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General Support for non-government applications

Smart Card Reader

How do smart card readers work?

There are many types of smart card readers, but the main types we supply are:


  • There his type of reader requires a physical connection to the cards, made by inserting the card into the reader. 


  • This type of reader works with a radio frequency that communicates when the card comes close to the reader.

NOTE: Readers DO NOT come with software.

Normal Uses of Smart Card Readers:

  • Secure logon and authentication of users to PCs and networks
  • Secure B2B and B2C e-commerce
  • Storage of digital certificates, credentials and passwords
  • Encryption of sensitive data
  • Banking/payment
  • Loyalty and gift card systems
  • Access control
  • Stored value
  • Identification
  • Ticketing
  • Parking and toll collection

NOTE: If you are experiencing problems with your CAC reader, please visit our CAC Support page or  Contact us.