Manufacturer: Omnikey AG
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/XP/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 04 May 2009
CardMan 3x21 CS is among the many smart card reader drivers produced by Omnikey AG. A smart card reader is defined as an electronic device which can communicate with a host and with the smart card. It is actually a communication media. It can support read as well as write data that is available on the smart card. A Smart card reader has some specific mandatory features. First of all, it should have a smart card interface standard of ISO 7816. This is a requirement since the smart identity card takes up this standard and it comes in several parts; of which the first three are applicable to the smart card readers. The first part describes the card's physical characteristics. The second part gives the dimension as well as location of the card's chip contacts while the third part describes the card's transmissions protocols and electronic signals.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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Another mandatory feature which a smart card reader such as the CardMan 3x21 CS should have is a driver which operates under the PC/SC specification. The driver is software which the computer's operating system uses to manager a smart card as well as a card reader. For a smart card to be read, the card reder driver has to comply with PC/SC standards. Once the smart card has established contact with the card reader, both of them will identify themselves to one another through sending as well as receiving information. If the information which is exchanged does not add up, then further processing of this information will not take place. Smart cards are different from regular bank cards as they are able to protect themselves from any unauthorized users. They also use inventive security measures such as PIN entry, fingerprint scanners and secure display. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CardMan 3x21 CS errors before installing any driver updates.