Use RTMU86 with ZKTeco access control panel via Wiegand interface

for access control system

RTMU86 is a scanner specially designed for access control systems. It can scan 1D 2D bar codes and read NFC cards, and supports Wiegand 26 and Wiegand 34 output. The read information is transmitted to the access controller through the Wiegand signal and the control door to be opened.

In theory, RTMU86 can be connected to any Wiegand controller. In this article, we will take ZKTeco’s access control panel as an example to demonstrate the hardware connection method and software configuration.


The ZK access control panel

RTMU86 reader


Hardware connecting

Use RTMU86 Wiegand cable to connect to the READER interface of the ZK access control panel

Connect lock with access control panel:

Connect the network cable on the control board to the router lan port or directly plug it into the network port of the computer:

Software preparation




RTMU86 settings

Manually select the scanner model to RTMU86

Click Next

Work mode settings

  • Word mode: Wigan,
  • Development mode: Protocol
  • Wiegand format: Wigan34

Click Next

Select Advanced->Output format->Digital Char turn Hex

Click config code to generate a configuration QR code, use the MU86 to read the QR code to complete the configuration

ZK Access control system software installation and setting

1. Install ZKAccess3.5.16

2. Log in to the ZKAccess control management system

The default account is admin and the password is admin

3. Add access controller device

Click Devie->Search Device-> Search to find and add the ZK controller device in the LAN

Modify the file controller IP.

Select the found controller, right-click and choose Modify Address to configure the device IP address, or you can also specify the IP address for the device in the router DHCP server.

Click Add Device to add the device

4. Add personnel and card number

Select Personnel->Personnel->Add to add personnel and information

Add card number

Click the card icon behind Card Number to select the device that reads the card number, and wait a moment

Swipe the card or scan the bar code to add the card number

5. Personnel registration and access control binding

Add working time zone, Access Control ->Time zone

Add group

Add the previously added personnel to the group, then the personnel have the privilege to open and close doors

6. Real-time monitoring of access control

Click Access Control -> Real-Time Monitoring

Swipe card or read bar code to control the switch

7. Attention!

Once the configuration is changed, the configuration needs to be synchronized to the device


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Wiegand Barcode Scanner & NFC reader And Access Control Solution



Most of the barcode scanners do not have Wiegand output. In addition, much often when we configure a barcode scanner with an access control panel,  we would meet these problems: 1. the output data are wrong–different from the original bar code content. 2. no output. These problems are usually because the data format does not match the requirements of the control panel. For example data length, ASCII, hex, or direct output data, with or without prefix/ suffix…

Now we can use the RTWG01 Wiegand converter to achieve Wiegand output and solve the above problems. Via this RTWG01, we can easily customize the output data transferred to the access controller board. Data length, ASCII, hex, or direct output data, with or without prefix/ suffix… For example: if a barcode includes information: “William zhang, 2345666677, ****224455555*…” we can pick up number “34566667” or “23456666” or “5666677”…


Firstly, we have the RTMU86 that output by the Wiegand interface directly:


Wiegand NFC and 2D Barcode Scanner: RTMU86




And we also developed solutions for three types of barcode scanners:

1. Wiegand solution for barcode scan engines:

2. Wiegand solution for embedded barcode scanner:

3. Wiegand solution for NFC & barcode scanner:



In this article, we take barcode & NFC reader RTX200 as an example and tell you how to build the solution: configure the scanner and RTWG01 converter, detailed introduction for program the access control software. If you want to learn more about the above solutions for scan engines or embedded scanners, please email us:


A. Hardware preparation:

  • RTX200 Barcode& NFC Scanner
  • RTWG01 converter
  • Type 5 and above 8 core RT45 wire


Hardware connection

Connection diagram

RTX200 output the TTL signal through the RJ45 network cable, the other side of the network cable is connected to the RTWG01 which output with Wiegand signal and then connect to the access controller

Connect RTX200 with Wiegand Converter RTWG01 via RT45 wire cable

Connect RTWG01 Wiegand port using wire to access control board Wiegand port


B. Software preparation

  • Access control system:  AccessControlV7.61en(ask RTscan sales engineers to learn more about this system)
  • RTX200 Scanner Configuration Software:
  • Config Tool V2.3.12_JF
  • RTWG01 configuration software:
  • RTSCAN RTWG01Config Tool V1.1

Firstly, use Config Tool V2.3.12_JF to set up RTX200 parameters, then connect the RTX200 with the RTWG01 converter, and configure the RTWG01 by RTSCAN RTWG01 Config Tool V1.1.

