PC-Linked Smart Card Readers

February 27, 2013
 

ACR38U PocketMate smart card reader

Introduction

ACR38U PocketMate is a smart card reader that has more to it than meets the eye. No larger than a standard USB token, it transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion. It is capable of supporting demanding smart card applications, providing the perfect balance between reliable functionality and design aesthetics to meet your security needs in applications like e-Banking, e-Payment, Physical and Logical Access and e-Government.

Housing the ACR38 core, ACR38U PocketMate supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5 V, 3 V, and 1.8 V), microprocessor cards with the T=0, and T=1 protocols. In addition, it supports a wide variety of memory cards in the market, including the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) This makes it ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as PIV Application and Digital Signature.

The highly compact ACR38U PocketMate is specifically designed to be brought and used anytime, anywhere. Being a PC/SC and CCID compliant device, ACR38U PocketMate can easily be integrated into a PC environment, with drivers that are compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Also, ACR38U PocketMate may now be used on mobile devices running the Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above.

With its various features, this FIPS 201 certified smart card reader is the perfect device for your smart card solution

Features

  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) card
  • Supports CAC (Common Access Card)
  • Supports PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Card
  • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
  • Supports memory cards:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards), including:
      • Atmel: AT24C01 / 02 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024
      • SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
      • Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
    • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM and write protect function, including: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532, SLE5542
    • Cards with intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM and write-protect function, including: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518, SLE5528
    • Cards with ‘104’ type of EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636
    • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
    • Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including: SLE4404
    • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone, including: AT88SC101, AT88SC102, AT88SC1003
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Features Short Circuit Protection
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)

Applications

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  • e-Government
  • e-Banking  and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 58.0 mm (L) x 20.0 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50⁰ C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
MTBF 500,00 hrs
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ), T=0 and T=1
  • CAC & PIV Smart Cards
Compliance/Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, FIPS 201, TAA, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 7, 8, 2012
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win NT 4.0, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7, Win 8
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x 64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3.1 and above

 

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