Category: Input Device
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows 98/ Windows 98 SE/ Windows 2000/Windows XP/ Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.0 / 05 Sep 2008
The CardMan 5x21 is a smart card reader which is rated as a CCID approved device. With its compliance, the card can be operated on an interface that does not necessarily need an Omnikey CardMan 5x21 proprietary driver. The CardMan 5x21 smart card reader is designed as a dual slot reading device. This implies from an application point of view as well as smart card manager standpoint that the card contains two readers, each of which is represented by a respective name. The readers have slots that are labeled, with the contactless slot denoted ‚ÄúCardman 5 x 21-CL n'. The n in the label name is used to denote the slot number. The CardMan 5x21 smart card reader facilitates card tracking via contact as well as air interface. It is also a diagnostic tool since it lists the available card readers and drivers and specifies their details such as versions.
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 diagnostic tool in the Omnikey CardMan 5x21 smart card reader develops a separate tab for any card reader interface that is available. The tabs that it creates indicate their respective names depending on the related reader. These names are the same ones used within the PC or SC framework. The diagnostic tool within the Omnikey CardMan 5x21 smart card reader also has an internal flat database that facilitates a quick lookup of the ATR (Answer to Reset) system. When the Omnikey CardMan 5x21 card is used with a known card, a description name is usually displayed under the Smart Card Name field as well as in the Protocol field as T= Cl. The card supports a multiplicity of 13.56 MHz contactless protocols and standards that comply with ISO 14443A, ISO 15694, iCLASS, ISO 14443B, and I-CODE standards as well as many more others. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CardMan 5x21 errors before installing any driver updates.