reader. The technology enables them to transition into a truly secure work-from-anywhere/hybrid workforce. By future-proofing user access and replacing the need for users to authenticate using multiple cards, it is now possible for them to simply use the mobile device they already have in their pocket.

"Offering companies the ability to buy readers that align with their current authentication method, and also supporting them with transitioning into a mobile-first approach, opens a world of possibilities for those companies needing to provide secure and future-proof access to an increasingly hybrid workforce," said Anne Valaitis, research manager, Hardcopy Industry Transformation Advisory Service, IDC.

The readers can authenticate across many scenarios, including, secure print and scan management, machine access and manufacturing process tracking, secure 3D print management, time tracking, attendance and access systems, fleet management, driver access, electric vehicle charging stations, vending machines and many other places. Plus, with follow-the-sun global support and the product-lifetime warranty, in the unlikely event that the device encounters a problem, there is someone standing by in the user's time zone to help solve it.

"Customers rely on our MP dry cabinets to store sensitive electronic components requiring extremely low humidity (<1% RH). To ensure proper component handling, access control and history logging are needed. RFID cards provide an ideal solution with maximum user comfort," said Pavel Malysz, owner, MP Elektronik. "As many of our customers have their own RFID cards with various technologies, Y Soft's MFX Ultimate Reader and great support allow us to provide a solution to any customer with minimum effort."

The product lifetime warranty has also been rolled out across the entire reader range of products, not only the YSoft MFX Ultimate Reader, another industry first. Plus, there is an option to purchase product-lifetime warranties for all recently sold readers.

"We are very proud of our extended range of readers. We believe that the addition of the YSoft MFX Ultimate Reader brings a level of sophistication that proves our dedication to offering the best in fast, secure, and robust authentication. The product-lifetime warranty serves as the hallmark of our commitment. By offering distributors, manufacturers, and end-users a one-stop-shop for their RFID and contact reader needs, we can help guarantee that reliability is hardcoded into our range," said Marcel Fejtek, COO, head of manufacturing and hardware engineering, Y Soft.