C. RTX200 Scanner Settings

The RTX200 needs to be set up to TTL output, baud rate 9600, 8 n 1; output mode: direct output, decoded data output to TTL directly.

1. Select Product Model

Run the Config Tool V2.3.12_JF, select: TX

Click next

2. Set Working Mode

Set work mode to ordinary

  • Output T TL
  • Serial port setting
  • Baud rate:9600
  • Data Bit:8
  • Check Digit: NONE
  • Stop Bit:1

Click next

3 Setting the output format

Select Output format->Direct in the “Advanced” option

4. Save Configuration

Click config code to generate the configuration QR code, use the device to scan the QR code to complete the configuration

D. RTWG01 converter settings

RTWG01 default baud rate 9600, the output mode is the digital string to digital output, Wiegand format for automatic recognition, interception function off

1.Set output format

Select “Digital char turn Hex” output format

After scanning the barcode, “Digital char turn Hex” converts the digital string to digital output.

For example: scan a barcode “987654321”, and the access controller will also get data”987654321”.

2. Set the Wiegand format

Set the Wiegand format “auto”

Set to auto mode, automatically output the corresponding format Wiegand signal according to the input content length.

  • 0-16777216 output Wiegand 26 signal
  • 16777216-4294967296 output Wiegand 34 signal
  • 429496729-18446744073709551616 output Wiegand 66 signal

3. Save Configuration

Connect RTWG01 with RTX200 scanner, use the scanner to read the configuration code generated by the RTWG01 config Tool.

E. Installation and Setting of Access Control System Software

1. installation AccessControlV7.61en

This software comes with RTscan’s access controller board, if you want, please contact the RTscan sales team to get the controller and the software. But you can also use your own access control software & system.


2.Run and log in to the Access Control System

Login Control Software

Default User Name: abc, password 123

3. Add Access Controller device

Click “1. add C controllers by Searching” scan to add a master controller board inside the LAN

Or click on the Configuration>Controllers ->Search to scan the control access controller in your LAN

4. Modify file controller IP

Select the scanned controller, right-click to select “Configure” to configure the device IP address. You can also specify the device address in the router DHCP server.

Click “Add Found To Database” Add Device

5. Add Person and Card Number

Choose Configuration ->Personnel->Auto Add Add Person

Select the device to enter the door card and Click next

Add card number to the list by reading the barcode or NFC card

Click OK to enter these card numbers

You can also manually enter user information by: Configuration ->Personnel->Add manually

6. Access permissions

Click Configuration ->Access Privilege->Change Privileges to assign permissions to users

Click on > and >> to add users and access control

Click Allow And Download to save the card number to the control panel

7. Real-time monitoring

Click Operation ->Real-Time Monitoring

Read NFC card or scan bar code to control switch on/off of the access

F. Intercepting data to output Wiegand signal to access controller

More often, the bar code data or NFC card data exceeds the Wiegand length or contains other non-numeric characters. In these kinds of applications, we need to make the scanner intercept and only pick up the data we want, and then output to the Wiegand signal.

For example: If a barcode contains information “mobile:11223344, “, and we need to intercept the 11223344 only to output via Wiegand interface to the access controller, then we do like this:

Run and Setup intercept function in RTWG01Config Tool

The start bit is the starting position, the length is the intercept length, for the above example: “mobile:11223344,”, to intercepts 11223344, we setup:

“mobile:” length 6 byte and number “1” begin from the 7th

“11223344: “8 bytes long

So set to intercept 8 characters from bit 7

When the length is set to 0, the intercept length is all the remaining data.

For example:

If “6914068019529” and we want to intercept 068019529, it is set to:


You need to set the RTX200 scanner to TTL output of 9600 8-N-1,  then work with RTWG01.



For any questions, please consult our sales engineer or support team



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