Smart Card Readers

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.

Supported Platforms

Connectivity Options

Readers for iPhone/iPod/iPad

SC Reader with Lightning Connector

Our most popular option, 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.

SC Reader iDevice Sleeve 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:

Bluetooth Readers for Maximum Compatibility

SC Reader with Bluetooth

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 cards (ISO/IEC 14443 Type A and Type B cards).

Supported Standards