Manufacturer: HID Global
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3927 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 10 Oct 2007
The presence of smart cards are strongly felt in the areas of home banking, payments, Internet security, loyalty programs, access control, healthcare, and PKI tokens among others. The growing use and popularity of these smart cards have prompted the release into the computer market of products like the CardMan 8630 which with the help of its device driver can be hosted in various computer systems like desktop and notebook architectures. This particular hardware component is compliant with the standards set for the EMV 3.1.1 and the ISO 7816. The device driver also supports both T=0 and T=1 transmission protocols with data transmission speeds that can reach up to 115 kilobits per second. The actual data transmission speed would of course depend on what is supported by the smart card. The device driver also allows for an automatic powering down as well as movement detection of the smart card.
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
Since there are a number of smart card variants in the market today, the CardMan 8630 is designed to implement an automatic detection process. This routine allows the host card reader to automatically adjust its protocols and other operating requirements to successfully retrieve stored information. By design this hardware component is protected from short circuit as well as thermal problems. This will ensure that any vital information stored in the smart card will not be corrupted or lost in case of electrical surges and the likes. The Universal Serial Bus interface design of this hardware component is compliant with the version 1.1 specifications of the communication port. The device driver also supports connection to the host computer system via a serial communication port using an RS 232 cable. The transmission speed set by the manufacturer is at 64 kilobits per second for UHCI and 1.1 megabits per second using OHCI. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CardMan 8630 errors before installing any driver updates.