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 picture Reader name and it's product ID according to ID-card utiliy diagnostics Comments

Tested

17.6

Tested

17.8

Omnikey CardMan 1021 (USB)   + +

USB\VID_076B&PID_1021&REV_0100

Bit4id miniLector Pocket USB CCID compatible. Does work with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux op. systems.    

USB\VID_25DD&PID_3111&REV_0100

Bit4id miniLector EVO USB CCID compatible. Does work with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux op. systems.    

USB\VID_25DD&PID_3111&REV_0100

Bit4id IDone USB CCID compatible. Does work with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux op. systems.    

USB\VID_2021&PID_0001&REV_0300

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.

+ +
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.
+ +
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 computer Unstable 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)  Linux distributions not supported.    
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 READER

+iD smart card reader is CCID compliant for easy plug & play (no additional USB driver is required of operating systems supports CCID).

For non CCID OS support please download drivers here Software: Drivers & Utilities.

NB! Enable drivers automatic update and please make sure your ID card and OS software is up to date.

   

 USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0165&REV_6123

  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. Drivers can be downloaded from here.

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

Does not work with Mac OS X op. systems and neither does not work with Firefox under Windows or Linux op. systems.

+ +

 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 Keyboard Microsoft 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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