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OMNIKEY Launches New High-speed PIN Pad Smart Card Reader

Wednesday 30 March 2005 14:34 CET | News

OMNIKEY, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, announced the debut of its new CardMan® 3821 USB smart card reader.

The CardMan® 3821 USB PIN pad reader is based on the existing technology of OMNIKEYs successful and high speed CardMan® 3621 PIN pad reader, and furthermore features a user-friendly display. The new CardMan® 3821 is modeled after OMNIKEY´s latest chip set design which has already been successfully integrated into the new CardMan® product family of smart card readers (3121, 4040, 6121 and 3621), guaranteeing the highest reader-to-card transmission rate currently available on the market. The CardMan® 3821 is a class 2 / class 3 reader featuring a keypad for performing Secure PIN Entry (SPE) and PIN change operations as well as a display with two lines (2x16 characters) to guide the user through the PIN entry process. A special symbol in the display indicates when the secure mode is activated. Furthermore, default commands to be displayed during the SPE process are available in 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Additional languages can also be programmed. The CardMan® 3821 is especially suited for digital signature, banking and payment applications, making it the preferred choice for all applications that require high security with the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Consistent with OMNIKEYs tradition of offering robust, technically superior firmware and driver support, the CardMan® 3821 guarantees the highest level of interoperability available on the market today. The new smart card reader is designed to meet all major standards like ISO 7816, PC/SC, EMV 2000 (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) Level 1, Microsoft® WHQL, HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface), USB, the PC-2001 specification and many more. The CardMan® 3821 is today already in line with the upcoming PC/SC 2.0 specification, where OMNIKEY contributed with specifications for a generic Secure PIN Entry support. The CardMan® 3821 is currently under evaluation for Common Criteria EAL3+ certification and is commercially available.


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