IDP Smart 51 / 31 Testing Omnikey Encoder

Modified on Thu, 05 Mar 2020 at 04:58 PM

If you need to check the functionality of the Omnikey Encoder installed in your Smart 51 card printer please follow these instructions.


Download the installation CD files for your Smart 51 printer or insert the Install CD into our computer.



If you do not have an extraction utility you can download 7-Zip for free. 

Unzip all the downloaded files to your desktop where you can access them easily. 

Before you test the encoder you will need to install the Omnikey Drivers found in the options\Omnikey 5x2x folder on the install CD. Extract and run the installer then reboot your PC.

To these the encoder follow these instructions.

1.       In the downloaded files browse to the utilities folder and double click to run the CardPrinterTest.exe


2.        When the program is connect to the printer the name of the printer will appear at the top of the program window.

3.       Insert one new Mifare card into the hopper at the front of the printer then look to the buttons at the top of the windows and click the ‘In’ button, then the “RF2” button to position the card at the encoder.

4.       Now look to the middle left of the program window and click the RF (PCSC) tab. Then click “Init” to initialize the encoder, when the name of the encoder appears next to the button ensure the one that has CL (for contactless) is selected in the dropdown menu.


5. Now click “Contact” then “Get UID” to read the card UID of the Mifare card that was inserted into the printer.

6. To complete the process click the OUT button to eject the Mifare card from the printer and then close the test utility.

This process confirms the Omnikey Encoder is installed and working correctly.


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