Cherry Electronic’s new SR-4300 ExpressCard reader and ST-1210 stand-alone smart card readers are now FIPS 201 certified by the General Services Administration for use with Personal Identification Verification smart cards.
The ST-1210 is a CCID-compliant, low-profile USB contacting reader, designed for one-hand operation. At just 105mm x 70mm x 12mm high, it is easily transportable and fits in even small workspaces.
The SR-4300 ExpressCard reader is being bundled with notebooks for applications in federal government agencies. The reader is also suitable for a range of non-government applications, and it is being adopted widely, as the ExpressCard interface displaces PC Cards in new laptop and notebook computers.
Cherry’s new smart card readers are also PC/SC compliant and compatible with ISO7816 (Class A, B, C), so they are suitable for typical smart card applications in single sign-on (SSO) and logical access control. Both SR-4300 and ST-1210 carry 2 year warranties and have a typical operating life of 100,000 card swipes.