Portable Smart Card Reader

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Portable Smart Card Reader



UPC: 881317510563 Availability: EOL
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MSRP: $29.95

Portable Common Access Card Reader / CAC Reader

Go mobile with IOGEAR's Portable Common Access Card Reader. Our latest Common Access Card (CAC) reader is the perfect communications medium between a CAC or "Smart Card" and a host (e.g. a computer or a point-of-sale terminal). The slim design of the GSR203 features a tuck-away USB cable and fits easily into your backpack, briefcase, or even pocket to make transportation effortless.

What is a Smart Card Reader?

A Common Access Card or "Smart Card" is a small portable credit-card shaped pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits or IC chips which can process data. The combination of the small size and IC (integrated chip) in the Smart Card make them a valuable tool for security, data storage, and other special applications. The use of Smart Cards can improve user security by combining something a user has (the Smart Card) with something only the user should know (a PIN). This provides two factor security that is more secure than passwords alone.

Designed for Security and Accuracy

The traditional credit card uses a magnetic-strip which stores a very small amount of information and has no processing capability of its own. Smart Cards are the next generation of secure and user friendly identification, authentication & data storage solution. IOGEAR USB Smart Card Access Readers use a contact system where the card must be inserted directly into the card reader; this type of reader is less prone to misalignment and eliminates the possibility of being misread.

Smart Card Reader Usage

Government, healthcare, banking, and entertainment industries require secure logins / authentication to access information, sensitive data, or private areas. Smart Cards are the next step in this convenience and security.

  • Government - Add an additional level of security to computers with sensitive information
  • Healthcare - Secure patient information by requiring smart card access of system terminals and computers
  • Banking - Protect your customers from unwanted data and monetary theft

Smart Card Reader with TAA Compliance

GSR202 is listed on the Approved Product List and is TAA compliant product. Users can go to the following website for more info.


APL# 579

  • Portable Smart Card reader
  • Suitable for applications in government, healthcare, banking, entertainment, and secure network login
  • Supports multiple Smart Card protocols and relevant industry standards for digital signage and secure personal identification
  • Pocket-sized compact design with tuck-away USB cable for easy portability
  • FIPS-201 Compliant: Meets US Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201*
  • Support for V7.x and V8.x USAccess Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards
  • 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
  • Speed:344,105 bps
  • Power / Scan LED indicators
  • *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. Each element shall be individually formatted as binary numbers and combined to form a 75 bit string as shown in the figure below.

**CAC Middleware is not included

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 11
  • MAC OSX 10.4 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
  • 1 x Portable Card Reader
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card
Distributor Part #
Ingram QU4685
Synnex 3552511
Cable Connections
CPU Connectors
Warranty3 Year
Data Rate344,105 bps
Cable Length2"
Unit Dimensions
Height.25 in.
Length2.75 in.
Depth2 in.
Unit Package Dimensions
Height6.75 in.
Length3.9 in.
Width.75 in.
Master Carton
Height7.25 in.
Width4.38 in.
Depth10.5 in.
Master Carton Wt.1.8 lbs.
Unit Wt..05 lbs.
Physical Properties
Unit Weight.053lbs (.024kg)
Unit Weight with package.15 lbs (.068kg)
Case Weight1.80 lbs.
Case Qty12

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