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IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader Enables Access to Secure Systems from Newest USB-C and Thunderbolt-Enabled Computers [06-28-2017]

TAA-Compliant GSR205 Enables Military, Government and Private Sector Workers to Access Secure Systems Using Common Access Card (CAC) or Smart Cards

IRVINE, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced the availability of the GSR205 USB-C CAC Reader. The TAA-compliant USB Common Access Card (CAC) Reader enables military, government and private sector workers to access secure systems such as computers, point-of-sale terminals, and network systems, using their CAC or Smart cards.

The new IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader is designed to enable secure system access in the government, banking and healthcare sectors, using the latest USB-C and Thunderbolt-enabled desktop and laptop computers. The USB-C CAC Reader features a portable design with power and scan LED indicators, and provides fast 825kbps read speed with multi-protocol support.

Key Features of the IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader

  • USB-C Connectivity – Uses the latest USB-C technology to keep up with technology demands driven by the new generation of faster, lighter laptop computers. Provides super-fast transfer speeds to minimize the time required to authenticate the user to the classified network.
  • Minimize Misalignment Errors – Physical contact readers in the USB-C CAC Reader are designed to eliminate misalignment and reduce the possibility of misreading the CAC or Smart cards.

The IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader, which supports CAC cards programmed with a Personal Identification Verification (PIV) chip, is EMV2000 Level 1 approved and supports 3V and 5V cards. It also meets the ISO7816 Smart Card standard for Class A, B and C cards.

"The technology behind connectivity interfaces evolves and changes with each new generation of desktop and laptop hardware as the demand for faster transfer speeds and smaller devices continues to grow," explained David Lin, Product Manager at IOGEAR. "As the new generation of computers transitions to the use of USB-C ports, with some laptops moving exclusively to this interface for connectivity to external devices, our new USB-C CAC reader will enable users to transition to the latest computing technology without having to worry about losing their access to the critical systems and applications required by their employers."

The GSR205 USB-C CAC Reader carries a limited three-year warranty and is available now at a MSRP of $29.95. For more information on the new IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader or other members of IOGEAR’s growing portfolio of USB-C connectivity products and solutions, please visit Follow IOGEAR on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for additional industry, company and product details.


IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of end consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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