Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 26.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 08 Jan 2002
Essentially an ActivCard is a hardware component that allows for the reading of the contents of a personal card or smart card like those found in driver's license among others. This device works by plugging it into an available Universal Serial Bus interface port on the host computer system. Basically it is designed to function with the version 2.0 of the Universal Serial Bus interface port. However, the installation of the appropriate device driver will allow it to be hosted on any computer system using legacy Universal Serial Bus interface port versions. The main drawback is that the data transfer speed is relatively slower on older versions of the Universal Serial Bus communication port. The device driver of the ActivCard USB Reader V2 also ensures that the supported hardware component will comply with existing industry standards to allow it to be deployed in virtually any type of computing environment. The device driver is bundled by the manufacturer with some tools and utilities that can be used by the computer user to troubleshoot some problems that may arise at runtime.
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
The device driver also makes it possible to integrate the supported hardware component into the proprietary digital identity management software application of its manufacturer. The same process can be applied to customized software applications which are intended to provide additional security features to a host computer system. The device driver supports the prevailing protocols and services that are executed by the underlying operating system environment. The ActivCard USB Reader V2 makes use of the communication layer provided by its device driver in order to allow the software applications installed in the host computer system to gain access to the information stored in the hosted memory card. Since this particular hardware component makes use of a proprietary technology it is not covered by any type of generic device driver. The operating system platform makes use of the information provided by the device driver to carefully evaluate any potential updates. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ActivCard USB Reader V2 errors before installing any driver updates.