Manufacturer: Advanced Card Systems Ltd
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.28 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 06/15/2009
This device is designed to interface with a host computer system using a full speed Universal Serial Bus communication port. The ACS USB Smart Card Reader makes use of memory cards that are plugged into the device in order to access its contents. The hardware component is normally automatically detected by the underlying operating system once it is plugged into the correct communication port. In most instances the computer user will be prompted to install the corresponding device drivers to make it functional. This type of device is known as a removable storage. One of the roles of its device driver is to help the operating system to identify when it is plugged into the Universal Serial Bus port. The same device driver is partially responsible for communicating with the operating system to eject the device and unload its access to the system memory.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
When installed with the correct device driver the computer user gains the flexibility of being able to read different memory cards without having to reboot the computer system. The ACS USB Smart Card Reader also provides the computer user with a way of storing information into the memory card. Memory cards although smaller and seemingly brittle are considered as not only flexible but also faster media for storing information. The data stored in the memory card is likewise not affected by problems that commonly plague hard drives, diskettes, and even optical media. Removable storage devices like the ACS USB Smart Card Reader are normally assigned a temporary address in the system memory. This address may change depending on what Universal Serial Bus communication port it is inserted into in case there is more than one on the machine. The installed device driver helps to keep track of the address it uses. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ACS USB Smart Card Reader errors before installing any driver updates.