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Thank you for purchasing the AirID Mini Smart Card Reader. Before using AirID Mini, please take the time to read this user manual, to learn about all the features and capabilities of your new AirID Mini.
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READ ME FIRST - Quick Set up Guide for AirID2 Mini
Questions and Support
About this User Manual
This guide provides step-by-step instructions to help customers using the AirID Mini on different platforms and contains also information for application developers needed to use certgate's AirID Bluetooth reader with their apps.
AirID Mini is powered by a rechargeable Li-Po battery. The battery is charged by plugging the AirID Mini into either a computer or external USB wall adapter using the USB cable provided. The LCD display shows all setting information and status of the reader. The user-friendly control element helps you to navigate through the settings of the device.
- Low Power Display
Expand title Control element: 2-button navigation
AirID Mini is designed for easy menu navigation using a 2-button-navigation.
Long keypress: switching the device On / Off
Short keypress: scrolling down
Short keypress: confirm / select
Expand title LED indicator Color Mode Meaning
on during battery charging; off when battery charging is done
on during bluetooth communication activities
blinking ongoing FIDO communication - User Presence, waiting for input
on during smart card activities
- USB interface
Changing the smart card
To change or insert the smart card, please follow the instructions here:
In the AirID device menu, you can get status information about your AirID Mini and configure various settings. You can access the different menu entries by navigating with the control element.
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Menu: AirID Info
Menu: Prefered Device
Using AirID Mini
Using Bluetooth Mode
AirID offers smart card and FIDO based-security via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Version 5. The Bluetooth connection of AirID is protected by an additional AES256 encryption.
Using USB Mode
AirID can be used as a standard USB CCID reader on almost all PCs with a common operating system supporting the CCID standard (Windows, MacOS and Linux etc.) and as a standard USB FIDO security key on all PCs with a common operating system supporting the FIDO standard (Windows 10 20H2, MacOS Big Sur and Linux).
Setup: AirID Software
The AirID software consists of two components:
- AirID drivers, which ensures the Bluetooth communication between AirID and the operating system. The driver must be installed additionally depending on the platform or is already integrated in the apps and solutions of third party vendors.
- AirID Central App - a management software for your AirID forming the basis for usage of the device. The tool provides you with information and setting options for your AirID when your reader is connected to your device. The AirID Central App also always provides the latest firmware for your AirID and enables you to update your AirID via USB and Bluetooth ("Over-The-Air").
AirID can be used with different clients and platforms, but not in parallel operation.
Select your platform for detailed information on the AirID software available:
Setup: AirID Mini and Bluetooth Connection
Setup: FIDO authentication with AirID Mini
Setup: AirID Mini Autolock Distance
AirID Mini Firmware Update
To always benefit from the latest features and maximum security of your AirID, you should run the latest AirID firmware. Using the AirID management software AirID Central with its integrated updater always provides the latest firmware for your device when available. The AirID Central App enables you to update your AirID via USB and Bluetooth ("Over-The-Air").
It is also possible to update the AirID firmware manually via USB on Windows or MacOS PCs. Download the latest firmware from our website and unzip the file. Below, you will find the necessary steps for the update.
Maintenance & Care
Disposal & Recycling
Warranty/ License/ Technical Support