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.

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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
  • Solaris

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 Standards

  • Compliant with PC/SC, CCID standards
  • ISO-7816-1/2/3/4 T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • ISO 7816 Class A and B cards
  • EMV 2000 Level 1
  • RoHS
  • CE, FCC
  • Microsoft WHQL 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7 certified

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Supported Platforms

Bluetooth USB SIM
Windows
Windows 8 and newer

Windows XP and newer

Windows 2000 and newer
macOS and OS X
All versions
Linux
Kernel version 2.6 and newer
Solaris
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

4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and newer
Device must support USB On-The-Go

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:

  • iPad Air
  • iPads with 30-pin connectors (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Mini (1st and 2nd generation)

Supported Standards

  • Compliant with PC/SC, CCID standards
  • ISO-7816-1/2/3 T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C cards
  • EMV Level 1
  • MFi Certified
  • Auto-PPS

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Readers for SIM Cards

USB R1 Sim Smart Card Reader

The R1 Sim Smart Card Reader facilitates e-commerce, user authentication, e-banking, e-Government and more.

The R1 supports all SIM card types: standard, Micro and Nano* SIM cards. The reader offers a plug and play solution, without the need for driver installations and system compliance checking. It has USB 2.0 full speed support, allowing it to be used with a desktop computer, laptop or USB On-The-Go enabled mobile device.

It protects against short circuits and overcurrents and the firmware supports upgrading in encryption.

*An adapter would be required for Nano cards

Supported Standards

  • GSM 11.11 SIM Cards
  • Compliant with PC/SC, CCID standards
  • ISO-7816-1/2/3/4 T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C cards
  • EMV 2000 Level 1
  • Auto-PPS
  • RoHS
  • CE, FCC
  • Microsoft WHQL 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7 certified

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