USB CAC Reader (TAA compliant)

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USB CAC Reader (TAA compliant)



UPC: 881317508614

MSRP: $29.95

CAC Reader / Smart Card Reader

The IOGEAR GSR202 is a TAA compliant USB Common Access Card Reader for military, government and even private sector workers who need everyday access to secure systems. Common Access Card (CAC) or Smart Card readers are used as a communications medium between the Smart Card and a host (e.g. a computer, point-of-sale terminal, network system, etc.) in secure systems such as those used by government, banking and health care.

IOGEAR's USB Common Access Card Readers require the card to be inserted directly into the reader where electrical contacts retrieve the data stored in the card’s chipset. IOGEAR’s physical contact readers are less prone to misalignment, which helps to eliminate the possibility of being misread.

What is a Smart Card or Common Access Card?

Often referred to as a Smart Card, the Common Access Card (or CAC) is the shape of a credit card, and is embedded with a data chip allowing specialized access. In addition to the embedded chip, Smart Cards are usually programmed with a PIN to ensure security for both the card holder and the system being accessed. Having reached tremendous adoption rates outside of the U.S., Smart Cards are now rapidly growing in this country to combat credit card fraud, while also providing the next generation of secure and user friendly identification. The federal government issues Common Access Cards programmed with a Personal Identification Verification (PIV) chip containing the data necessary for the cardholder to be properly identified and granted access to secure federal facilities and information systems. Smart Cards have been in use by the federal government in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) since 2006, and now the technology is rapidly spreading to banking, healthcare and other areas requiring identity verification and secured access.

What is TAA Compliance?

TAA compliance indicates that a specific product follows the requirements outlined in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, basically stating that the product is made in either the United States or a designated country. The designated country list includes those entered into free trade agreement with the U.S., those that take part in the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement, those listed as a Least Developed Country (LDC), and others. Government purchase contracts, especially those for the Department of Defense, generally stipulate a product be TAA compliant in order to be considered for purchase. All of IOGEAR’s TAA compliant products meet the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule requirements for government procurement. Additionally, several of these products are already listed on the GSA Approved Products List so government contractors, distributors and buying offices may refer to the following APL numbers listed below. Please also note that TAA compliance is not mandatory for all government agencies, so IOGEAR also offers a similar non-TAA compliant version of some products in order to provide lower pricing when TAA compliance is not required. For more information or questions about TAA compliance products, please contact us directly.

For a list of all IOGEAR TAA compliant products click here.

The following IOGEAR products are already listed on the GSA Schedule:
GSR202 USB Smart Card Reader: GSA APL #579
GSR203 Portable Smart Card Reader: GSA APL #693
GKBSR201 Keyboard w/Built-in Common Access Card Reader: GSA APL #612

***The FIPS 201 Evaluation Program removed LACS Transparent Readers from the Approved Products list. See link for more details.


For a list of all IOGEAR TAA compliant products click here.

The following IOGEAR products are already listed on the GSA Schedule:
GSR202 USB Smart Card Reader GSA APL #579
GSR203 Portable Smart Card ReaderGSA APL #693
GKBSR201 Keyboard w/Built-in Common Access Card ReaderGSA APL #612

  • Suitable for applications in government, healthcare, banking, entertainment, and secure network login

  • Supports multiple Smart Card protocols

  • EMV 2000 Level 1 approved and support 3V and 5V cards

  • Designed for use with CAC software**

  • ISO7816 implementation - Class A, B, and C (5V / 3V / 1.8V) Card

  • USB 2.0 connection to increase reliability and ease of operation

  • Portable design

  • TAA Compliant

  • USB Full-Speed interface, compliant with USB 2.0 Specification

  • Support single slot

  • EMVCo 4.3 Level 1 Specification certified

  • PBOC3.0 Level 1 Specification certified

  • Support PC Smart Card industry standard-PC/SC 2.0

  • Support ISO7816 T0, T1 protocol

  • Support ISO7816 Class A, B, C (5/3/1.8V) cards

  • Support I2C memory card, SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636, AT88SC1608, AT45D041 card and AT45DB041 card via external EEPROM

  • Support customized USB VID/PID, manufacture/product strings and serial number by external EEPROM via interface

  • Compatible with Microsoft USB-CCID driver

  • Support remote wake up through inserting card/removing card

  • Support USB selective suspend

  • Support Power Saving Mode (Using one pin to select between Normal/PWR Saving Mode)

  • Support card power over current protection mechanism

  • Support for V7.x and V8.x USAccess Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards

  • Smart Card Clock up to 8Mhz

  • CE/FCC/IC Certificate

  • MTBF up to 500,000 Hours

  • Power / scan LED indicator

  • *R-TRE.1: Follows the ISO7816-2 standard

  • R-TRE.2: GSR202 conforms to the reader-to-host system interface of Personal computer/smart card (PC/SC) spec

  • R-TRE.3: Support Class A operating class as defined in ISO/IEC 7816-3: 1997 and ISO/IEC 7816-3:1997/Amd 1:2002

  • R-TRE.4: Support both T=0 and T=1 transmission protocol which is defined in ISO/IEC 7816-3:1997

  • R-TRE.5: Not generate the programming Voltage

  • R-TRE.6: Data retrieved from the PIV readers shall be the data that was written on each card

  • R-TRE.13: Data format for physical readers shall consist of the 2 parity bits, agency code, system code and credential code elements of the FASC-N along with the expiration date (YYYYMMDD) from the CHUID as defined by appendix A of NIST SP 800-73.

**CAC Middleware is not included

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 11
  • MAC OS X 10.5 or later (32-bit/64-bit, embedded smart card services)
  • Linux Redhat, Ubuntu, Fedora (Kernel 2.4 or later)
  • Available USB Port 1.1 or 2.0
  • Chrome OS is not supported
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card
Distributor Part #
Ingram GF9753
Synnex 2959477
GSR202 EAR99
Cable Length5 feet
Connectors (Input)8 pin, Friction Technology
InterfaceUSB Type A Male Connector
Power On1
Power ConsumptionUSB with 5V, 45mA
Data Rate344,105bps
Operating Temperature0?~50? (Humidity:20%~90%)
POP Information
10'' Peg Hook5
6'' Peg Hook3
Unit Dimensions
Height0.625 in (1.59 cm)
Depth2.625 in (6.67 cm)
Width3.06 in (7.77 cm)
Unit Package Dimensions
Height6.88 in (17.48 cm)
Width5.56 in (14.12 cm)
Depth1.38 in (3.51 cm)
Master Carton
Height7.25 in (18.41 cm)
Width17 in (43.18 cm)
Depth6 in (15.24 cm)
Master Carton Qty.12
Master Carton Wt.3.80 lb (1.4kgs)
Unit Wt.0.20 lb (0.1kgs)
Physical Properties
Unit Weight with package0.30 lb (0.14kgs)

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