• Hands Free operation (500 mm or 1.0 metre);
  • Multiple Identification (8 tags max);
  • Low Cost Slim Profile;
  • Single Piece Reader;
  • Simple Installation;
  • Indoor/Outdoor use;
  • Secure Data Exchange;
  • 1:100 Million Error Rate;
  • Wiegand, Clock & Data or Serial Output;
  • CE, DTI & FCC Approved.


The Census® "Label" reader can simultaneously interrogate tags up to 1.0 metre from the readers face. The range can be reduced to 500mm using a selector link. The RF communications between each Census® tag and reader is scrambled to eliminate the chance of simulated
tokens being used.

The "Label" reader is suitable for flush mounting directly on a wooden door when it produces a profile of 4.5mm. A 10mm spacer is provided to enable surface mounting on glass or other surfaces. The unit is designed to secure directly to a standard electrical switch back box for flush mounting on a wall. It is also suitable for pole mounting when used for car park applications.

The reader can be configured with a number of output options including "open format" 26 bit Wiegand, special format Wiegand or Clock & Data. These outputs are complemented with an RS232 compatible serial output as standard, thus enabling two data acquisition systems to be
addressed simultaneously.



Specification Details
Power requirements 6 to 18 volts DC @ 70mA
Dimensions 214 x 163 x 4.5mm
Weight 240g
Temperature range -20°C to +60°C (non condensing)
Housing Charcoal ABS with Polycarbonate label insert
LED function RED internally controlled
GREEN externally controlled
Noise indication, Data Sent Indication
Output Formats ELC1 - Standard 26 bit Wiegand
ELC2 - Customer specific formats
(Wiegand, Clock & Data and Serial Data)
Terminations 10 way screw terminal

Reading ranges vary with the type of tag and the reader model used, please refer to the Census® Products Matrix for further information..


The product is suitable for numerous applications, they include but are not limited to:

  • Hands Free Access Control;
  • Car Parking Control.

Ordering Information

Ordered as ELC1 (ELC1A - USA systems) for open 26 bit Wiegand Reader or ELC2 (ELC2A - USA systems) and any variant.

Technical Details

Download the 1st manual for ELCx.

Download the datasheet for ELCx.