OMNIKEY 5x27CK Developer Center

OMNIKEY 5x27CK Developer Tool Kit Overview

The OMNIKEY 5x27CK readers provide a solution for CCID and keyboard wedge applications. CCID support allows reader installation without the need to install or maintain drivers, eliminating complex software lifecycle management issues in the field and accelerating the time to market. These devices are commonly used in printers, copiers, vending machines and access control systems.

With the keyboard wedge functionality, users of OMNIKEY 5x27CK readers can retrieve data from a card that is presented to the reader and directly input the card data into an application using keystroke emulation. This eliminates the need for customers to manually enter the card data into an application.

The Developers Center extends access to HID Global's broad developer community while also providing access to a comprehensive set of tools and documentation. These resources facilitate fast and easy integration of the OMNIKEY 5x27CK-Mini or desktop reader into CCID and keyboard wedge solutions, enabling developers to become part of the Genuine HID Technology™ ecosystem. Developer Toolkit resources include:

  • Detailed Product Documentation
  • Application Notes
  • Downloads

For additional information please register your License Key online.

OK5x27 Service Pack 2.0 for 5427CK Gen 2 and 5127CK-Mini readers is now available providing many new features including:

  • Support forMIFARE DESFire EV2
  • Encrypted Keyboard Wedge Output
  • Custom Seos ADF Keyboard Wedge Output
  • Additional Keyboard Wedge Outputs - Reverse Binary and Bit Manipulation Operations
  • Full Support for ASCII character table in pre and post stroke strings


Please view the OK5x27 Service Pack 2.0 Release Notes for full details