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Smart cards are the next step in convenience and security. Get ready for the future with the IOGEAR Vertical USB Smart Card Access Reader. Effortlessly scan your smart card with the assurance of data protection and an added layer of security. It supports multiple smart card protocols and relevant industry standards for digital signage and secure personal identification.
A Smart Card is a small portable credit-card shaped pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits or IC chips which can process data. The combination of the small size and IC in the samrt card make them a valuable tool for security, data storage, and other special applications. The use of smart cards can improve user security by combining something a user has with something only the user should know (a PIN). This provides two level of security that is more secure than passwords alone. A smart card reader is a communications medium between the smart card and a host (e.g. a computer, a point-of-sale terminal) adding a level of security to prevent unwanted users accessing the system.