Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more.
The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.
The Proxmark Pro aims to solve some of the existing problems that prevent the Proxmark3 from easily being used without a PC. The Proxmark Pro will feature an LCD character display, more powerful FPGA (5x), simple navigation switch, lithium ion on-board battery, buzzer and MicroSD card slot. Most importantly, the Proxmark Pro will be completely operable with one hand. The big promise of the Proxmark Pro is completely untethered operation.
In order to operate the Proxmark3 without a PC, users must connect an external battery pack and place the device in a special operating mode (“standalone mode”) by holding the button. Standalone mode lacks flexibility because the type of tag to read or emulate must be specified when the firmware is compiled. For example, there is no way to switch between HF and LF tag types in the field. The interface to Standalone mode is also awkward because output must be represented using the 4 LEDs on-board. Meanwhile, the only form of control is a single push button.
The Proxmark Pro aims to solve these problems by introducing a small but adequate character LCD, a navigation switch, support for an on-board battery, and a buzzer for audible event notification. Additionally, the new antenna connection will not require users to have the antenna connected via a cable. This means that the Proxmark Pro will take the form of a single rigid body that can be wielded effectively with one hand.
For more information on the new Proxmark Pro RFID tester jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.