Useful information about smartcard readers

Card reader name and model is usually written on the information label (usually located on the backside of the reader). Product ID can be found from from ID-card utility diagnostics (from ID-card software version 3.7).

  • Under Windows the card reader works with all drivers (manufacturer and Microsoft class drivers), unless marked otherwise in the table. 
  • Under Linuxi and Mac OS X the default driver will work (USB CCID), unless marked otherwise in the table.
  • After using standby and hibernate functionality there could be problems with reading the ID-card. This should only happen if the card was in the reader and some ID-software component in use during that time.  Usually the solution is to remove and insert the card to the reader again but sometimes its required to restart the ID-software component or the computer. 
  • PIN-pad readers can have issues in Windows terminal solutions as terminal systems are not officially supported environments by the ID-card software. 

In the table below, the ID-software version besides the card reader means that this card reader has been tested with all the operating systems supported by that ID-software version. Comments box describes all specialities and possible problems. 

For every ID-software version the list of tested card readers is agreed on between Estonian Information Systems Authority RIA (client) and Sertifitseerimiskeskus (software developer).

Reader pictureReader name and it's product ID according to ID-card utiliy diagnosticsComments

Tested

3.11

Tested

3.12

Omnikey CardMan 1021 (USB) ++

USB\VID_076B&PID_1021&REV_0100

Omnikey CardMan 4040 (PCMCIA)

The external reader should be used with Linux distributions.

  
PCMCIA\OMNIKEY-CardMan_4040-FE82
Omnikey CardMan 4321 (ExpressCard54)Does work with manufacturer's drivers.++
USB\VID_076B&PID_4321&REV_0203
Omnikey CardMan 3621 (USB PIN-pad)

PIN-pad mode does not work under Windows XP with Internet Explorer and Chrome.

  
USB\VID_076B&PID_3621&REV_0600 
 Omnikey CardMan 3821 (USB PIN-pad and display)

PIN-pad mode does'nt work under Windows XP with Internet Explorer and Chrome.

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USB\VID_076B&PID_3821&REV_0600
Omnikey CardMan 3121 (USB)   
USB\VID_076B&PID_3021&REV_0302
JSP-CR900 (Microlink's/Ordi All-in-one reader) Does work with manufacturer's drivers and under Windows OS. might work with Microsoft Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF) driver. ++

USB\VID_058F&PID_9520&REV_?0?0

USB\VID_058F&PID_9520&REV_?033

SCM SCR 3310 (USB) ++
USB\Vid_04e6&Pid_5116&Rev_0518
 SCM SCR 3340 (ExpressCard54)   
USB\VID_04E6&PID_5119&REV_0523
 SCM SPR 532 (USB PIN-pad)

The reader works with the SCM Microsystems ver. 4.54.0.0 driver which comes automatically from Windows Update if the automatic driver update functionality is enabled.

PIN-pad mode does not work under Windows XP.

  
USB\VID_04E6&PID_E003&REV_0510 
 SCM SCR333 internal card reader for desktop computers   
USB\VID_04E6&PID_5113&REV_0413
 HP SmartCard keyboard (model KUS0133), ver. ED707AA#ABB
  • This version of the keyboard might not work as a card reader in Linux and Mac OS X environment because of missing drivers.
  • Under Windows XP works normally as a card reader with a driver from manafacturer's website (sp45492.exe 16.january 2010 version). Without the manufacturers driver the reader can sometimes behave as a PIN-pad reader (PIN-dialogue window is not displayed).  
  • Under Windows Vista / 7 / 8 works as a card reader with both default and manufacturer's driver.
  • If Microsoft WUDF driver is used and the card is inserted after the keyboard is connected to the computer then the card cant be read. This means that the card reader notification light doesnt not light up and ID-card utility will continue to display an error: "No card found". If the keyboard is connected to the computer while the card is already in the reader then the card can be read. If user has enabled the automatic driver update through Windows Update then a working HP driver version 4.35.0.2 will be installed.
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USB\VID_03F0&PID_1624&REV_0535&MI_01
USB\VID_03F0&PID_0036&REV_0124&MI_01 
 HP SmartCard keyboard (model KUS0133), ver. BV813AA
  • This version of the keyboard might not work as a card reader in Linux and Mac OS X environment because of missing drivers.
  • Under Windows XP works normally as a card reader with a driver from manafacturer's website (sp45492.exe 16.january 2010 version). Without the manufacturers driver the reader can sometimes behave as a PIN-pad reader (PIN-dialogue window is not displayed).  
  • Under Windows Vista / 7 / 8 works as a card reader with both default and manufacturer's driver.
  • If Microsoft WUDF driver is used and the card is inserted after the keyboard is connected to the computer then the card cant be read. This means that the card reader notification light doesnt not light up and ID-card utility will continue to display an error: "No card found". If the keyboard is connected to the computer while the card is already in the reader then the card can be read. If user has enabled the automatic driver update through Windows Update then a working HP driver version 4.35.0.2 will be installed. 
  
