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Omnikey 5021 CL Reader

Manufacturer Code: R50210218 by HID
Item Code: R50210218


Discontinued - Recommended Migration Path Is To The Omnikey 5022

Ideal contactless reader for work environments using mobile workstations

  • USB 2.0

  • Contactless only (13.56 MHz) reader (closed housing)

  • Available in Multiple Color Options: (Blue, Dark Grey, Green, Orange, Red, Dark Blue)

  • Seamless Integration into HID® on the Desktop

  • Optional Card Retainer and Mounting Accessories

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Delivery Options

Orders placed Monday to Friday before 3 p.m. will dispatch the same day.
Orders placed after 3 p.m. will ship the next working day.
If after 3 p.m. and the goods are urgent, please contact us and we'll try our best to help.
Deliveries are subject to stock availability and credit control.
Next day delivery is not available on personalised products - please see the indicated lead times for these products.

  • Free Express Courier Next Business Day
    Free delivery on orders over £150 (ex. VAT)- UK mainland only.
    For offshore UK islands and the Scottish Highlands, please allow 2 - 3 working days.
  • Standard Express Courier
    £7.95 - UK mainland, next business day.
    For offshore UK islands and the Scottish Highlands, please allow 2 - 3 working days.
  • Pre 10:30 Next Business Day
    £37.50 - UK mainland only.
  • Saturday Delivery
    Please contact us
  • Same Day Delivery
    Please contact us
  • Collection From Northampton Office
    Collections by appointment only, please contact us.
  • International Shipping
    Rates available at checkout.


Please contact us within 14 days of receiving your goods if you wish to return any items and we will arrange collection. All goods must be returned unopened and in a resalable condition. Please note that for personalised such as custom lanyards, preprinted cards or card encodings are non-returnable unless the goods are shown to be faulty. For further details, please see our terms and conditions.

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Product Description


The OMNIKEY 5021 CL contactless smart card reader provides convenience, speed and security for applications such as PC and network log-on, email encryption and digital signature, while also supporting contactless physical access and contactless PKI cards. Utilising a new state-of-the-art design and a robust set of features supporting multiple technologies, the usability of the reader is extended far beyond its standard desktop operation.

Accessories such as an adhesive plate, screw mount and card holder options ensure perfect alignment with different use applications and their required mounting options.

The OMNIKEY 5021 CL's innovative design and compact form factor enables its use in restricted environments where computers on wheels and mobile work stations are commonly used.

With its full driver support for all major operating systems, the OMNIKEY 5021 CL enhances the OMNIKEY reader portfolio with a new, stylish and modern reader.

Key Features

  • Small form-factor for use in mobile and space-restricted environments

  • Optional card holder for "card present" operation

  • Optional adhesive tape and additional mounting units available


Base Model NumberOMNIKEY 5021 CL
Dimensions2.32'' x 2.32'' x 0.44'' (59 x 59 x1 1,4 mm)
WeightApprox. 3.52 oz (100 g)
Power SupplyBus powered
Operating Temperature32–158 °F (0–70 °C)
Non-Operating Temperature-4 to 176 °F (-20 to +80 °C)
Operating Humidity0–95% rH
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0 (also compliant with USB 1.1)
Transmission Speed12 Mbps (USB 2.0 full speed)
ProtocolsT=CL, MIFARE, iCLASS / ISO 14443 A with 848 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card),
ISO 14443 B with 848 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card),
ISO 15693 with 26 Kbps transmission rate (depending on card)
Supported APIsPC / SC driver (ready for 2.01), Synchronous API (on top of PC/SC)
PC / SC Driver SupportWindows Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
Windows Server 2003/2008 (32 bit / 64 bit), 2008R2 (64 bit)
Windows CE 4.2/5/6/7 (depending on hardware)
Linux and Mac OS X
Status Indicator Two dual-colour LED bars (white - ready / blue - busy)
ColourBody Light Grey / Cover in different colors available
Optional AccessoriesCard Holder (for Card present use)
Adhesive tape
Mounting Jacket
Customisation OptionsCustomer-specific logo : available upon request
Cable Length78'' (200cm)
Meantime Between Failure(MTBF)500,000 hours
Compliance / CertificationMicrosoft WHQL1
Safety / EnvironmentalCE, FCC, UL, RoHS, WEEE,
In preparation: C-TICK, KCC
WarrantyTwo-year manufacturer’s warranty. (For drivers, see complete lifetime support policy.)
1 = Windows® Hardware Quality Lab


Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU R50210218
Manufacturer HID
Manufacturer Code R50210218