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Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98/2000/Me/NT/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 01 Jun 2009
American Express GCR435 USB Smart Card Reader is produced by Microsoft. A smart card reader is a device which is used to read smart cards and which facilitates its communication with the host, for instance the computer or a mobile telephone. Smart Card Readers are also referred to as card programmers, card acceptance devices, card terminals as well as interface device. When smart card readers connect with the smart card, they are able to identify themselves to each other by communication. If in the course of their communication they exchange incompatible messages then there will be no more processing. This is what makes smart cards to be more secure than other financial cards. Those which feature USB dongles also provide a much better access. The USB connection makes the devices to be increasingly reliable, speed communication and makes operation to be easy.
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
A smart card reader such as American Express GCR435 USB Smart Card Reader must have the following features. It must use the ISO 7816 standard for interfaces. This standard describes the requirements of interfaces for smart cards that connect to readers. Another mandatory feature is a driver, that is, the software which the computer's operating system uses to manage the smart card as well as the card reader. This driver must comply with PC/SC which many card readers support. Worth noting is that for the product to function efficiently, users should always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver. Different operating systems use different drivers thus users should always ensure compatibility. Other features which are desirable in a smart card reader include a landing contact type as this provides better protection. American Express GCR435 USB Smart Card Reader is therefore a device of choice among smart card users. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and American Express GCR435 USB Smart Card Reader errors before installing any driver updates.