Manufacturer: Towitoko AG
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.49 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 18 Jun 2002
The CHIPDRIVE SmartCardReader is a hardware component that is used to process a smart ID usually by connecting to a host computer system. The device driver is responsible for establishing the communication framework with the host computer system as well as the database file used to validate the contents of the SmartCard. Normally the SmartCard interface standard should comply with the specifications of the ISO 7816/ This allows for the standardization of deployment operations regardless of the physical characteristics of the SmartCard device. In this context the device driver helps in validating to the host computer system that the supported hardware component complies with this international standards. The device driver is partly responsible for putting in place a corresponding software interface that can be used to manage not only the contents of the SmartCard but that of its reader as well. The process of reading the contents of the SmartCard is done in conjunction with the prevailing protocols of the host operating system environment.
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
In order for the CHIPDRIVE SmartCardReader to successfully connect to the contents of the SmartCard the device driver must conform to the PC/SC specifications. It must be understood though that not all card readers in the market conform to this standard but majority support it via the device driver. The implementation of the device driver would also differ depending on the type and version of the host operating system platform running in the host computer system. In terms of compatibility, there are instances wherein the manufacturer provided device driver remains incompatible with the underlying operating system environment. This normally happens when the manufacture does not inherently intend to support the operating system platform. The type of card contact that is implemented would also affect how information is accessed. Essentially for SmartCards there are two main contacts, friction and landing. For software interface standards the EMV specification is normally implemented. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CHIPDRIVE SmartCardReader errors before installing any driver updates.