USB\VID_03F0&PID_1624&REV_0535&MI_01
USB\VID_03F0&PID_0036&REV_0124&MI_01 
 Akasa AKICR06L All-in-one-reader for desktop computerUnstable under Linux distributions. ++
USB\VID_058F&PID_9520&REV_?0?0
 Akasa AKICR09 All-in-one-reader for desktop computer   
USB\VID_058F&PID_9520&REV_?0?0 
 Akasa AK-CR-03 (USB)   
USB\VID_058F&PID_9520&REV_?0?0
 Ricoh RL5c476 II (internal reader for HP laptops)

There could be issues under 64bit versions of Windows.

The external reader should be used with Linux distributions.

  
 PCMCIA\RICOH-Bay8Controller-F1B2
 Akasa Ricoh RL5c476 II (internal reader for Lenovo aptops)   
USB\VID_17EF&PID_1003&REV_0100  
 O2micro (internal reader for Dell laptops)The external reader should be used with Linux distributions.   
USB\VID_0B97&PID_7772&REV_0110 
 Broadcom (internal reader for Dell laptops)

There are issues with older ID-cards (issued before 2011) and Digi-ID cards.

The external reader should be used with Windows XP  

The external reader should be used with Linux distributions.

++
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800&REV_0101&MI_01  
 +ID SMART CARD/microSD READER (USB)

Using the reader on Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 with driver version 1.0.0, from time to time the card may lose connection to the reader. Reinsert the card to the reader to solve the problem. Driver can be downloaded from here

  

 

 Gemalto PC-USB-TR IDBRidge CT30 (USB)  ++

USB\VID_08E6&PID_3437&REV_0200

 Gemalto IDBRIDGE CT710 ESTONIA (or Gemalto Ezio Shield) (USB PIN-pad and display) 

Card reader that can only works in PIN-pad mode.

Manufacturers drivers are available for Windows 10, 7, 8, Vista and XP. Under Windows XP the card reader does not work with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer web browsers starting from ID-sotware version 3.7.

Does not work under Linux since there are no manufacturer drivers.

Mac OS X (from 10.6 to 10.9) users can find necessary drivers here. NB! You need to reboot computer after installing drivers. After reboot the ID-card utility and DigiDoc3 client work without problems but the only supported web browser will be Mozilla Firefox from ID-software version 3.8.1. 

Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11 does not have manufacturer's drivers which is making the usage of card reader impossible.

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 USB\VID_08E6&PID_34C2&REV_0102 

 ACS ACR38U-N1 (USB)

 

 

  
USB\VID_072F&PID_90CC&REV_010
 ACS ACR38u-J1 (USB)    
USB\VID_072F&PID_90CC&REV_0100
 Cherry RS 6700 Smart Board XX44

With default driver the reader will work as a PIN-pad reader under Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit) 

Will work as a normal reader with Microsoft Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF) driver.   

  

USB\VID_046A&PID_0010&REV_0106&MI_01

 Cherry RS 6600 Smart Board XX44

With default driver the reader will work as a PIN-pad reader under Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit) 

Will work as a normal reader with Microsoft Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF) driver.     
  
USB\VID_046A&PID_0010&REV_0106&MI_01
 Ingenico LEO (formerly XIRING) (USB PIN-pad and display)PIN-pad mode does not work under Windows XP with Internet Explorer and Chrome.  

USB\VID_0F14&PID_0038&REV_0112

 Lenovo USB Smartcard KeyboardMicrosoft Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF) driver should be used.  ++

USB\VID_17EF&PID_6007&REV_0116&MI_01

 Dell RT7D60 USB Smartcard Keyboard

Does not work as a card reader under Mac OS X and Linux.

Under Windows works with default Microsofti WUDF draiver.

  

USB\VID_413C&PID_2101&REV_0100&MI_01

   Fujitsu keyboard KB SCR

Under Windows 7 and 8 authentication and digital signing works in PIN-pad mode. In normal card reader mode its necessary to use Microsoft WUDF driver. 

Microsoft Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF) (USB\VID_0BF8&PID_1017&REV_0121&MI_01)

 

  

SmartCase KB Smart Card Reader (USB\VID_0BF8&PID_1017&REV_0121&MI_01)

 

To get a good overview of different card readers, look here.

If you have different knowhow about smartcard readers listed in this article, please do not hesitate to let us know about that by sending an e-mail to support at sk dot ee

 


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