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Belkin announces industry’s first USB smart card and CAC reader for government applications


Belkin today announced the industry’s first USB smart card and common access card (CAC) reader specifically designed for today’s demanding government applications. Offering the broadest range of smart card compatibility, including Class A, B, C (5v, 3v and 1.8v), the Belkin Smart Card Reader features a compact, tamper-resistant design for easy one-handed card insertion that is ideal for government data security use. Designed to support smart cards meeting ISO7816 standards, which include CAC and PIV, the new Belkin Smart Card Reader has been built from the ground up to assure high security for government applications. Its uni-body enclosure works to eliminate entry points and prevents physical electronic tampering. All firmware is in ROM (read only memory) to assure no risk of alteration.


For ease of operation, the Belkin card reader offers an ergonomic design with a large card opening for quick, one-handed card insertion. The reader operates seamlessly with Windows 7 standard CCID drivers, no additional software or drivers are required. The new Belkin USB Smart Card and CAC Reader is available now though Belkin’s U.S. network of distributors and value added resellers. All card readers come with three-year warranty and support, and are TAA compliant.