Portable Smart Card Reader Go mobile with IOGEAR's Portable Smart Card reader. Our latest Smart Card reader is the perfect communications medium between a Smart Card and a host (e.g. a computer or a point-of-sale terminal). Keep the GSR203 Portable Smartcard reader in your backpack, briefcase, or even pocket. The slim design with tuck-away and clip USB cable makes transportation effortless.
What is a Smart Card Reader? A 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. The IOGEAR USB Smart Card Access Reader uses a contact system where the card must be swiped through 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.