Smart Card ReadersFor Contact Chip & Contactless (NFC) Cards

Our range of smart card readers and cross-platform SDK easily enable you to add the proven security of smart cards to your products. Support for both desktop and mobile platforms, along with a wide range of different methods for connecting the readers to a host device, allows the deployment of smart card applications such as ID authentication, e-commerce, information security and access control.

Connectivity Options

  • USB for desktop PCs, laptops and USB On-The-Go mobile devices
  • Bluetooth for all Bluetooth-capable devices
  • Apple Lightning connector for iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad Air
  • Apple 30-pin connector for older iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch
  • 3.5mm audio jack for mobile devices

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

Bluetooth Smart Card Readers

Bluetooth smart card reader for contact chip and NFC cards

Our Bluetooth smart card readers are the ultimate in flexibility and compatibility, offering secure, wireless connectivity with any Bluetooth-enabled system.

A micro-USB connection also allows the readers to be used with systems without Bluetooth.

Two types of bluetooth reader are available: one that supports cards with physical contact (ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4), and one that supports contactless NFC cards (ISO/IEC 14443 Type A and Type B cards).

Supported Platforms

Bluetooth USB
Windows
Windows 8 and newer

Windows XP and newer
macOS and OS X
All versions
Linux
Kernel version 2.6 and newer
iPhone
iPhone 4S and newer
iOS 5 and newer
iPad
iPad 3rd generation and newer
iOS 5 and newer
Android
4.3 Jelly Bean and newer
Device must support Bluetooth Smart

Readers for iPhone/iPod/iPad

Smart Card Reader for iOS with Lightning Connector and micro USB

Our smart card readers for iOS devices facilitate user authentication, e-commerce and other secure applications on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Readers are available for devices that use both the Lightning connector and the older 30-pin connector. Every reader also includes a micro-USB port, allowing it to be used with a desktop PC, laptop or USB On-The-Go enabled mobile device.

All of our readers for iOS devices are certified to meet Apple's MFi performance and quality standards.

Smart Card reader sleeve case for iPad with Lightning Connector

We also offer a range of MFi-certified iPad cases with built-in card readers. These innovative and stylish cases securely hold and protect the iPad without restricting access to the camera and function buttons.

Cases are available for these iPad models:

Supported Standards