Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader


Device driver details
Category: Smart Card Reader
Manufacturer: Citibank
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 21.7 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.3.0.1 / 11/29/2001
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Windows device driver information for Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader

The Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader is used with Citibank’s smart card. This device is aided by its device driver in properly identifying a Citibank smart card once it comes in contact with the Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader. The driver will act as a go between for the commands sent and received by the smart card to the smart card reader and vice versa. This operation will ensure that the capabilities of the Citibank smart card reader will be fully and properly implemented. Citibank smart cards use the global Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) standard which provides global interoperability of terminals and cards and management of PIN to establish security. This standard also allows interoperability with card addresses and numbers, electronic wallets capable of storing URLs and a loyalty program designed to deliver chip enabled frequent shopper offers to smart card users.

The shape and size of a Citibank smart card is that of a credit card, but the two cards differ in that a smart card contains a mini computer system. This mini computer system allows the smart card to carry out a number of functions that cannot be executed by an ordinary credit card. For instance, a smart card can hold user identification information that prohibits illegal access. Security is implemented by the smart card by utilizing advanced cryptographic methods to communicate between the smart card and the Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader and other reading devices. A Citibank smart card usually has a SPOM (self programmable one chip microcomputer) with 8 metallic metal pads (typically copper) used for electronic contact points for the communication of commands between the Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader and the Citibank Smart Card. These contact points are capable of providing power, a connection for reading the signal of the smart card, programming the smart card’s voltage and resetting the card, and an output/ input for serial data communication. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Citibank Serial Smart Card Reader errors before installing any driver updates.


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